Stoneware Butter Churn
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Diameter: 9 1/2 inch
Dasher Length: 36 inch
Butter making is a slow process that takes energy, but needs only simple equipment. While milk spoils quickly, making butter and cheese was a way for early humans to preserve food long-term. By the early 1800s it was becoming less common in Europe for ordinary families to make their own butter. However, early in the 1900s of rural America these low-tech old butter churns were still well known.
Hand finished and glazed stoneware butter churns make classic rustic home and farm decorations. These fully functional and extremely durable butter churns are 100% made in America and lead free. Glazed stoneware is very easy to clean and is dishwasher, microwave, conventional oven, freezer and food safe. Due to the natural pottery process each stoneware piece is unique. Order with or without the butter churn dasher.
After cow(s) are milked it is left to settle in a cool place so the cream rises to the top. By afternoon the cream is skimmed off and put into the churn. Some would wait a few days to collect enough cream to be worth churning. A little fermentation ripens the cream. The stick or dasher is moved up and down in a stoneware churn with a lid. Agitating the cream produces butter by separating yellow fat from the buttermilk. The butter churn is the long way of making butter, so when you do it, make sure to sing a song its a tradition. We also carry vintage moonshine jugs and stoneware casserole dishes.
Your order ships same day if ordered before 2 pm EST Monday-Friday to arrive anywhere in the Contiguous United States within two to seven business days of our receiving your order. This item cannot be shipped to Canada, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.