This As Seen on TV kitchen product promises to be a simpler solution for making hard boiled eggs without the fuss of peeling their shells once they’re done, and without the frustration of realizing you can never peel them in a perfect shape. The point is that you just crack the egg while it’s still raw, pour it in the mold and cook it. After boiling, you’re supposed to just twist the shape to let the egg loose and enjoy perfectly-shaped boiled eggs for a variety of recipes. Let’s see if it’s as simple or efficient as it sounds.
The Eggies Egg Cooker is a set that contains tow plastic sides that come together to contain the eggs while boiling, then come off again to release them once they’re boiled. No need to concern yourself with peeling anymore and this seems to be the main point of the product. Since the eggs are added raw to the device, another interesting perk is that you can spice them or add a bit of various flavorings from the cooking stage. You can buy this kitchen gizmo on Amazon.
Reasons to Buy the Eggies Egg Cooker
It’s reasonably priced, looks fun to use together with kids to involve them in preparing dinner (and perhaps convince them to eat since they’ve played around a bit with preparing it) and it doesn’t hurt to give them a try. Another sensible thing to consider is that if you’re really busy or clumsy (like if you babysit or if you have some mobility issues that make egg peeling problematic), this is a very good reason to get this product to make your life easier. Perhaps another good reason to give the product a chance it that you may find yourself, at times, needing to cook a lot of hard boiled eggs at once for different dishes (Scotch eggs, deviled eggs, egg salad and so on) and simply don’t have the time or the patience to peel the shell off of all. Thus, using the Eggies Egg Cooker might just save you all that time and effort you would normally need.
Customer Issues and Concerns
This is where it gets a bit unpleasant, because there have been more than one slight malfunction reported about this product. Many people reported that the eggs may drip while cooking and come off in weird shapes because of it, that the time required to boil them is way longer than cooking them in the shell, or that the device is so difficult to clean that maybe it would have just been easier to peel those shells in the first place. Even worse, the yolk becomes mixed with the whites in some unappetizing threads and the device is far from being non-stick as the manufacturer claims. Quite a number of people are also cautious about the product being made from plastic as that may have potentially harmful health effects in combination with the high heat. Still, there were still a few customers who were satisfied with the Eggies Egg Cooker and said that overall it’s less messy than simply cooking eggs the traditional way. The bad news is that there are more unsatisfied customers than satisfied ones, so it would be safe to assume that the product isn’t really a success.
You probably won’t cook eggs on a really industrial scale, and therefore you won’t need such a gadget more often than a rare once in a while. In the rest of the time, it will just occupy space in your already crowded cupboard, along with the rest of the kitchen gizmos that seemed like a good idea at some point. We’re not saying that you shouldn’t buy it, but perhaps just give it a very good and cold consideration before deciding. Do you really need another kitchen thingy like this one? If the answer is yes and you’re willing to turn a blind eye to all the potential glitches that others have complained about, then, by all means, give it a go. It wouldn’t be a complete waste of money, but we’re not enthusiastic about it either. Maybe a more satisfying alternative would be to turn to a kitchen appliance designed for cooking eggs, only a bit more expensive than this product and with far fewer issues.