This is another one of those concept products I just had to try for myself. It seemed simple enough. I do hate the hassle of cooking hard boiled eggs the traditional way and the way some shells peel away the egg and how hard on my hands peeling the shells can be. So I put Eggies to the test and I have to say I’m slightly disappointed in my results.
I followed the directions exactly as I was supposed to. First, I had to clean all the parts before use. I guess they are dishwasher safe, but since I didn’t want to wait nearly 1 ½ hours for the dishwasher, I decided to hand wash them since it would be faster. Then there was the somewhat tedious paper towel application of the nonstick cooking spray. Next, it was time to assemble my Eggies….
I had a little difficulty getting a good grip on my Eggies because they are so small for my rather large hands. I thought I had secured them as tightly as possible, with one of my Eggies, it seemed to leak the whites. So this was possibly my fault, I’m not 100% certain.
So once I had them mostly assembled, I cracked my eggs and put them into my Eggies. This is when I noticed that one of them didn’t seem securely fastened and that I had some leakage. Next I had to secure the lid. It seemed to me that I might have had an easier time securing the lid if perhaps there were some guide arrows which when lined up would speed up the process.
I loved that I could season my eggs prior to cooking, seems to me they would be more flavorful when they were all ready to eat.
So I cooked my eggs in a pot on the stove for approx 15-17 minutes, removed them from the water and let them cool for about 5 minutes. I thought that since I had used a nonstick spray that my eggs should just glide right out of their Eggie, but alas, that was not the case. I removed the top, and shook and shook and shook. Only one out of six eggs came out of the Eggie by shaking. The other five had to be aided out with a spoon. Using the spoon didn’t damage them, so I suppose that is good.
Once I got all my eggs out and onto my plate, I was pretty disappointed in the shape of my hard boiled egg. They were not oval…. They were oval-esque and completely flat on one side. I love hard boiled eggs and more than that I love to make deviled eggs. So to see half my egg as being flat, this is a problem…. A big problem. When I make my deviled eggs, as I’m sure you do the same, you slice them down the side long ways making for two perfect “egg boats” as we used to call them when I was a kid. Because of the shape, one egg, makes ONE EGG, not two. Deviled eggs are a huge family favorite. If each egg only makes one deviled egg, its going to take a lot more eggs to feed my family and in turn it will cost a lot more.
Perhaps if the Eggies were made just a little bit smaller, I think it might have made for better results in the shape department.
Another thing I noticed was the texture of my hard boiled egg. The outside wasn’t all smooth but more of a soft and spongy bumpy feeling. Texture in my food is just one of those things I cant always get past and this is one of those times I just cant do it. I need my hard boiled eggs to be smooth.
I did decide to preseason my eggs, and sadly it didn’t prove to make as much of a difference as I had hoped.
You don’t have to peel any egg shells
You can season eggs before cooking
More dishes to wash
Longer preparation time
Each Eggie is made of four pieces, which is more pieces in which could get lost
Eggs do not come out in traditional perfect oval shape If making deviled eggs, you can only make one deviled egg per hard boiled egg ( so it makes less and you will need twice as many eggs)
Texture of the egg is less than favorable in my opinion