Why You Should Use A Garlic Press To Butter Toast

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We're all familiar with the concept of eating toast for breakfast. In fact, according to PR Newswire, 70% of Americans regularly enjoy a nice slice of toast for their morning meal. Simply put, toast is a classic breakfast item, and there are countless ways to customize it. You've got different breads, different levels of toastiness, even different toppings. Some of the best ingredients to add to toast include jams, cheeses, veggies, eggs, and, of course, various butters.

However, as many toast lovers know, butter can pose a bit of a problem. If you keep your butter in the fridge or if you live in a cooler climate, your butter might be too cold to easily cut into and spread on your toast. Sure, you could run your butter knife under hot water first or even buy a heated butter knife from Amazon, but you could also use another common kitchen utensil — the garlic press.

Using a garlic press for butter – who would've thought?

The next time you're struggling to spread cold butter on your toast, give another utensil a try. Sorry, but we're still not talking about the heated butter knife. Instead, try using a garlic press. According to Lifehacker, all you have to do is put a chunk of butter in the press, and voila, beautiful strings of butter. The strings will melt and spread much more easily than a larger piece of butter.

If you don't have a garlic press, fear not. You can also try this hack with a cheese grater. In fact, the cheese grater works so well, you can even use it with frozen butter or when baking. Bet you wish you had known that butter hack sooner (it's okay, we do, too).

As many TikTok users pointed out, this little trick does leave you with a messy cheese grater or garlic press, but clean-up doesn't have to be difficult. You can clean your grater with a slice of lemon to cut through the grease, then wash with hot water. The same hack will work for a garlic press. Trust us, the easily spread butter will be more than worth it.