First off, beautiful color. Looks great on my counter. Used it for a few weeks with no problems, just changed out the water for fresh COLD stuff every few days. Then I accidentally moved it to the OTHER counter, the one by my range. Well, it is canning season so my range area is cooking all the time! The fact of it being 12 inches from a range going 8 hours a day and add in that I forgot to refresh the water, the butter plopped into the water. No biggie, I smooshed the butter back in and put it in the frig for bit to firm up. Back to wonderfully spreadable REAL butter that is wonderful for breakfast! I either make my own butter or buy in bulk from the Amish lady, and make fresh bread every few days for toast in the mornings, so this is great for us. Allows us to us real butter, knowing the ingredients and source, AND be able to spread it on bread without tearing the bread to bits! Happy with my purchase, though could have cheaper in my opinion.