Eggs are probably one of the most common items you will find in anyone’s pantry. Whether it’s just a normal day or during a festivity, eggs must be one of the items at the table. It could be for breakfast, dinner or just as a snack during the day. Some like it hard boiled, poached, scrambled or as an omelet. However, most find it hard to cook their eggs perfectly. Under cooking or under cooking the eggs is one of the issues for instance especially for those who find it hard to concentrate and boil the eggs to their liking.
For others who are not really morning people, it may be a big hassle to wake up cook the eggs for breakfast, remember to turn off the stove in time then clean the sticky pots and pans after use. The traditional cooking over the stove may not be the go-to method for most egg lovers; this is where technology comes in. The egg cooker or the egg boiler machine will definitely come in handy.
The egg cooker
This is a simple and compact electric device invented to make egg cooking simple and fast. If you love eggs or you know someone who cannot go without them, this is the best gift. Your mornings will be better and your eggs will be made not only faster but also just the way you like them. One is able to set it to make the eggs just the way they prefer. In the case of boiled eggs, you are able to make them hard, soft or medium. They will not overcook and will peel faster; no more messing when trying to peel your boiled eggs. Say bye to sticky pots and pans and hello to the egg maker that is so simple to wash off. The device is generally an inexpensive electric device able to connect at 110V or 220V depending on the model. Compared to the traditional over the stove cooking, you will be able to cut the cook time by up to half.
How to use the egg cooker
Different devices will come with specific instructions. The basic egg cooker however is very simple to use. You need to measure a required amount of water which will steam up and cook the eggs. Load the number of eggs that your machine can accommodate. Turn it on after setting the eggs then wait; very simple steps that anyone can follow. However the type of the model will determine the usage.
The best features of an egg cooker
One of the pros of this device is that it is fairly small, light weight and portable. The sleek design makes it look great and you can wash the non-electric parts (dish washer safe). You can keep it safe in a shelf and bring it out whenever you want to use it; just set it up on the counter and plug it in. It also helps that it is so simple to use even for those who don’t like to use complicated electronics. One can easily get the hang of it on the first day of use.
- Time saving
While cooking over the stove takes up to 15 minutes to boil your eggs, the egg boiler takes just 7-9 minutes depending on how you like your eggs. Similarly, other models will allow you to boil, poach and make omelets at the same time. Consider how much time this saves you. Instead of boiling your eggs a few at a time, you can go for a feature that allows you to cook more eggs at once; one that has tiers for instance can boil up to 16 eggs. This saves you so much time.
A basic egg cooker boils up to 6 eggs at a time. For big families or during occasions that require you to make a lot of eggs at a time, you can opt for bigger models that have tiers can comfortably make up to 16 eggs at a time. It allows you to make your eggs to your liking; whether you prefer your boiled eggs soft, medium or hard. The egg maker is very versatile to allow you to multitask; some models even allow you to boil, poach and make omelets at the same time. More expensive models can also warm meals and steam meat and vegetables.
- Timer feature
Another upside of this device is that it comes with a timer. In case you get easily distracted and forget that you were cooking this device has your back. For the multi-taskers, this allows you to cook your eggs while you do other things. You no longer need to watch your eggs or worry that they will burn or overcook. Some devices have a buzzer that notifies you that the eggs are ready while some will just automatically shut off depending on how you have set it.
There is definitely an egg cooker to suit everyone’s budget. First consider what you want the egg boiler to do for you. A simple egg boiler retails cheaper than the more advanced multifunctional egg cooker. Secondly, how many people will the machine serve? If it will just serve one person, you don’t need the big model that makes 16 eggs, the one that makes 6 is just adequate. Check the outlets to purchase the device that is best for you.
Maintenance of your egg cooker
Once you have obtained the cooker that best suits you, ensuring proper maintenance will enable your device to serve you longer. The devices are generally simple to handle and maintain. First clean the device before you use; use a mild product to clean and avoid the more abrasive chemicals. Secondly, ensure that you use the correct cords and appliances that come with your device. Do not interchange your cord even if it fits perfectly. If damaged, contact your manufacturer for a replacement (the device should come with a warranty). The device should be used in doors on a clean flat surface. Clean your counter before you place your machine. Since it is electric, be keen to avoid wet surface that will lead to shock or damage the device. Lastly, always use the measuring cup that comes with the device. Cookers that auto shut could burn out if the water is not enough. Remember to always clean your device after use.