Everything is better with butter on it, but to make sure you’re not overdoing it and putting yourself on the road to a heart attack, the Biēm Butter Sprayer lets you lightly dole out a stick of that golden deliciousness by almost instantly turning it into a spray.
Sprayable versions of margarine have existed for awhile, but why go the artificial route when the Biēm works with the same sticks of butter you already have on hand to cook and bake with? You just slide a stick into the sprayer, and a built-in motion sensor only turns on its internal heating element when you pick it up to use it.
That way only the butter you need gets heated to a gentle 95 degrees Fahrenheit just seconds after you grab the Biēm. A simple air pump blasts butter wherever you point the nozzle, so there are no chemical propellants at work here, or CO2 cartridges that constantly need changing. And cleaning is as easy as sticking it under a faucet.
There has to be a catch to the greatest innovation in dining since the napkin, right? There is. The Biēm is launching via a Kickstarter campaign that’s trying to raise $42,000 to help put the device into production. So there is risk involved if you decide to donate $99 to their cause to pre-order one.
But the creator of the Biēm Butter Sprayer, Doug Foreman, has already successfully brought other products to market. And his latest creation has been in development for two years to ensure it works as perfectly as he claims. Because if it doesn’t, he’ll be facing the wrath of an entire nation excited to spray butter on everything they can get their hands on.
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