The Game-Changing $12 Storage Dish That Cuts Your Butter for You

published May 16, 2022
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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

Picture this: It’s Sunday morning, coffee is brewing, bread is toasting, eggs are frying, pancakes are flipping. It’s a beautiful scene, and the only thing that could make it all better? Butter. Butter is delicious no matter which way you slice it, especially when you have a gadget that can do the slicing for you. Enter Shine Me’s ingenious butter keeper, which not only stores your butter but also separates the stick into perfect pats.

The keeper is equipped with a durable slicer that snaps onto the container. Place the butter on the slicer, then use the lid to push the butter through the evenly spaced wire cutters. The resulting pieces make it easy to add a couple pats to the skillet as you’re cooking a big batch of garlic butter mushrooms, simmering a white wine butter sauce, or whipping up homemade hollandaise. Or, just set the keeper on the table and everyone can easily grab a chunk (or two or three) to slather over their short stack of pancakes, warm bread, or baked potato.

Whether you’re looking to keep your butter fresh, have a few pats ready to pass around at the table, or cut out an extra step in your cooking routine, this inexpensive find just might be the best invention since sliced bread.