I made butter yesterday, very carefully and wearing gloves. The gloves meant my hands didn't come into contact with the butter (very important as I have a cold). I bought double cream at Tesco, because they had an offer on. It was still much more expensive than Costco, but I didn't have to drive so far (petrol saving), I didn't sepnd on other bulk-buy-bargains (could be a cost or could be a saving), and it didn't take as long to get there and back (time saving).
My butter production line went smoothly. One of the chaps on a blog I follow has recently bought an Ankarsrum Assistent (http://johnnorman.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/ankarsrum-assistent/#comment-205) for making bread. When I read his post, it occirred to me it might be a good machine for buttermaking. I found myself thinking about it as I was buttermaking this time, wondering if it would be even more efficient than my KitchenAid for churning the cream, or salting the finished product. Or washing the butter maybe?
I tried not to think about it too hard, as I don't have worktop room for another appliance anyway.