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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Very Cool, Easy Way To Cook Eggs Quickly!

    Ever since the powers that be have changed their minds about the healthfulness of fresh eggs, I have been enjoying at least one for breakfast most days. I make them lots of different ways, scrambled, over, frittata, omelette and quite a few others. Always with various ingredients I have on hand. (Leftovers are GREAT for this!) Usually I pull out a skillet and go to town. Now I have another way using the microwave oven, that has even less cleanup. And that's a good thing indeed!


This gadget purported to make 1-4 fresh eggs at a time, either scrambled, or poached or even "mcmuffin" style. It's made of very heavy-duty ceramic, nicely finished. It's about the size of a large coffee mug with no handle and has various bits of silicone to seal the container and keep your hands and fingers from burning when it's hot. Although, that didn't work out too well. this thing gets HOT! It is designed to work exclusively in the microwave. Now, I know that microwaved eggs can get rubbery and nasty, but so far...this device keeps them fluffy and delicious. Unless you seriously exceed the cooking time the manufacturer recommends.

 Depending upon the number of eggs and other ingredients you add, the time to cook will vary from 50 seconds to 3.5 minutes. The gizmo will cook up to 4 eggs at once. There is an easily read line inside that shows the maximum amount of ingredients allowed. if you go over this line, you will end up with eggs pushing the lid off and all over your microwave. Don't ask me how I learned this! Also, be very careful as the cooker is quite hot when it's finished. Use a pot holder! Clean-up is pretty easy, though next time I use it, a quick spray of some brand of cooking spray will likely make it even easier.

The Eggs DOUBLE In Size!
So far, I have used this with just plain eggs, with cheese added, with mushrooms and cheese, with peppers and cheese and with cooked bacon and cheese. All of them came out fluffy and delicious. I haven't tried to make a NON-scrambled egg yet, but I imagine it would work similar to my egg mcmuffin cooker that I have been using for years. I noticed that the ingredients cook perfectly and are ready at the same time as the eggs, so your imagination is the only limit. I wouldn't rely on it to cook raw bacon though.... Since steam is the main cooking component at work here, the cooking times are going to vary quite a bit depending upon your microwave's power levels.

Since I can cook a couple of eggs in around 2 minutes, my inverter setup (recharged by solar) doesn't have a problem with excessive draw. Your setup may be different. You could always start the generator or remain on shore power. The bottom line? If you want good eggs in a hurry with or without "mix-ins" this thing works as advertised. What more could you ask for?

Be Seeing You...Down The Road,

Rich "The Wanderman"
www.thewanderman.com

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8 comments:

  1. You can do the exact same thing, with the same taste and fluffiness with a ceramic coffee cup, soup cup, or ramekin. RV space is at a premium. Why buy another device when you likely already a suitable cup in the cabinet? If you don't have a cup, stop in at Goodwill on senior day (25% off) and buy one for about 25 cents. . .

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    1. dawson.
      What's the fun in doing that? Besides, the tight fitting silicone sealed lid works wonders for fluffiness and texture.

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  2. I agree with The Wanderman. I have been doing this with a ceramic coffee cup for years, and even covering it with plastic wrap, sometimes the egg explodes and makes a mess on the ceiling of the microwave. You really do need somthing with come kind of a cover.

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    1. Jeff,
      As you know I REALLY hate cleaning! So the cover solves, what could be a very sticky situation!

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  3. Walmart has single egg cookers w hinged lid. 34 seconds for a perfect "soft boiled' egg in muffin sized circle. I add cheese & ham for the full effect.

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  4. Unknown,
    Excellent! i know quite a few people that love soft boiled/poached style eggs.

    Thanks for the tip!

    Rich "The Wanderman"

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  5. We ordered one and DW loves hit. Thanks.

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    1. Monte,
      I've been using mine almost everyday. Eggsperimenting with various ingredients and time. Glad the DW is happy. We all know how critical THAT is!

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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