How Do You Melt Butter?


Quick Answer

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.

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  1. Dice the butter

    Use a sharp, nonserrated knife to cut the stick of butter into 1-inch cubes.

  2. Place the butter into a bowl

    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.

  3. Set the microwave on low power

    Use the microwave's defrost setting. This prevents the butter from heating too quickly, which causes it to separate or burn.

  4. Melt the butter

    Heat the butter in 15-second intervals. Once the butter is mostly melted, stir the butter until all the solids have melted.

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