Keeping my entire home at 74°F isn’t practical. Is there a device for storing butter and chocolate at a temperature that’s reasonable for use and consumption? Two devices, one to warm in the winter and cool in the summer?

I’m looking for something with a thermostat that maintains temperature fairly precisely for under $200.


One option might be using either a mini-fridge or wine cooler, and the addition of an external temperature controller, which overrides the internal temperature setting. Combined, the cost would be at or under your $200 target. Here's an example of Johnson Controls Digital Thermostat Control Unit (on Amazon)

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  • An excellent suggestion! For heating, I imagine I could put in a heating pad. :-) – danorton Aug 28 '16 at 16:56
  • @danorton: I don't know that you'd need a heating pad, were you to keep the inside temp at 75 degrees year round, right? – Giorgio Aug 28 '16 at 16:59
  • How would the container/refrigerator reach 75F if the room temperature is 68F? – danorton Aug 29 '16 at 22:03
  • @danorton; because it's regulating it inside of the frig, overriding the internal mechanism. – Giorgio Aug 29 '16 at 22:14
  • We don't seem to be understanding one another. There needs to be something in there too heat it, otherwise, from 65F to 74F. Basic physics. – danorton Aug 30 '16 at 1:22

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