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I'm not kidding. This is perfectly functional. The removable spout allows for easy cleaning and no clogging.

I clarified three sticks of butter, added a couple tablespoons of canola oil, and it worked like a champ.

Oil can bought from O'Reilly's Automotive for $8. Coffee cup warmer bought at a garage sale.
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Nice. The creativity on this forum always amazes me.

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“Crisco ain't just for frying. You ever get a sticky something stuck in your hair,like gum?...That's right, Crisco. Spread this on a baby's bottom, you won't even know what diaper rash is...shoot, I seen ladies rub it under they eyes and on they husband's scaly feet...Clean the goo from a price tag, take the squeak out a door hinge. Lights get cut off, stick a wick in it and burn it like a candle....And after all that, it'll still fry your chicken.”

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It's cute, but that product, not being designed for food - could contain chemical coatings or materials that are not "food safe". Meaning, it could contaminate the contents with toxic chemicals... Not saying its going to kill anyone, but, pretty sure you'd be cited by a health inspector. biggrin.gif

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The only way to make popcorn butter less healthy is to warm it with plutonium rods.

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Uh, yuck!
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I can see using it for a car but not something that you would ingest.
Have you actually used this?
If so what were the comments?
Just curious.
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I can see using it for a car but not something that you would ingest.
Have you actually used this?
If so what were the comments?
Just curious.

Of course I've used it!

Lemme see if I can remember the exact quote: Uhm... I think it was.... "Wow! Hot butter for the popcorn! How clever, Shawn! You know, for only $459 additional dollars you could upgrade to one of these, but I guess it's okay in a pinch."

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and exactly how much lead based paint does that oil dispenser have sprayed on it? don't be the fool

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I'm gonna side with PCdoctor here, I'm not sure the materials used are rated for food! I'd be a little wary of using it with hot butter. Cool idea though!

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OH CRAP! LOOKADAT! My autocorrect totally screwed up my original post.

Here.

Oil canOlive Oil Mister bought from O'Reilly's Automotive Sur la Table for $8. $97.50 Coffee cup warmer bought at a garage sale.


Fixed it!


Haters.

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Good grief.
If you like the product that's all that matters.
You see what I'm using.
My frugal butt won't buy a real butter dispenser.
It's your money so buy what you want.
This is what I'm using and I'm happy.
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Haters.

That's just the lead talking...

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Sir, you've inspired me. Was about to pull the trigger on the $149 Paragon when I found this thread. I've got the Mister Coffee mug warmer in my Amazon shopping cart and one of these:

With that 9" spout I'm thinking I can build or buy some type of enclosure (maybe insulate it) so that just the pump lever and spout are sticking out. Stick some artwork on it:

and it might not look too bad.

Thanks for the idea!
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If you use real butter, you'll want to clean the nozzle before it cools. Still not a big hassle to drop the nozzle in a mug of hot water to clean it out.

If you use faux butter topping (recommended) it doesn't clot. "Topping" does not solidify.

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OK, it's not a cool oil can, but how about this butter dispenser I just received?



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QWGOZ6/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's $10 bucks, completely microwavable, designed for syrup but holds any topping well and is thoroughly cleanable in the dishwasher.

I put clarified butter in it which needs no refrigeration so it can stay on my snack counter in the theater until the next time you need it, just pop it in the microwave!

Minus? The syrup button on top gushes out butter if you depress it so I merely tilt it upside down to dispense enough butter...

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I am 1000% with YOU on this, cshawnmcdonald F- the rest of these cowardly dbags.

ooooh there might be a particle of something vaguely resembling dust in there, I can't use that - gimme a break

OH NO! I could never use that, no one told me it was approved by someone smarter than me - cowards

I live in NYC and STILL swim in the East River! I got an immune system that's as strong as steel BECAUSE I USE IT!
and don't hide in a corner from every little thing. I'm nearly 50, had my annual check up a few weeks ago, and -as usual-
am in perfect condition for someone my age. Fear, is the killer people, not ingenuity. Fear, ...and psychos with guns. biggrin.gif
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Well alrighty then...

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OK, it's not a cool oil can, but how about this butter dispenser I just received?



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QWGOZ6/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's $10 bucks, completely microwavable, designed for syrup but holds any topping well and is thoroughly cleanable in the dishwasher.

I put clarified butter in it which needs no refrigeration so it can stay on my snack counter in the theater until the next time you need it, just pop it in the microwave!

Minus? The syrup button on top gushes out butter if you depress it so I merely tilt it upside down to dispense enough butter...

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Awesome. Sold. Thanks, Dude. That is perfect.

GAH! It's not heated. I thought the base was electric. So close.

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I like this too. Looks better as well. Has a nice sleek look, that fits better with most home theaters.
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Awesome. Sold. Thanks, Dude. That is perfect.

GAH! It's not heated. I thought the base was electric. So close.

Not heated, but the entire dispenser is designed to go in the microwave.

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That's actually a great idea for other things in the kitchen like to use to store and pour my olive oil. Those squeeze bottles leak sometimes. Oh, and I can def use that to store left over oil whenever I do a little deep fry. Feel free to post more cool gadgets and whatnot cshawn when you have them. smile.gif
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