How can I remove refrigerator taste from butter?

After starting a paint project, my husband stuck the brush in a plastic bag and stored it for use the next day. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to resume until a week later. We had 6 pounds of butter stored in the freezer and all of the boxes now have a chemical taste and smell. Is there any fix for this? I am sick at heart.

Angela
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Jennifer W. June 6, 2023
How about gently melting and re-solidifying to allow some of the water to evaporate? Or make a mother load of browned/clarified butter/ ghee because what do you have to lose?
 
kitchenaims01 May 23, 2023
To remove the refrigerator taste from butter, you can try the following methods:

Air it out: Remove the butter from its packaging and leave it exposed to air for some time. This can help dissipate any unwanted odors or flavors absorbed from the refrigerator.

Store it properly: Ensure that your butter is stored in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in wax paper or aluminum foil to prevent it from absorbing other food odors in the fridge.

Odor-absorbing agents: Place an odor-absorbing material like activated charcoal or a piece of bread near the butter in the fridge. These materials can help absorb any lingering odors check the dishwashers
 
kitchenaims01 May 23, 2023
To remove the refrigerator taste from butter, you can try the following methods:

Air it out: Remove the butter from its packaging and leave it exposed to air for some time. This can help dissipate any unwanted odors or flavors absorbed from the refrigerator.

Store it properly: Ensure that your butter is stored in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in wax paper or aluminum foil to prevent it from absorbing other food odors in the fridge.

Odor-absorbing agents: Place an odor-absorbing material like activated charcoal or a piece of bread near the butter in the fridge. These materials can help absorb any lingering odors. https://kitchenaims.com/dishwashers/will-a-dishwasher-work-without-hot-water/
 
Lori T. May 21, 2023
If the universe is with you, it might be possible to remove a thin layer of butter from each stick or block, providing that it was still wrapped in the waxed paper wraps inside the box. I would try slicing away a thin layer and trying it, hoping that the odor was only able to penetrate a small way into the frozen block. Worth a try, anyway.
 
Nancy May 21, 2023
No idea, but you might also go at the problem from the other end - ask at DIY or arts and crafts sites.
 
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