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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Even The Simple Things - Rapid Multiple Egg Cooker

Compact Kitchen!
    I like eggs. Ever since the powers that be decided (again) that they aren't bad for you I have been enjoying them again. With my Carb restricted diet (Lost 46+ lbs and keeping them off!) I try and keep to protein rich foods. Eggs are incredibly versatile. I have a whole bunch of breakfast recipes that are delicious and keep the cleanup to a minimum. What about the most basic egg recipe, hard boiled? Soft boiled? Poached? Omelettes? They are great to keep in the fridge, are good by themselves (with a pinch of salt) or sliced up onto a salad or sandwich. I even put them in the center of my meatloaf. Delicious! Sure, you can boil up some water and make them on the stove, but what about an easier way? A way that adds a bunch of other, much more difficult to get correct styles of egg cookery. I found it!

Look, A Pretty Box!
Typically I don't write too much about appliances that run on 120V AC house current. I try and stay in the 12 Volt realm since I have a great solar panel charging system and do most of my trips to boondocking destinations. That being said, this little gizmo does so many things with eggs, so easily...I couldn't resist! The cooker comes with a water measuring cup with an eggshell piercer on the bottom under a safety cap, an omelette pan and a soft/poached container.  First off is the aforementioned hard boiled eggs. In the model I selected, you can cook 6 eggs at a time on the handy removable (with handle) platform.

Ready To Cook
I'm only one person, that's plenty! The instructions both in and on the box tell me for 6 eggs, hard boiled I add water up to the HARD BOILED line on the measuring cup, pour it in and pierce the big end of each egg before being placed on the cooker's removable egg tray.  Cover the cooker and twist a bit to lock the cover in place. Then simply press the button and walk away. The finished buzzer is loud enough to be scary! Press the button again to turn off and let cool. Perfect eggs every time. And, since it's small, I can store it under the sink in a tiny extra space I had available. I did wrap it in a towel to make sure it doesn't get smashed, but the box would work fine too.

Cooking!
So aside from hard boiled eggs what's this thing good for? Well, it's really just a heating element that boils water to make steam in a housing, so you could make an omelette easily with the included plastic pan. I find mixing in various leftovers to be a great breakfast. For those of you that like Soft boiled eggs of various softness levels you will love this gizmo! It will make perfect soft boiled eggs in their shells (of course) and make them in multiples. There is an additional set of lines on the measuring cup to let you determine the amount of water (and therefore time) that the eggs cook. More water for more done eggs, less for softer, runnier ones. Once you find your sweet spot, mark a line with a sharpie or other indelible marker to lock in your "recipe."  You'll have one amount with up to 3 eggs and a slightly larger amount of water for up to 6 eggs. A tiny bit of experimentation will zero in on the perfect egg(s). And besides, you can eat the mistakes too!

If you are a fan of poached eggs, this will make those as well, in the included poaching plastic container. Bear in mind you can only make 2 poached eggs at a time. They will retain the shape of the poaching container, so it may look a bit odd, but will cook very nicely and taste exactly (eggs-actly?) as you would expect them to. Cleanup has been a breeze, take out the plastic bits and wash, then, when it's cool, wipe off the metal base with a paper towel. Done.  Almost all of you know how much i hate cleaning, so when it's this easy...I'm OK with it. Well mostly OK!


Eggs are low calorie, low carb and delicious. This gizmo make it easy to have them on hand. I wish it was available in 12V, but it's still valuable! If you'd like to order one the one I have, it's a Dash Rapid Egg Cooker and it was found on Amazon. There are MANY different kinds and capacities to choose from.

Be Seeing You...Down The Road,

Rich "The Wanderman"
www.thewanderman.com

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations on losing 46... That's an achievement!!! Sadly I found it on my own waist and will be "return to sender"-ing it. ☺

    As for the cooker, I personally am not impressed for the RV due to 120V, steam production, and dedicated storage for a single purpose appliance. Here again, my smaller EPC saves the day with an egg cycle in addition to meats, rice, pasta, canning, etc...

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    1. Wolfe,
      I have an EPC as well, but it's just a bit big for me to store. Typically I just cook eggs when I'm running the generator or connected to shore power. If I do 6 of them, even using battery/inverter power..I can get away with it. Especially if it's after 11AM and I am fully charged and running off the Sun! 6 Eggs lasts me a long time :)

      Thanks...I really miss carbs. Pasta, Potatoes, Bread...hrm.

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  2. I've found that I can make perfect cooked eggs in my vegetable steamer. Steam them for 20 minutes (or less ) and them put them directly into the fridge to cool. They are always easy to peal.

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    1. Caveman Charlie,
      Wow that's a great idea. I'll wager I can cook vegetables in my egg cooker....hmmm...how about a steamed cake??

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  3. Congrats on the weight loss. I need to get back to low carb too. My mom had an egg cooker like this only it was shaped like a chicken and "clucked" when the eggs were done. I loved it so much and she tried to find me one like it but couldn't so she gave me one similar to yours Not sure of the name of it but it works great, too.

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    1. scootinggranny,
      Many thanks for your kind compliment!
      I love the idea of a "clucking" cooker! Sounds awesome!

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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