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Jun 29, 2012

A Self-Heating Butter Knife: Genius or Overkill?

The knife, designed by Warburtons, heats up to 41.8 degrees Celsius, powered by AA batteries in the handle - and melts the butter just enough to spread smoothly, without gouging holes in the bread.

A button on the handle activates the battery-operated heating element and a flashing LED indicates it is on. The prototype can spread a slice of bread in 30 seconds - although it's not clear when or if it will be released, or how much it will cost.

At first, I thought that this electric butter knife—which heats itself to an optimum temperature (41 degrees celsius) in under 20 seconds—was nothing more than a frivolous byproduct of first-world culture. But the more I think of my epic struggles with a cold stick of butter sometimes, the more I think I like it.

2 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

I think I actually like this idea man, honestly. I read about it very recently somewhere else and it just sounds kind of useful and practical. Put it this way, there's way more useless sounding inventions that have been made recently and they've had no abuse so I don't think this deserves any since it does have a use, no matter how unnecessary it seems.

crowbloke said...

1st world problems.