Butter Dishes & Gravy Boats

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Keep your butter at the ready in a stylish butter dish from Sur La Table. This collection of beautiful butter crocks, warmers and covers includes a variety of unique designs that are sure to add a personal touch to your dinner table. With so many great options, it’s easy to find one that fits your needs perfectly while also complementing your table settings and dinnerware. Learn more about butter dishes and check out our complete collection of butter servers to find one you love.

Reasons to Use a Butter Dish

Butter dishes were once an elegant way of displaying what was a luxury ingredient in most homes. But even as butter has become a commonplace pantry staple in modern households, the dishes designed to display it haven’t gone out of style. Butter doesn’t need to be kept in the fridge, but placing it on the counter requires a cover to keep it sanitary and protected. When you use a butter dish, it means that this ingredient is always available at the ideal smooth, creamy consistency. Also known as a butter bell or butter keeper, this dish keeps the butter fresh and flavorful. Keep it on the counter for easy access while cooking, and transfer it to the table for buttering breads easily during a meal.

Butter Dish Designs

Some of the most popular butter dishes are made of ceramic. This stoneware material is durable and nonporous, so it won’t let in moisture or odors that could affect your butter’s taste and consistency. Glass butter dishes allow you to see the butter inside and can add a sophisticated touch to your table. If you need melted butter, choose a butter warmer, which will help soften the butter without burning it and keep it at the ideal temperature for vegetable and seafood dishes. Shop at Sur La Table today to find the right butter dish for your kitchen and dinner table.