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Unsalted Butter

For everyday cooking and baking, which unsalted butter is best? We tested seven supermarket products to find a new favorite.

What You Need To Know

In the test kitchen, we go through 30 to 40 pounds of unsalted butter a week as we bake cakes and cookies, make frostings and pancake batter, and cook pan sauces, roast chicken, and sautéed vegetables. We use unsalted butter almost exclusively because the sodium level of the salted stuff can vary and we prefer to control the seasoning of our food.

But which unsalted butter is best? A...