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The one-click butter cutter


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I'm not normally a person who likes hyper-specialised kitchen equipment but I really, really want a one click butter cutter

Why - that looks like the largest piece of wasted $ for a kitchen that I can think of. Allright, there may be others, but seriously, a sharp paring knife does the same thing - and you wont be throwing it away and cursing after the gadget breaks.

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Why - that looks like the largest piece of wasted $ for a kitchen that I can think of.  Allright, there may be others, but seriously, a sharp paring knife does the same thing - and you wont be throwing it away and cursing after the gadget breaks.

Also, that thing can't possibly work right if the butter is anything but ice-cold. You let it sit on the counter for 5 minutes and it probably already starts to gum up.

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Well I think we should lighten up! Looks like a lovely toy to me!

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I'm not normally a person who likes hyper-specialised kitchen equipment but I really, really want a one click butter cutter

I am one of the idiots who bought this thing. A couple of clicks later, and it broke. Absolutely useless.

I rest my case. And my paring knife.

Mitch Weinstein aka "weinoo"

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This reminds me of a pepper grinder I obtained some place (I think it was a freebie). Wouldn't it make more sense to turn it around so you'd use four fingers instead of a thumb to cut the butter?? One thumb operation looks hard!

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You people obviously don't use enough butter. Who could be happy with that measly little pat? I'd have to stand there clicking away like a Madame Dufarge on speed before I'd get enough to have happy little butter bump of love. :wub:

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I love gadgety kitchen things too. When I saw one of the cooks on Top Chef use a little gadget called and Egg Topper, I was the first to tunou8t and by one. I don't use it much, but it is a unique tool for a unique task. It's a useful tool, since I can't cut an eggshell with a knife, and it works beautifully. But for cutting butter, like weinoo said, a knife works just fine.

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