To melt a stick of butter, dice it into small pieces, place the pieces in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave the butter on low power until it is melted. There are a few ways to melt butter, but the easiest method involves using a microwave.Continue Reading
Use a sharp, nonserrated knife to cut the stick of butter into 1-inch cubes.
Use a microwave-safe, plastic bowl. Glass works too, but it may get too hot and burn the butter. Cover the bowl with a paper towel to prevent splatters.
Use the microwave's defrost setting. This prevents the butter from heating too quickly, which causes it to separate or burn.
Heat the butter in 15-second intervals. Once the butter is mostly melted, stir the butter until all the solids have melted.