"I had a great time making the butter, and an even better time enjoying the fruits of my labor. I view the churn as the kitchen accessory I didn’t know I needed to have, until I had one. You won’t find me in the butter aisle at the grocery store, but you might find me at my kitchen counter with a glass of wine, a French baguette and a mason jar full of freshly churned butter."
"If your idea of butter is the stuff that comes from the grocery store in a box, the butter made in a Churncraft home churn will seem like an unfamiliar delicacy. The Frey family, which launched its product in June 2016, is on a mission to bring the craft of butter making back to American homes."
“Churncraft’s butter churn is beautifully-designed, ergonomic, and efficient. And though churning may sound old-fashioned, this tool is modern, through and through. And trust us, the end result is definitely worth it.”
“What is old is new again, so goes the saying. The Frey family of New Canaan is counting on the spirit of those words, along with the explosive growth of the local food movement, to ignite interest in their new business, Churncraft.”
“It’s like making whipped cream or ice cream by hand, only at the end you have delicious butter! Every churn is built by hand in Connecticut. Do I smell some Christmas pancakes?”
“Go old school but with a modern butter churn! Start with heavy cream and before you know, you have both butter and buttermilk for all of your buttery baking and cooking needs. You’ll get all churned-up (har har har) with this fun yet fruitful process.”
“In an era when groceries can be summoned with a mouse click, it might seem masochistic to even consider making your own butter. Yet the freshly churned product far surpasses anything obtainable via FreshDirect. This butter maker from Churncraft, an upgrade on a 1920s model, demands a little elbow grease—about 15 minutes’ cranking, typically—and a couple quarts of heavy cream to produce 1.5-1.75 pounds of butter and a bonus jug of buttermilk. Now, that’s a gift that keeps on giving.”
“For the gourmand who already owns a green egg, the latest pour-over coffee contraption, drawers jammed with gadgets, and a pantry full of every spice, salt, pickling brine, and flavoring imaginable, what could you possibly add to their foodie arsenal? How about a countertop cheese grotto to keep their Délice de Bourgogne fresh far longer than the fridge’s produce drawer, or a bag of 100 Island Creek oysters delivered fresh to their door, or a modern butter churn (yes! it’s a thing!)...Here, 15 gifts sure to impress even the pickiest of recipients.”
“We all have that one person on our gift list who brews their own craft beer and loves posting Instagrams of their farm-to-table feasts, wooden cheese board included. These DIY foodies obviously have a well-stocked cabinet of kitchen tools, but we bet they don’t have a mechanical butter churner…until now. Churncraft features a minimalist look (made from stainless steel, glass and wood) and can easily turn two quarts of cream into 1.5 to 2 pounds of fresh butter, in about 20 minutes. Finally, you can believe that it is butter!”
“This resourceful Connecticut family has reinvented the iconic churn, making fresh-whipped butter easier that ever... Jojo is happy to spread the word - and the butter - at live demos and events around the country, including the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, New York. (Be sure to say Hello in 2017!”
“In the past, I have used my food processor to make butter, which works (most of the time), but definitely disconnects you from the charm of the process. I see our Churncraft machine becoming a family heirloom at our house. I can’t think of a more elegant homestead tool.”
“The iconic butter churn has been reinvented, making fresh-whipped butter easier than ever.”
“ Homemade butter just tastes better, and the whole family will benefit from a hand-powered butter churn fromChurncraft ... Great for making large batches of butter. Fun and easy to use. Simple to clean. The process is so easy you'll never purchase butter again!”
"Take, for example, a kitchen showpiece like the Churncraft butter churn. It pays tribute to the churns of yesteryear, but it’s perfectly at home in a contemporary kitchen, thanks to its functional, high-quality design. It’s country charm without the kitsch and a fun little showpiece that embodies the modern farmhouse."
“For the Freys, butter is more than a commonplace spread mindlessly applied to bread or thrown carelessly into baked goods. Rather, a stick of butter is something to be treasured and, with the launch of their New Canaan-based startup, Churncraft, it is the vehicle through which they hope to reach a large culinary audience.”
“But the churn allows home chefs to unleash their creativity today. It makes fresh butter that can be flavored with anything from salt to maple bourbon and sweet to spicy.”
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“Longtime Nantucket summer residents, the Frey family, have created a modern-day interpretation of an age-old culinary appliance. Enter the Churncraft, an ergonomically-designed butter churn that’s about to put your cardiologist on notice. In twenty minutes, the Churncraft transforms cream into rich, decadent butter. “Freshly made butter just tastes better, kind of like cookies fresh from the oven,” says Kiki Frey. "It has a rich, creamy taste and a soft, spreadable texture.'”