Kinto Butter Dish
Butter left exposed to the air in your refrigerator will turn sour quickly, picking up off flavors. This lovely Japanese porcelain and bamboo butter container seals tight enough to prevent your butter from absorbing off odors in the refrigerator. The angular, compact shape won’t command too much space on the shelf, and both the bamboo and porcelain are easy to wipe clean. Take your pick of crisp white or glossy black.
ButterUp Butter Knife
This revolutionary butter knife makes cold butter easily spreadable; it is so ingenious that it is sold at the Museum of Modern Art's Design Store—and pretty much nowhere else. A row of small droplet-shaped holes on one side of the blade function as a grater specifically designed for cold butter. Simply run the knife over cold butter to soften and gather it in thin ribbons. ButterUp has a wider blade than other butter knives, which is ideal both for collecting the grated ribbons and spreading butter more evenly. Plus, cleanup is easy since ButterUp is made from dishwasher-safe stainless steel.
Opinel N°117 Spreading Knife
This knife from French company Opinel has a broad blade that is ideal for all of your butter, jams and nut or seed butter, and its shorter length also allows for more control when slicing solid terrines or hearty tapenades. We like to think of it as a multifunctional cousin of the company's Brunch Knife, with the compact shape designed exclusively for spreading. Made with high-grade Swedish stainless steel, it's durable and dishwasher-safe, while the varnish wood handle is smooth, comfortable to hold and will continue to look beautiful over time.
Total Length: 6 inches Blade Length: 2 inches Blade Material: 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel Handle Material: Beech wood (natural) or hornbeam (orange) Place of Origin: Designed in France; manufactured in Portugal
Care: Hand-wash recommended; dishwasher-safe. Place knife in cutlery basket blade side down and wipe before storage.
Be Home Thai Teak Spreader — Set of 4
You'll want to bring this beautiful four-piece set out when you have guests to show off the teakwood's lustrous grain, which matches any table setting. The gently curved handles fit comfortably in your hand, allowing for a solid grip despite their petite size, and their blades are nimble yet sturdy. Unlike other woods, teak has high tensile strength, which means the tools are unlikely to snap or crack even with the thin blades. And teak's naturally high oil content and dense grain can withstand water better than most wood, so you can wash and use the serving set regularly with no problem. Each set is individually handcrafted by Thai artisans who sustainably harvest from government-managed forests; no two pieces are exactly the same, but each one has a smooth, cool finish, is comfortable to use and features a simple, timeless design.