Hard-boiled eggs are not only delicious on their own, they’re also a great topping for salads and sandwiches. As many cooks know, however, hard-boiled eggs are extremely difficult to crack and peel. It’s a time-consuming and frustrating process. It’s for that reason that Eggies, available at the manufacturer’s website, were invented. This review will let you know just how well Eggies work, and whether it’s right for the cook in your kitchen.
- No more peeling eggs.
- Hard-boils perfectly.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Can season before boiling.
- Easy to use.
- Only one color available.
- Only cooks a half-dozen per set.
What It Is
Eggies are designed so that eggs can be hard-boiled without having to peel a single shell. Instead of boiling an egg in its shell, the cook only needs to crack an egg into a small plastic container. A small hole at the top of each unit allows for the egg to be poured and then sealed tightly shut. Once sealed, the egg boils inside the container just as would inside its own shell. Once done, simply remove the cooking unit from the water, twist the top, and the now hard-boiled egg slides right out. No peeling is needed, and the egg comes out perfectly.
Each set of Eggies comes with six cooking containers, each about the size of an egg itself. They’re made of a durable plastic able to withstand the high boiling temperature of water. Each cooking container also easily disassembles for quick and easy cleaning, either by hand or in the dishwasher.
How it Benefits You
Peeling eggs takes a lot of time, and the biggest feature of Eggies is that it eliminates this part of the hard-boiling process completely. Instead of spending ten minutes carefully peeling a dozen eggs, all you need to do is twist the top on each unit and slide the egg out. That process takes a little more than a minute, meaning you’ve just plated your eggs in 90% less time.
One of the lesser known benefits of the product is that you can actually season the eggs before you hard-boil them. While this is impossible when boiling eggs normally, the product allows spices and seasonings of all kinds to easily be added to the egg before closing the top and placing it in the water. This is great if you like salt and pepper on your eggs, but don’t want to deal with the mess that comes from seasoning the outside of the egg after it’s boiled.
Another unique feature of the Eggies system is that the eggs don’t come out completely round. Instead of the hard-to-plate egg shape that comes with standard hard-boiling, eggs cooked using this product have a flat bottom. That means that they can be served on a plate without rolling around. This also makes it easier to cut and allows the chef or home cook to plate the egg in unique and exciting ways.
Lastly, the cooking containers themselves are made of an impressively durable plastic. Even after heavy use, each set reviewed still looks nearly brand new. It doesn’t feel or look cheap at all, and none of the units reviewed have defects or cracks. In the unlikely event that they do, the product features a 1 year warranty to help alleviate such concerns.
Does it Work as Described?
It can be difficult at times to tell if a product is entirely truthful about the features it boasts, but luckily everything that Eggies claims to do it does, and it does so well. The taste, texture and overall cooking time are exactly the same as hard-boiling normally. There is also less mess, since shells are only cracked once at the beginning and not peeled into hundreds of miniscule pieces. Creating and cooking in new ways are possible as well, thanks to being able to season the egg beforehand and easily plate them afterward.
Another reviewer stated the product works great, but that cleaning Eggies is difficult. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Following the instructions provided, cleaning each unit is a breeze. They come apart easily and can be dropped in the dishwasher without a second thought. Even washing them by hand is simple. All you have to do is rinse the pieces under running hot water, and thanks to the non-stick nature of the plastic, stuck on particles are nearly non-existent.
For a cook, the Eggies system is a life-saver in the kitchen. Instead of peeling eggs, you can take care of other cooking task which makes serving a complete meal faster and easier. Even home cooks that may only hard-boil a few eggs a week will find themselves with more free time and much less frustration. It’s definitely a product worthy of being in your kitchen.