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Norpro Glazed Stoneware Butter Keeper

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Measures: 4″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″ / 10cm x 9cm x 9cm. Capacity: 1 stick of butter/ .5C. A butter lover’s dream! Once you start using this Butter Keeper, you won’t settle for hard butter again! Holding up to 1 stick of butter, the water in the base seals out air to keep the butter soft, sweet and spreadable for up to 30 days – without refrigeration! Simply pour approximately 1/2 inch of water in the basin, fill the top of the butter keeper with butter, turn it upside down so the water is covering the…

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What is a simple inexpensive item (<$50) that you have purchased that turns out was much higher quality than you expected.(r/BuyItForLife)

Oh man. Brace yourselves, I am a total Amazon junkie. (Note: These may not all be BIFL, but I’m responding to the OP in specific.)

  • $9 butter keeper. (I bought a slightly different one that’s no longer available, but it’s the same basic design.) Keeping butter that isn’t for cooking or baking in the fridge is for chumps. Mine is always perfectly spreadable room temperature while staying fresh for weeks… sometimes months.

  • $9 TV antenna. I didn’t own a TV until a few years ago, and it didn’t have a built-in antenna. I don’t watch much broadcast TV, so I grabbed the cheapest one I could find. Case in point for why digital is better than analog, this one picks up every digital channel perfectly.

  • $13 shoe rack (now $18). Over the past year of living in this flat, I’d developed a bad tendency of kicking my shoes off at the bottom of the stairs just inside the front door. This looked like a cheap piece of shit, but I figured for the price I couldn’t go wrong. Now almost every single pair of shoes I own is in one spot where it’s easy to grab—and, more importantly, everything’s out of the way of people coming in and out of the house.

  • $14 jug of earplugs (50 pair). Essential for sleeping with the window open in loud neighborhoods, sharing rooms with snoring friends on a trip, or sharing beds with snoring dudes or gals you’re sleeping with. These were also my go-to earplugs for shows until I got a pair that’s better for listening to music.

  • $22 electric kettle. The coffeemaker in our office puts out water that isn’t nearly hot enough for a proper cuppa, and I got sick of microwaving it to boiling a mug’s worth at a time. No bells and whistles, but it’s performed perfectly since day one, with no breaking-in period like you get with kettles that have plastic parts in contact with the water.

  • $32 32’/10m HDMI cable. Ran it between the computer in my bedroom and the TV in my living room, allowing me to watch all kinds of streaming TV and downloaded videos with friends in a spot more comfortable than standing in front of my desk.

  • Slightly over the $50 limit, but $53 space heater. My best friend and roommate is one of those dudes who’s built like a furnace, and our place uses radiators for heat. We had a few days of him sweating his ass off even with the thermostat set to 68, before I realized that we could just turn it way the hell down, and I could heat my own bedroom separately. This sucker dumps out a ton of heat, with a slew of features to sweeten the deal (my favorite being the remote control).

  • Another that’s slightly over, but $55 garment steamer. Collapses small enough to fit pretty much anywhere I’ve ever needed to store it, puts out steam within maybe 30 seconds of turning it on, and with a full tank has enough water to steam as many items as I’ve ever needed to do in a row. I haven’t touched my iron once since I bought this thing, and my only regret is not buying one as soon as I started college over a decade ago.

And, saving the best for last:

  • $43 heated footrest. Hands-down, this is one of the best things I’ve ever bought in my life. I was looking for an unobtrusive, unobnoxious way to help myself stay warm in the office, which tends to be chillier than my taste year-round. When I opened it up, I was skeptical, since it looked like a cheap injection-molded piece of shit. Now, I’m pretty sure I’d rescue it from a fire before my mother. I don’t want to imagine ever trying to get through another winter without it.

EDIT: As requested by /u/Mogrix, I posted List Part II: Electric Boogaloo, with more items from my Amazon history.

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