A fixture in European kitchens, this vessel keeps butter fresh and spreadable at the breakfast table or countertop. Le Creuset Stoneware is an extremely strong and durable choice for serving and storing, as it resists chips, cracks and stains and will not take on food odors or flavors. Holds 6 oz. butter (about 1 1/2 sticks) packed into cup on underside of lid. Fill the crock with cold water to keep butter soft and spreadable-without refrigeration-for 3 to 5 days. Change the water to keep butter fresh. High-fired stoneware is exceptionally strong. Durable porcelain enamel-glaze finish is easy to clean and resists chips, scratches and stains. Will not absorb odors or flavors. Colors coordinate with Le Creuset enameled cast-iron cookware.