This Butter Knife May Soon Make Spreading Much Easier

Image via Kickstarter/Butter Up

How many times have you been frustrated by butter that’s too cold to spread on your toast? If this type of disappointment is something you experience daily, you may want to donate to a new Kickstarter for The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp.

As strange as the name may seem, the idea is virtually flawless—it’s a pseudo-knife that helps you cut through even the coldest butter and get you the additional flavor you want on your food. The venture was created by friends Sacha Pantschenko, Norman Oliveria and Craig Andrews, also known as DM Initiatives, a group of “butter enthusiasts” located in North Sydney, Australia.

Our unique design features a built-in grater to aerate and soften butter, making it easy to spread,” the inventors write on their Kickstarter page. “[This] also means you use less, too. The grater shape has been specifically designed for butter and to avoid sharp edges, so cleanup is safe and easy.”

The ButterUp looks like your standard kitchen knife with a bit of ingenuity. In addition to the built-in grater, the blade is also wider than a typical butter knife for more surface area and easier spreading.

Say goodbye to hard clumps of butter ripping apart your morning toast with ButterUp,” the Kickstarter page continues. “The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp quickly turns cold, hard butter into sumptuous, easy-to-spread ribbons of dairy goodness.”

The project will be funded on Kickstarter until Sept. 2. Thus far, it has more than 11,000 online backers. The team has accrued an excess of 283,000 Australian dollars, which is the equivalent of approximately $264,000.

Image via Kickstarter/Butter Up

Image via Kickstarter/Butter Up