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Old 07-27-2009, 06:40 AM   #1
Michael Leach
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Egg Cooker - anyone try one?

Has anyone tried an egg cooker?

I've had this one in my Amazon wishlist for the past couple years and figured I'd finally buy it when I realized it's no longer available from Amazon:
Oster 4716 Egg Cooker
http://www.amazon.com/Oster-385182-4...8700984&sr=1-1 - W/F/S

So now I'm looking towards this one:
Krups 230-70 Egg Express Egg Cooker
http://www.amazon.com/Krups-230-70-E...8700813&sr=8-1 - W/F/S

Just wondering if any fellow CF'ers have had any experience with these.

thanks!
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:11 AM   #2
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Re: Egg Cooker - anyone try one?

I have a similar one. Works great. I love it. No complaints. Just have a large container with cold water ready to toss all your eggs in when it's done and your all set. I usually cook a bunch at one time and toss them right in the fridge.


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Old 07-27-2009, 08:13 AM   #3
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Re: Egg Cooker - anyone try one?

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I have a similar one. Works great. I love it. No complaints. Just have a large container with cold water ready to toss all your eggs in when it's done and your all set. I usually cook a bunch at one time and toss them right in the fridge.


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Do you find the eggs peel easier when cooked in one of these (steamed) vs boiling them in a pot?
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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Re: Egg Cooker - anyone try one?

Just a note on easy to peel hard boiled eggs. A coworker of mine said it's about creating condensation between the membrane and the white. You basically need to take your boiling eggs from the stove and get them rapidly into an ice water bath. I tried this and the eggs will slip right from the shells. No more peeling little bits of shell off eggs.
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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Re: Egg Cooker - anyone try one?

i've also heard that fresh eggs are harder to peel than eggs that have been in your fridge for a few days-a week.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:03 PM   #6
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Just a note on easy to peel hard boiled eggs. A coworker of mine said it's about creating condensation between the membrane and the white. You basically need to take your boiling eggs from the stove and get them rapidly into an ice water bath. I tried this and the eggs will slip right from the shells. No more peeling little bits of shell off eggs.
Bingo! Once I learned that, hardboiled eggs became enjoyable again.

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Old 07-27-2009, 03:48 PM   #7
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Re: Egg Cooker - anyone try one?

Actually, if you don't want to spend the cash on a one-trick gadget and have one of those automatic kettles that shuts off after the water reaches boiling, do what I did when living in dorms: put your eggs in, add enough water to cover them by an inch or so, start the kettle heating, and walk away for about 10 minutes, then pour out the hot and pour in cold to stop them cooking. The water heats up, the kettle shuts off, residual heat cooks the eggs to a pleasant level of softness--not gooey but not hard. Works like a champ, and a kettle's useful for all kinds of stuff.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:27 AM   #8
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Just a note on easy to peel hard boiled eggs. A coworker of mine said it's about creating condensation between the membrane and the white. You basically need to take your boiling eggs from the stove and get them rapidly into an ice water bath. I tried this and the eggs will slip right from the shells. No more peeling little bits of shell off eggs.
Peel the shells, really? I consider the shells a great source of "crunch" and Calcium. Try it, almost as good as eating Sunflower seeds in shells.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:31 AM   #9
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Re: Egg Cooker - anyone try one?

so i ordered the Krups 230-70 egg cooker from Amazon for $29.99 shipped. i've got Amazon Prime so i'll get it in 2 days. i found it for $26 or $27 shipped at other (shady-looking) places, but I don't like waiting. i also checked around locally and couldn't find it anywhere.

yay for eggs!
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:03 AM   #10
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Re: Egg Cooker - anyone try one?

Really Jay, I have eaten sunflower seed shells and all, but eggs I would never even think to do that. Not even as an added Calcium source.

Maybe peel the shell was a poor choice of words, should have been remove the shell, or something like that.
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