How long can you safely leave butter out of the refrigerator?

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    Real butter will spoil in a matter of hours. Margarine will last about a day.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I leave a stick of butter out during the winter when it's chilly, and I've usually used it within 10 days. But in the summer, I keep it in the fridge.

  • 1 decade ago

    I like my butter soft for spreading, so I leave a stick out for days until its gone. As long as you have one those butter trays with a top it should be ok.

  • 1 decade ago

    I always leave butter out (a stick at a time of course), otherwise it doesn't spread!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I left an entire stick out for a whole 20 hour period. I used it and i didnt have any problems. This was in like 5o degree weather

  • 1 decade ago

    If it's warm/hot in your home maybe a few hours to half day at max. If it's cool inside you could easily leave it out for a day or two.

  • 1 decade ago

    I live in miami. It is fine for the 3 -4 days that it lasts there.

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