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Butter Bullet Review: Spray Butter From a Stick?

Butter Bullet is a battery powered device that melts and sprays butter. Does it work as advertised? Here is our Butter Bullet review.

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About Butter Bullet

Butter Bullet is an electric sprayer that heats butter to a liquid state and then sprays it with a touch of a button. The official website is butterbullet.com, with a registration date of May 2017. The screen capture below was taken of the product website in August 2017.

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Claims & Features

  • Battery operated
  • Compatible with butter, margarine, and low fat cooking oils
  • Regulate calories by controlling the sprayer
  • Ideal for bread, waffles, pancakes, etc.
  • Washes clean in moments
  • Can be stored in refrigerator or on counter top


Butter Bullet costs $29.99 + $8.99 shipping + $1 web service fee for a total of $39.98. There is an optional double offer for a separate fee of $8.99 which would bring the total to $48.97. At the time of this writing, Butter Bullet is not available in stores.

Butter Bullet Review

If you are old enough, you may recall an item called Hot Topper which advertised on television decades ago. That product allowed you to melt butter to be sprayed onto food items. If you think that sounds a lot like Butter Bullet, you aren’t mistaken.

When I first ran across the advertising for Butter Bullet, I couldn’t help but think of those cheesy 1990s Fabio commercials for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray. But, of course, the item in that bottle was not butter, regardless what the commercial – or even your taste buds – may tell you.

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With Butter Bullet, however, we have the ability to spray actual melted butter onto food items. The function seems simple at first glance: You insert a stick of butter, press a button, and then it’s soon ready to spray a mist of butter onto your favorite food. When you look a little closer, however, the product actually seems a bit more complex.

Unlike products of yesteryear that melted the entire stick of butter, Butter Bullet only melts a small amount, which means you can stick the entire unit in the fridge and use it later.

The design is elegant and the function is compelling, but it doesn’t appear to be a completely original design. In fact, some may describe this as a copycat or knockoff or at least inspired by a product featured on Shark Tank called The Biem Butter Sprayer. That item generated considerable attention in early 2016 and currently costs about $130.

Usually when an As Seen on TV version of a product hits the airwaves, the price is slightly lower, but consumers end up gravitating toward the original. With a $90 difference in cost, however, Butter Bullet may end up stealing some of Biem’s thunder with frugal shoppers who don’t care which item came first.

Can Butter Bullet beat Biem to the punch? It will be an interesting development to watch.


The Biem Butter Sprayer and Butter Bullet both seem to be an update of a decades-old product called Hot Topper by Presto, which also melted butter to be sprayed onto food items. That item is more of a collectible now and fetches a premium price tag.

There is no shortage of butter sprays available, although those are not quite the same as a stick of melted butter.

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6 years ago

Has anyone bought a butter bullet? I bought the biem in November. It finally showed up in June!!!!! And it was defective! I am still waiting for the return shipping label they said I needed to send it back, 2 months ago! I reminded them 3 times that I hadn’t received it. Their answer was, they were waiting until the defect was fixed. Don’t go with the original, this time the original is not better. I want to know if the butter bullet will live up to their hype.

6 years ago
Reply to  MarMed

I too bought a defective Biem. After dealing with months of delays (and several hostile customer service agents), I explored my options via my credit card company and got a full refund through Visa. I also filed a complaint with the BBB- you can’t just hold people’s money indefinitely while you work out issues that should have been handled prior to mass production. I am considering buying a Butter Bullet, but until I read more reviews, I am holding off.