The $18 Butter Dish That Amazon Shoppers Say is The Cadillac of Butter Dishes

updated Feb 25, 2021
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Today I learned that there is an entire corner of the Internet that loves a certain butter dish. And I have to say, this butter dish is legit.

The OXO Good Grips Butter Dish is the platonic ideal of butter dishes. OXO usually doesn’t lead me astray, and this butter dish is *no* exception.

It allows butter to rest on a flat stainless steel surface (which makes for effortless butter slicing), has a clear lid (which helps you know when you’re running low), and has two stoppers at each end that act as butter bumpers (to keep your stick or nubs from sliding around). It’s also got rubber feet that ensure the whole thing doesn’t slip when you slice.

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This butter dish has almost 14,000 customer ratings on Amazon and 81 percent are 5-stars (that’s more than 11,200 of ’em!). Here’s what some of those happy customers had to say:

“It seems silly to be writing about a butter dish but honestly, I’m 60 years old and this is the best butter dish I’ve ever had.”

“After my cat shattered my glass butter dish, I was in need of a butter dish that would fit my refrigerator’s designated butter area. But I was reluctant to go to plastic (didn’t want that Tupperware look … not that I don’t love a good Tupperware product or two!). This turned out to be perfect for me. The top stays in place so when my furry kitchen helper nudges it with his nose, the butter remains fur-free. And the rubber feet keeps that same nose from nudging the whole dish to the floor. (No, I do not condone my cats on the counter but when my back is turned, trouble brews.)”

“Okay, okay. I know — it’s a butter dish, not a climate controlled, IoT Wi-Fi enabled, WPA2 encryption protected churned cream receptacle or anything, but even the ‘simple things’ in life should be recognized and appreciated when they do something right.”

“First, it holds my butter, which is fantastic. The rubber feet are nice for keeping it from slipping on the table (though I’ve never had an issue with non-footed dishes sliding), but also, because they raise the dish ever so slightly, they make it easier to pick up. (I know that sounds like a silly comment, but I had a previous dish that was too low, and actually a big pain to pick up from a smooth surface.) It’s made of a high-quality plastic, not the cheap kind that’ll shatter when you drop it (I’ve owned several cheaper butter dishes). This is truly the Cadillac of inexpensive butter dishes.”

Do you agree? Is this the “Cadillac of inexpensive butter dishes?”