This little gadget is surprisingly efficient and fun to watch butter form in a few minutes. I make two batches, one for remaining the best sweet butter (unsalted), or adding honey or cinnamon to, and one for adding a touch of Himalayan salt and garden herbs.
Chagrin Falls, OH
Since getting the hand-held churn I haven't bought a stick of store butter! Now I use heavy whipping cream (which I've always got on hand anyway) and make as much as we need when we need it (if you set the cream out to get warm before making it only takes about 10 minutes including washing for 2 sticks' worth). I love the satisfaction of making my own basic ingredients and also knowing that for the same price I'm now getting butter as well as buttermilk that I use in breads and cakes. It is much, MUCH easier using the hand churn than the 'shook butter' mason jar method and gives a clean-cut yet vintage flair to our kitchen that makes a great conversation piece. The only thing that would make it better would be if the handle was made of something a little thicker and easier to grip - but then it wouldn't be as cute so I vote leave it as it is.
We didn't realize the amount of work after churning the butter in getting the water out!
Use this one to two times a week.
Blue Star Ranch
Tried it twice follow all directions. Churned for over an hour. Never got butter.
At this point a useless product! I never should have purchased it! What a waste!
Canton, New York
My mother-in-law wanted to get me something for my birthday that was useful, entertaining and different. She really got it right! I made butter the day I received it and ate it with our lunch. So good and creamy! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to enjoy the way things used to be made.
It was OK the first couple of times I used it but noticed that the gears started slipping as the cream got thicker. After about six uses the gears seized up and it was unusable. The lid has to be held down while churning. I will not replace my churner with this item.
This makes a great batch of butter and it's fun to use too. If we have friends over for a meal, they always want to make the butter themselves. It makes making a compound butter super easy too!
Key West, FL
This is much better quality than I expected! Very nice design and great size.
Cedar Creek, TX