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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!




As for your peanuts, they already have worm larvae encased in them. You see, as they are growing in the field the worms are crawling all over and through them and dropping larvae (eggs) as they go. As the peanut (any nut really) forms it encases the larvae. Even if you cut them apart you would not see it as they are microscopic in size. The only time they may become evident is if after harvest they are stored in a warm place and left for an extremely long period of time causing the eggs to grow within the nut. There are of course FDA regulations regarding how old the nuts can be to be sold (like sell by dates) but if you are purchasing fresh nuts from a street vendor or even at one of those bulk stores that store them in the back room and just transfer them from their bags to their display bins... well those are harder to regulate. The point is, there are already contaminates in and on the nuts before all those people dip their hands into that bowl (which I myself would never eat from).
Wouldn't call bar stuff "Processed foods"
WHOA :O
Have you considered earth balance, a healthy vegan alternative to butter.
Does it taste as good as butter? Probably not, because humans are 'programmed' by nature to like the taste of salt, meat, fat, etc, which vegetarian / vegan / 'healthy' foodstuffs are generally lacking in. The reason humans like these things is because in the age of cavemen these were rare, so humans ate as much of them as possible when they had the chance. Now we live in an industrialized world where all of these things are easily available, and we have not yet evolved (and probably never will) to like vegetables etc equally as much, hence the wave of obesity and heart disease spreading across the western world. If people tried to subsist on these modern, 'healthy' alternatives to things that have been around for hundreds of years, they would (and in fact, do) develop potentially serious deficiencies. It is perfectly possible to be healthy and eat butter, drink full-fat milk etc, as long as you remember not to over eat, to eat a balanced diet, and to exercise regularly. If you want to be vegetarian / vegan then fine, and yes, lots of them are healthier than the majority of the western worlds population, but please stop saying it's natural - if it was natural the majority of the worlds population would be doing it, because it would be in our nature, rather than the minority (and if you don't agree, go look up "natural" in a dictionary, and if you still don't agree, don't flame, because I will only tell you to go head but a spike). -Spasysheep
not true.  humans are meant to drink human milk.  as human babies.  more definciencies are found in people who consume animal products, as vegans/vegetarians tend to eat a more varied diet.  the only thing vegans miss out on when eating a healthy, balanced diet, is B12, which is only found in animal products, dirt, or supplement form. 

http://www.notmilk.com/kradjian.html

as far as the butter pen, great idea!  as a vegan, i keep a travel pack of condiments & such to improve on restaurant versions of "veg" meals.  i'm definitely putting a chapstick size with smart balance in my pack.  be careful that the container is graded for food use.  chapstick should be good, since most of it ends up being eaten throughout the day, anyhow. 
Um, yeah, but humans change? And some people can't afford all the substitution. Plus it tastes like horrible, and I know what horrible tastes like.
head butt a spike.
Don't steal my phrase! :P
yes dude right on. thats the reason 114 year old farmers that live in the middle of nowhere are so healthy. they probly eat bacon and eggs every morning, and drink their own cows milk, which is for sure not skim. but they exercise and don't max on cheetos all the time
foobear (author)  GetCraftyItsHip5 years ago
Well you see, I had all this butter left over from making Xmas cookies... I --guess-- I could have made them out of earth blend soy margarine, but, come on dude, who would eat them?
Vegans, perhaps? (why doesn't the Instructables spell check recognize the word vegans?)
Vogons?
hrmmmm...
Vegans = Vogons?

(It doesn't recognise Vogons either)
I know! Who knew?! Certainly not Arthur Dent. Seems "Vogons" has yet to gain a foothold in regular vernacular, but I'm sure it'll be in all the dictionaries some day :-D
pxlchk14 years ago
In the immortal words of Christopher McCandless, just because it's natural does not mean it's safe if consumed.

I work designing the pack art for anti-antiperspirants and deodorants for a national brand. These containers are not food-grade. But there is a difference between "not food grade" and "dangerous to eat out of". I'd research it before storing food in those things for a long period of time.

Aside from that concern, I think it's a hilarious and fun idea. I'm going to check into the safety aspect on Monday. Maybe we'll make a few at work.
Do you know if it's safe yet? Cause my deoderant's pretty much empty at the moment...
MT-LB4 years ago
You can buy unfilled deodorant containers, probably a better idea than using used ones. and you can buy them in bulk, maybe give out butter pens.
could you boil the thing to clean it do you think?
naw... thats overkill, plus itd warp the container
foobear (author)  FriedRiceFreak5 years ago
I suppose you could try that. It might work. If you're really super worried about it, you could buy a new one and just dial out all the deodorant. Then it wouldn't have any armpit cooties.
your comment was d'oh??!! THIS IS D'OH!!!! :D AWesome :D and i agree - this should be patented.
Faynilla4 years ago
i LOVE the idea of this. I am still a bit weary (sp) of putting food in a non food container. but this def needs to be made. I would assume its much healthier than butter spread and that awful butter spray stuff i would never use.

awesome idea and thanks for sharing
krazipanda4 years ago
i used a old toothbrush
qwertyboy5 years ago
you might want to put them in some bleach or vinager, just to make sure
brita qwertyboy4 years ago
Tom's is all natural...
so is nuclear energy :D
bFusion brita4 years ago
Regardless if it's all natural, I'm not too keen on spreading it on my toast :)
Definitely during the normal washes. I was thinking boil some water, then dump them into it after taking it off the heat. As long as your not heating the pan while it's in there, it shouldn't harm the plastic. I think after the triple wash the only thing I'd be worried about is left over deodorant.
possum8884 years ago
Or you could clean out a glue stick and use that
sticky butter
Colonel884 years ago
Awesome lolz you ought to go and patent this thing and sell it. I owuld sure as hell buy it :D This is destined to be one of those everyday things
I agree you should definitely patent this! IT IS AWESOME!!!!
mo54 years ago
holy crap, the world shure needs this thing.
kcgirlintx4 years ago
I'm wondering if you can use this idea for something like peanut butter?
sethfree14 years ago
Just had a 'duh!' moment; Cut the butter and throw it in the bag cold. Let it get soft and warm and then squeeze. No fuss, no muss!
I'm going to try this with Burt's Bees chap stick, the chap stick is edible, and there is no armpit contamination. Thank you for the idea!
i had an idea use a glue stick as the base its the same type of thing except non toxic and cheaper (that has probley been said before im just not looking through 234 comments to check)
blckthng5 years ago
Dude that thing had deo in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! armpits flavoured butter isnt exactly my idea of breakfast
You could use a glue stick instead
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