Just a quick follow-up to my last post. I know there are some of you out there that avoid natural peanut butter because you dread the idea of stirring it. I can’t blame you. It’s not the easiest task in the world. Too often the oil spills over the side and all over your hands. What’s worse is that it’s difficult to get the oil evenly distributed. You usually end-up of with runny patches on the top and dry clumps at the bottom that are too hard to spread.
Well, the folks at the R.N. Witmer Company of Orrville, Ohio have a solution for all that. They manufacture a line of hand mixers that are designed specifically for natural peanut butters. When attached to your favorite brand, this nifty little device quickly and thoroughly mixes in the oil without making any mess. The design consists of a metal screw-on lid that comes in various sizes. A chrome plated curved stirring rod runs through the middle of the lid and into the peanut butter. A removable rubber gasket and plastic liner inside the lid ensure that the peanut butter doesn’t leak out, and the plastic knob at the end of the rod facilitates cranking. When you’re finished stirring, the rod pulls out cleanly, and you can store your peanut butter right in the fridge to prevent the oil from separating again. The lid gasket and liner pop out for easy clean-up.
When it comes to kitchen gadgets, I’m usually not a fan of one trick ponies, but if anything could make the task of stirring natural peanut butter a bit easier, I had to give it a try. The model number 300 fits a 16 ounce jar of Crazy Richard’s, my preferred brand, perfectly, and it did a better job than I expected. The peanut butter was the same consistency from top to bottom. No runny patches and no dry clumps.
The Witmer Natural Peanut Butter Mixer retails for about $10. There are eight different models, each designed to fit a specific sized jar. Some use wooden knobs instead of metal cranks. Be sure to consult the company’s website to determine which model best fits your favorite brand. If you’re like me, and you prefer peanut butter the natural way – without hydrogenated fats or palm oil, than this little device is a must have. But if you’ve been avoiding natural peanut butter simply because you hate to stir, this is all you need to make the switch. It’s certainly a more natural alternative.
This is not a paid endorsement for the Natural Peanut Butter Mixer by R.N. Witmer or Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter. I do not accept paid endorsements. The opinions expressed here are unsolicited and are solely my own.