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About Butter Dishes

There is nothing like an English muffin in the morning with a nice pat of creamy butter to fill in the nooks and crannies. For spreadable butter, your butter dish must sit on the counter for at least an hour so that the butter has time to soften. The butter dish is not a modern invention, by any means. For centuries, people have known that butter needs to be covered and let sit at room temperature for optimal flavor and ease of use. Over the years, butter dishes have been made from a wide variety of materials, such as plastic, glass, stainless steel, and ceramic. Now you might think a butter dish is a rather boring thing to focus your energy on, but you would be wrong. There are so many different designs and patterns to this unique little dish. Some of the most intricately designed butter dishes are of crystal and sterling silver, believe it or not. Throughout history, people valued butter a great deal, so of course those who could afford it would store their butter in the finer materials. Could you imagine picking up a generic stick of butter at your local grocery store and storing it in a crystal butter dish you got from eBay? Now that is true elegance.