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Self-Heating Butter Dish

Never suffer from unspreadable butter again!
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In a moment of divine inspiration, I recieved this brilliant idea the other day. How about a butter dish that gently exudes heat from each side to soften the butter that you're about to enjoy on your toast? No more hacking large chunks of butter off the slab and scraping them over your rapidly cooling bread! Simple, easily spreadable goodness. Oh yeah, baby.
Yarr, Dec 22 2005

http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/food/olivio-spread/429493/ try Olivio, Fishrat
[po, Dec 22 2005]

Already built http://www.butterwizard.com/about.asp
The heated butter dish [jonthegeologist, Dec 22 2005]

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       you might do better to have a 'warming' knife. you surely do not want a dish of runny butter.
po, Dec 22 2005

       Butter tastes good, but it's bad for me. Low fat spread tastes bad, but it's good for me. The scales are finely poised, and the fact the low fat spread is better at, erm, spreading probably pushed my towards a healthier lifestyle.   

       What I'm saying is that your evil butter dish is goin to give me an early heart attack. How could you?
Fishrat, Dec 22 2005

       Use a coffee cup warmer.   

       Don't call your own ideas "brilliant". Fishbone as soon as I decide you aren't joking.
baconbrain, Dec 22 2005

       Warming the knife would be a better idea. I usually place my knife inbetween my freshly toasted bagel, and then slice away. I used to stick the blade in the toaster oven right after it finished, but I've since decided that I don't want to die.
notmarkflynn, Dec 22 2005

       I knew I'd heard of this idea before seeing it posted here - it was invented way back. Please see link. Please use google before posting ideas [yarr]. Cheers.   

       Also note that if you *received* this idea, it rather suggests that it's not your idea. You should post your own suggestions rather than ones you've seen elsewhere on the net or that others tell you about.   

       Not sure if the link makes this *widely* known to exist, so I'll resist mfd for the time being.
jonthegeologist, Dec 22 2005

       I can't believe that runny mess is butter.
po, Dec 22 2005

       Well, he said it was divine inspiration. So God (or his foreign equivalent) gave him the idea. So maybe we should ask God to write down what he tells us to invent.
notmarkflynn, Dec 22 2005

       First off; butter is at least natural, and your body can break it down well. Margerine, not so much. Ugh.   

       2nd; with butter, you don't have to keep it in the fridge. I know its dairy, but you can let it sit outside of the fridge... it'll look a bit funny, but it tastes the same, and you don't need any extra tools! Just besure it is out of reach of the kitty! I have a cat nicknamed ButterLicker for that very reason. He does have the most gorgeous coat though.
Juggalo4Eternity, Dec 24 2005

       //Low fat spread tastes bad, but it's good for me. //   

       From what I've read, almost all of them aren't. Make sure your butter substitute has no trans fats. (partially hydrogenated oil = bad)   

       Aw, you can always nuke it prior to spreading.
Zimmy, Dec 26 2005

       I love softened butter. I think this is doable, and desirable. (You may want to specify self-warming, instead of heating, just a bit above room temp.)   

       Make it a crystal sparkling thing, and it's even great for company. +
blissmiss, Dec 26 2005

       [My apologies for wording this in what appears to be an incorrect manner. The idea was indeed my own, as much as anyone can call them such what with their popping into one's head out of seemingly nowhere, and all added positive adjectives were merely for comic effect. Nothing egotistical intended. Besides, some other bugger's apparently already done it. Curses. Foiled again. :)]
Yarr, Dec 26 2005

       //Low fat spread tastes bad, but it's good for me. //   

       Nope. Everything's bad for you. Just wait, you'll see.
lurch, Dec 26 2005

       //So God (or his foreign equivalent) gave him the idea// err... 'God' is not an exclusively US concept [notmarkflynn], despite what you may have been taught.
ConsulFlaminicus, Dec 27 2005

       Seems like people are majoring on the minors. Sure, a heated knife would be a more practical option. But this is the bakery. Sure, already built, but not widely-known to exist. Not a bad first post, all in all.
RayfordSteele, Dec 28 2005

       //Also note that if you *received* this idea, it rather suggests that it's not your idea.//   

       I must respectfully disagree with this statement. Most of my ideas seem to pop out of thin air.   

       Actually I think that they bubble up from a vast subconscious cesspool where newly relevant, and past half heard/read trivia goes to die. The de-composition and recombination of partially disintegrated information gives off gasses at various depths and pressures which then rises and expands until it bursts forth and can be inhaled by the conscious mind.
It can get smelly at times.

       You could just simply remove the butter from the fridge sooner before dinner. Or you could even put it in the microwave for 10 seconds.
Jscotty, Dec 28 2005

       Cause that would make sense.
MikeOxbig, Dec 28 2005

       I find nuking the refrigerated spread ( be it butter or margarine) for about 30 seconds on "Defrost" works just peachy for my toast. And no runny mess, po!
Canuck, Dec 28 2005

       Ditto Rayford.
blissmiss, Dec 29 2005


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