Stirring natural peanut butter in the jar is often a messy affair, with the top layer of oil spilling over the edge as you attempt to combine it with the thick paste of peanut solids underneath. With Grandpa Witmer’s help, you can make the spread cohesive while keeping the oil contained.
Gadget name: Grandpa Witmer’s Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Mixer
It looks like: A jar lid with hole in the center, where you insert the mixing rod and turn like the crank on a Jack in the Box children’s toy.
How it’s supposed to work: The lid screws onto the jar so you can blend the oil and solids and not splash the operator.
How it actually works: When we were finished stirring, the gasket automatically wiped the crank clean as we pulled it back out through the lid, leaving us with perfectly mixed, ready-to-eat peanut butter.
Drawbacks: The mixer’s simple parts are hand-washable only—a minor inconvenience for such a handy device.
Good to know: The original Model 100 mixer fits securely onto standard 16-ounce jars (other models fit 12-ounce jars as well as mammoth industrial-size containers).
Overall: This simple, well-designed device solves the problem of mixing natural peanut butter, making a messy job easy and neat.