A young patient works in a home kitchen trying to make medicine on their own. It’s thrift shop alchemy, in the early hours or the late ones, when it’s safe from spying eyes. A double boiler made from a second hand saucepan and mason jar. An assortment of ingredients with questionable purity. Egg timers or stopwatches. But for them it’s the only way. They can’t combust, they have to infuse, and there’s no other resource other than personal experimentation, on plants and themselves.
For a long time this was the life of those who wanted to consume cannabis through food, and for many people this is the absolute best option. Some physically cannot smoke, others just don’t want to inhale anything. Patients who suffer from intense nerve pain report needing high-dosage edibles to function. Even now, in a time of expanding legalization, finding the right form takes time and money. Cooking can be one of the most intimidating processes associated with preparing cannabis for consumption. Everyone has their own method, and, traditionally, infusing anything meant spending an entire day in the kitchen and hoping for the best.
A mad-food scientist’s job could be a lot easier, though, if they had a Magical Butter Machine. The countertop gadget is an essential tool for the home chef who wants to save money while make the highest quality butters, oils, and tinctures in a fraction of the time.
A Place on the Counter
The Magical Butter Machine, with its silver and black exterior, will look sharp on the kitchen counter next to any other high-end appliance (and will make a great conversation starter during a coffee/playdate). LED lights encircle the lid and shine throughout the infusion process, which lets the cook know it’s working, and provides a little ambiance to the kitchen as it runs.
It’s a light show a lot of kids might notice, so even though the machine is overall pretty quiet (it makes a humming sound lower than most blenders periodically throughout), using it while children are around might lead to some questions. (The Splimm Team is happy to help you answer them!) And since the infused liquids coming out are extremely hot, it’s best to run the Magical Butter machine at a time when little ones (or medium-sized, or almost full-sized) are out of the house or in bed for the night.
Perfect for Parents and Patients
That really shouldn’t be a problem though, as one of the main advantages of infusing with a Magical Butter machine is how fast it works. Butter is done in two hours, oil in one. It’s not uncommon to spend eight hours preparing coconut oil in a crockpot, which is a difficult amount of time to keep family members out of the kitchen. With the MB Machine, you can make a chocolate bar in just over two hours, start to finish*. In the time it takes to watch a couple of episodes of TV, anyone can make enough home remedies to last several months.
For many patients, producing their own food is essential, because it’s cost effective and it gives them greater control over dosing and ingredients. The Magical Butter Machine makes this process simple and accessible. Set the temperature and time, and the machine does the rest. It requires the same steps for butter as it does for coconut, walnut, or avocado oil. Add flower, add fat, some lecithin, press two buttons, and wait for the lights to stop blinking. Use the glove to touch hot surfaces and the sleeve to strain out the plant material. Whatever kind of fat a favorite recipes calls for can be upgraded to medical quality – just like that. Cleanup involves adding water and soap, pressing another button, and giving the machine a solid wipe down afterward, something most parents are more than familiar with.
Sense of Security
Because you can purchase the Magical Butter Machine through retailers like Amazon, new consumers might feel a little more secure paying for such a high-end appliance. And if you’re a patient who lives in a state like, say, Maryland, which legalized medical cannabis in all forms but edible, this kitchen accessory could be invaluable, a time and money saver like no other.
The young cook has matured since those days of fatty alchemy. Now they know the best ways to get what they want where they want it and can turn their attentions to more exciting problems. Like how to best prepare cannabis bacon candy or cannabis smoked salmon. Thanks to the Magical Butter Machine, they’re free to experiment on the things that really matter.
*Cannabis still needs to be prepared for infusion through a process called decarboxylation. We do one hour at 220 degrees, slow roasting the flower and creating a lot of smells. Everyone has their own method though, including the MB instructional booklet, which recommends 250 degrees for 30 minutes.