How to get Cocoa Butter out of a pail 17


Recently, we have had lots of questions about how to get Cocoa Butter out of a pail without melting the entire pail at one time. To help our customers solve this problem, we created a video that can be found either on YouTube or on our website (http://www.thesage.com/pub/m4v/Cocoabutter.m4v). This video shows how we chip out the cocoa butter that we need when working in the blog kitchen. Isn’t that easy?

Let us know if there are any other tutorial videos you would like to see!

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17 thoughts on “How to get Cocoa Butter out of a pail

  • Cindy

    This is a great video to post. I actually use the chocolate chipper. I usually purchase the 35 pound buckets and you are right it is more difficult using the chipper tool, but the paring knife does a good job and yep, it is easier. Thanks for posting this. Cindy

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  • Carol

    I think I had the wrong angle. LOL, actually I think I just need to sharpen my knife. You made it look so easy. Thanks for posting the video, it helps a bunch.

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  • Leilani

    I’ve always used this big heavy duty spoon I have, I’m afraid of stabing myself with the knife 😉

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  • Terry

    Thanks for the video, that looks easy! I have tried a screwdriver or a butter knife, but not with much luck and small pieces.

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  • Valerie

    I get my cocoa butter out the same way. At first I wondered how and the world to get it out, but then I remembered how I break up the smaller orders that I bought. Works great!

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  • Sara

    This is genius! I’ve always used a long flat head screw driver, driving it into the cocoa butter then trying to move it around to break up the butter. This is much much better!

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  • Christine

    are you sure your cocoa butter isn’t softer than my cocoa butter? it sure looks that way in the video!

    jokes aside, i guess i had just been using the wrong tool. i will try a SMALL knife next time, not my big sharp kitchen knife! the method i have applied with that big knife is pretty similar, but i’d always thought there was an easier way, maybe. one time i took the whole little plastic bucket and decided to just nuke it in the microwave cause i was tired of chipping. turns out i had cut a hole in the side of the bucket with my big sharp knife. what a mess!

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    • Andee Post author

      Christine,
      I promise it isn’t soft! A small paring knife makes all the difference and it feels easier on the hands since it is only a small point and blade.

      Yikes! That sounds terrible!

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  • LuAnn

    Love the videos! Now that I know it can be easier to remove, I just might use it more often!

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