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Now you don't have to get a knife out to spread butter on toast, just use the butter pen!





 
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Step 1: Stuff you need

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One used up container of Tom's Deodorant.

1 stick of butter.


Step 2: Clean the deodorant container really good

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I chose the Tom's deodorant because it seems the closest to being food. This is the tricky part, you need to disassemble the deodorant container which isn't too hard, then clean it really really good. I used a toothbrush and cleaned each part two times and then stuck the parts in the dishwasher for a third wash.

Step 3: Assemble

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put the butter in the micro for about 60 seconds till it becomes liquid.

reassemble the deodorant container and place it on a plate.

pour the melted butter in carefully.

The first time I poured the butter in, I think I left the butter out to stand a bit so it wasn't super hot when I poured it in. Anyway, I had some sort of beginner's luck when I did it the first time and it didn't leak much. The second try it leaked out immediately, as some other people mentioned in the comments. I had a d'oh moment and realized that the leaking problem can be solved by putting the cap on and filling the container up through the bottom. Then snap in the center piece after it is filled.

place the plate in the frig overnight.

In the morning, clean the outside of the pen and the dial at the bottom.

attach a label to the outside.




Step 4: Use it on toast!

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Put some toast in and then use the butter pen while the toast is still hot. It works!!

It gives new meaning to the term 'drawn butter'


Step 5: Hooray for the butter pen!!

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hooray for the butter pen!




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annabenson68 months ago
That is awesome yet disturbing
thehbird10 months ago
Solving the butter knife epidemic I'm so proud:)
thehbird10 months ago
BUTTER
I love this!!!!!
BunnyRoger1 year ago
You are one crazy yet very amazing lady!!
MAApleton1 year ago
I hate using spray and cook when baking and using a basting brush to spread the butter on the sides of my pans etc doesn't always work so well, definitely will be making one of these for that purpose. It should work wonders I think.
I am with you on that one, would make my life so much easier.
have you considered patenting (?) this? I've thought of it for years for greasing cake pans etc... I was thinking "glue stick" but your container is good too!
darrenhall1 year ago
This is wonderful - and bonkers - - naturally I love it. : -)
foobear (author)  darrenhall1 year ago
hehe, thx!
darrenhall1 year ago
Have to make one of these - April is on the way - - there is a 21 yr old in the house with a surprise coming. Sorry to exploit this noble instructable for evil but - - - ; -)
zomfibame2 years ago
awesome!
tfreeman22 years ago
not bad, not bad at all.
build522 years ago
Great idea!
Mr. Gadgets2 years ago
COOL!!!!

Great idea!
FrenchFrog2 years ago
Really cool, fun 2 make, and makes it easier! :)
next try poring butter in a real pen

and make a bacon salt shaker anyway nice job
Great Idea!! I like it! But a un-serious warning. Double check your deodrant before using in the am, especially at my house! My teenage son would switch the 2 around, just for kicks & giggles! So you would grease up your pits, and keep your toast from sweating! But they both would come in handy latter on, to keep the smell down from the boys body after I'd kill'em, and the butter to slick'em up to stuff him into a smaller container! LOL
Mr. Gadgets2 years ago
Great idea!
sethfree15 years ago
Great idea, and well put together instructable! <br/><br/>A few suggestions for enhancement:<br/><br/>Cut the butter into small cubes and leave it sitting out at room temp for an hour or two. It will be good and soft: a bonus in that it will still be perfectly emulsified (retaining better butter flavor) and not so hot that it will leach nasty chems from the stick applicator. You can then scrape it into a one-quart zip top baggie, cut off one of the bottom corners, and squeze into the applicator (no leaks!).<br/><br/>Or... you can make your own butter (check out <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Butter-and-Buttermilk/">http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Butter-and-Buttermilk/</a> ) It will be soft and ready to go into your brilliant applicator.<br/><br/>If you like to cook eggs or veggies in butter, as I do, but don't like using too much, as I do, you could use your applicator to smear just enough in the pan to coat. Would also work for applications to baking pans and casseroles!<br/><br/>lovin this idea!<br/>
Make sure not to touch a hot pan with the plastic container though! You don't want melty plastic in your food!
yallen2 years ago
I would suggest something like a push pop, or one of those push up ice cream containers.
chabias2 years ago
This butter spreader is basically the same thing, and has been around for ages. I'd rather use this than worry about cleaning deodorant containers that have been near my nasty pits.

http://www.amazon.com/Fox-Run-5416-Butter-Spreader/dp/B000I1Y2PK/ref=dp_cp_ob_k_title_2
OrIsIt3 years ago
Can I use a glue stick? i have no deodorant+ its non toxic? what about a lipstick ?
foobear (author)  OrIsIt3 years ago
People have suggested chapstick tubes as well. Though they seem awfully small to me. whatever works!
OrIsIt foobear3 years ago
I did it with a glue stick, most people find it gross, but it is still useful and the cleaning is the hardest part
i came up with an advertisement name for this

I Can't Believe It's Not Deodorant
:{)
hahahahaha lol
foobear (author)  dragonsniper3 years ago
=) heh
boltfox203 years ago
Drat! Someone else had the idea. I was going to do that. =p

Nice to know the concept can be accomplished in practice. Now we just need someone who knows how to start selling this thing and everyone can enjoy the convenience. ^_^
rcampanoli3 years ago
All power to the butterstick!
comedy_phil3 years ago
This is freaking awesome! One of the many things on this website that makes you wonder, why aren't they selling these? Its just as crazy as milk in a bag or paper slippers but it works! Weather it is vegan or not is completely irrelevant, you could put anything inside!
I'm gonna make one right now, then i'm gonna try one with cream cheese, ice cream, what about peanut butter?.......
 Just a thought. As person who does a lot of baking, this is THE perfect idea to prepare pans for baking. I LOVE it!
NerdMaster6 years ago
That's a very cool instrustable. I'm gonna' try that. Don't listen to these goobers about the deodorant container. You specifically mentioned that you cleaned it very well. If only they knew what they were eating in most processed foods.....bug parts, rodent feces, human urine.....and the list goes on.
Human urine? Erm, no. Unless you're trying to eat clothes in the Roman times, but that's not really processed foods.
No, that is actually accurate. The regulations do not state that those contaminants cannot be there; they simply regulate the ratio in which they can exist in the products.
True, but being allowed and being used are two different things, name an example.
look through, you will find reports. You cannot really name an example, because the allowed quantities are far to small to notice. That is why they are allowed. Besides, I said contaminants. that generally implies unwanted. So, if it is unwanted, I wouldn't really say it is used. But that is just me. I tend to look at things differently than most people.
Most foods that have "red color" listed on them contain crushed beetles. So there's your little critter intake for the day.
Called cochineal. Aztecs used it. :D
There was once a study on bowls of peanuts in pubs and bars, and they found several different "samples" of urine on the peanuts, all because some people just cannot be bothered to wash their hands!!! Still, if they're salted peanuts, you probably wouldn't notice the additinal "flavouring"!!! :S
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