When Sparky and I first arrived in Germany we had to shop for appliances as none of our US 110 volt products work here. Looking around one day down at Media Markt in Rosenheim for things like a vacuum cleaner and a toaster, Sparky stops, stares and says, “I’ve always wanted one of these.” So, I turn and look and he is rapturously looking at……an electric egg cooker. Really Dan? Really? An electric egg cooker. We’ve been boiling eggs in a pan since we were kids and now you can’t live without an egg cooker? Can’t we just find a toaster and get out of here? But no…..this “I have waited my entire life for this moment” egg cooker is less than 10€ so I smile my sweet indulgent wife smile and the egg cooker that will make my man’s life complete, comes home with us.
This is it. Impressed?
OK …When I am wrong, I am majorly wrong and I admit it. This little gadget is worth its weight in well, not gold, but maybe bronze or something.
We use it constantly! It cooks perfect soft boiled, medium boiled and hard boiled eggs without any of the guess work.
See that plastic cup with the little pointy thin on the end? It is a measuring cup and it’s labeled for the exact amount of water you need to add to the boiler for the exact number of eggs you are cooking!
Fill the cup to the prescribed number for however many eggs and empty it into the cooker.
Then take the pointy end of the cup and prick a hole into the fat end of the egg. Set the eggs pointy end down into the cooker, put the cover on and hit the on switch.
Based on the amount of water you added the cooker knows when the water evaporates, the eggs are done. A buzzer sounds and your eggs are cooked!
A couple pieces of whole grain toast and Sparky is one happy man!
Yes indeed, I was wrong. And one of these cheap little gadgets will be a welcome addition to our kitchen when we return to Washington!