blomus Basic Large Butter dish

Why It's Cool: Simple, elegant design that goes beautifully from refrigerator to table

There are “basics” in every kitchen: those tools that you always need, and use constantly. But often these are so simply utilitarian that they also are boring to look at: they perform their role, well enough, but they’re not particularly attractive. The Butter Dish is an excellent example of this quandary: it’s often a banal piece of molded plastic that came with your refrigerator …. But it doesn't have to be that way: as we know, function and design can be combined, and where possible, should be!

And we’ve found an answer … the “Basic Butter Dish” from blomus (which is anything but basic)!

This is a beautiful two-part rectangular cuboid of high quality brushed stainless steel, with rounded corners and an elevated space in the polished base, to assure a cold-air cushion underneath your butter. The essence of simplicity and elegance in design, the Basic Butter Dish easily will hold up to 8 ounces/250 grams of butter. This works well with many European butters, widely available in the US and elsewhere. But in the US, your results may vary depending upon which sizes of domestic butter you buy. If you’re in the West, the Basic Butter Dish easily will hold two 4 ounce sticks in the 3½” long “Western Stubby” format, side by side. However, in the East, where many of your 4 ounce sticks are in the 5” long “Elgin” format, you will need to cut one stick into halves and store only 4 ounces at a time. Who knew that this difference existed? Now, … you do!

Regardless of the format - and it seems that these regional differences may be breaking down, especially as major retailers standardize their SKUs - the Basic Butter Dish from blomus is a well-designed, highly functional tool: it will store easily on the “butter shelf” in your refrigerator and keep your butter protected from refrigerator smells. It will beautify your table on any occasion and it cleans up easily in your dishwasher…. This is visible proof that even the most basic tool can be a very Cool Tool!


  • 18/8 Stainless Steel
  • 4¾”/12cm x 4”/10cm x 2¼”/6cm exterior dimensions
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Design by Flöz
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