Anyone who knows me will not be shocked to find out I have something called Butter Girl. She is a corn butterer and a cute one at that. Corn on the cob is one of the few legitimate reasons for Summer. Butter and salt are the reasons for corn on the cob. And Butter Girl is the perfect butter/corn matchmaker.
You shove half a stick of butter up Butter Girl’s…bottom, and it pops out of her mouth. Then you rip her head off and butter your corn with, I guess, her butter tongue and Butter Girl licks butter onto your corn.
She’s very handy and helpful, and stores the extra butter for next time, sitting neatly in the fridge, patiently waiting for the next ear she gets to lick. Ok I promise that’s the last time I’ll say “lick.”.
Why get Butter Girl?
- She’s cute – she comes in a variety of colors, and has a brother if you’d prefer a boy butter delivery system.
- She’s useful – no more full sticks of mangled, half melted butter laying around after losing a fight to ears of hot corn. She stores the extra butter neatly in the chamber, ready for next time.
- She’s tidy – I have a lot less melted butter pooled on my plate when I finish using her.
- She’s economical – less melted mess means less butter used. Leftover butter stores easily to use next time, and she only uses a half stick at a time.
- She’s inexpensive – about $10 at Amazon.com
- She has a family to support – Butter Boy And the Butter Babies are counting on her to keep the wheels of the household budget…greased.
Why Butter Babies?
- They’re cute – who doesn’t like babies?? They come in a set of four variety colors.
- They protect yer fingers – keeps your sensitive fingertips from being scalded by boiling hot corn.
- They store nicely – unlike most corn holders that lurk in the gadget drawer waiting to stab you, these fit together in pairs, pushing the pointed parts together.
- They are sturdy – two thick metal bars skewer the corn so they won’t come out and won’t bend when you use them.
- They’re a good price – a little more than the flimsy varieties, but with these you get what you pay for. And they should well outlast the others, so consider that you won’t need to replace them for a long time.
You don’t need to be a corn or butter-o-holic to enjoy Butter Girl and the Butter Babies. Available from the fine folk at Amazon.com.
How much?: Less than $20 for both
Why?: Save butter, mess and burned fingers. And they’re cute.
I paid full price for my Butter Girl and Butter Babies, but if you get one because you clicked through one of the links in the article, I’ll earn a few cents for sending you to get one.