If you enjoy a nice piece of toast in the morning, you probably fall into either the margarine camp or the butter camp. And those who prefer butter know that, although it offers a superior taste experience, it’s also nearly impossible to spread on even the warmest of toast without some level of frustration and bread tearing. Leave it to the creative minds in Japan to come up with an elegant solution to this daily household problem.
The Easy Butter Grater looks a lot like the Parmesan cheese graters you see used in certain Italian restaurants to grate long strings of cheese over plates of pasta. You put a cold brick of butter into the gadget, snap the cover on, and then twist. The butter is transformed from an unspreadable brick into easily-meltable, easily-spreadable tendrils of deliciousness.
Although hard butter is most definitely a first-world problem and this gadget is in no way a necessity, it would be pretty cool to be able to easily use butter straight out of the fridge without first having to microwave it. The grater goes for ¥2,300 (around $23 US) at this Japanese website.
Japanese site Ketai Watch tested the product. Here’s what they had to say about it.
“If you rotate it a little, a little butter will come out like noodles. If you rotate it a lot, a lot of noodle-shaped butter will overflow to the top in a blink of an eye. All you have to do is cut the overflowing noodle-shaped butter with a knife and apply it to the toast.”
“It’s just that, but it’s great that you can perform extremely delicate and tight operations with just one fingertip. If you are a fan of the ‘Touch Detective Nameko Cultivation Kit,’ you will definitely be addicted to the kit. It seems that Oshisuke, who cares about the calories of others, consumes a large amount of butter, but when it comes out like noodles, it only looks a lot, and in reality it is not that much. Easy butter is today’s dish that puts cutlets in the morning when you’re asleep.”