I like to make grilled cheese sandwiches. A LOT. And it really helps to have nice, soft, spreadable butter to smear on your bread before grilling. I’ve been really coveting one of these ingenious Butter Bell crocks to keep my sticks spreadin’ easy. Here’s how it works: flip the lid up to reveal the bell, and fill with a stick of semi-soft butter. Fill the crock with cold water, and pop the lid on. The water forms a seal that protects the flavor and freshness of the butter while keeping it at the optimum temperature for slathering on toast. There are designs for just about every decor, but I like the simple, retro crock (of course) in matte black. At $19.95, it’s an affordable risk, but I’m wondering if it works as great as I’ve read. Have you tried it? — Megan B.