Best Butter Churns: Recommendations Wanted

| 4/20/2009 9:48:37 AM

Do you use a butter churn (electric or hand churn) to make fresh butter at home? We'd like to know what model you use and how you like it. Please post your reports in the comments section below.

I have enjoyed using Lehman's Best Butter Churn, which is a hand-cranking churn based on the old-fashioned 'Dazey' churns you might be able to find at flea markets or on Ebay. It's best for larger quantities of cream (up to 4 quarts). To watch the Dazey style of churn in action, check out this video:

Kari Masoner
11/29/2013 9:57:37 AM

I stumbled upon making butter a few decades ago (when you could actually buy whipping cream without all the crap they put in it nowadays!) while making whipped cream in a blender... I mixed it too long and made butter! So, if I ever get to make butter again, that's the way I'll do it! It's INSANE to spend over $100 on a butter churn!

4/11/2010 8:09:11 AM

I use a Gem Dandy 1 gallon electric churn. If I fill it half full with cream I get a little over a pound of butter. Love it!! I got it off ebay for a good price! If the cream is room temp - it'll break into butter in about 5 min - while I'm doing something else!

Conrad MacRoberts_8
3/15/2010 12:20:41 AM

It takes a bit longer, but, I use a small counter top Ice Cream maker (do not freeze the element) DUH !

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