And in the "Why Did I Buy It Catetgory"
Kids has this ever happened to you? You get out the bread and the butter and go to butter the bread when riiiip, suddenly all you have is torn bread with pats of butter here and there on it? Well now there is:
An end to hard butter misery.
U.K. company unveils temperature-controlled butter dish
Updated: 10:12 a.m. ET Nov. 30, 2005
LONDON - Ever get frustrated with fresh-out-of the-fridge butter that is too hard to spread?
A U.K.-based company has launched a portable, temperature-controlled butter dish, ButterWizard, which keeps butter at what it says is the optimal spreadable temperature of 18.5 C.
It has a built-in fan and a chip which together control the temperature, adjustable for different textures, be it super-soft bread, crusty toast or delicate biscuits. "We were trying to find out what people's frustration with butter was. It's either too hard or too soft," said David Alfille, managing director of East Sussex-based company Alfille Innovations Limited.
"ButterWizard heats or cools the butter and you can adjust the temperature to suit yourself."
Nutritionist Fiona Hunter said: "There are over 16 million U.K. households buying butter on a regular basis, but one complaint I hear time after time is the lack of spreadability of real butter."
"Butter has been part of diet for thousands of years. The important thing is to spread butter thinly," she added.
ButterWizard is available in the U.K. for 34.95 pounds ($60.17).
I personally am waiting until it comes down to $19.95 and wait there's more.
(I really do laud new inventions, but I just keep thinking how much room would any of us have in our kitchen if we bought every new gadget that comes onto the market)?