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[Amazon Canada] Stainless steel egg cooker, 7 egg capacity, poached/hard boiled/omelet, $20

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What about the poached egg function? to me that would be the selling point since poached eggs are the hardest to cook compared to boiled
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This is literally the most used thing in our kitchen. My Boys LOVE medium boiled eggs, and love them while they are still warm. The issue is, getting them that way in a pot, is hit or miss, and peeling them can be a nightmare, and they can't be made in advance, because if you re-heat them, you over cook the yolk.

That's where this comes in. We just do a 1/2 dozen every morning for breakfast, and they come out perfect, soft in middle with hard whites that peel just like a hard boiled egg.
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Denkel wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 11:52 am
I am a simple person, I just hard boil my eggs in the microwave...
Be careful of microwaving eggs. They tend to explode easily.
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gr8dlr wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 10:48 am
Don't understand the Instant Pot hard boiled egg fascination.

Please do try the steam method instead. Even soft boiled eggs are peelable.

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/201 ... ecipe.html

1. If serving eggs cold, add 1 tray of ice cubes to a large bowl and fill with water.

2. Add 1 inch of water to a large pot. Place steamer insert inside, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Add eggs to steamer basket, cover, and continue cooking, 6 minutes for soft-boiled eggs or 12 minutes for hard-boiled.

3. Serve immediately if serving hot. If serving cold, immediately place eggs in bowl of ice water and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before peeling.

4. To peel, first gently tap hard-boiled eggs all over to thoroughly crack the shell, then remove shell under a thin stream of running water. (The water helps get under the shell and lift it off the egg.)
All that is much more work than just throwing them in the IP. I don't bother cooling them and don't need to remove the shell under running water and they peel perfect every time.

Afterwards, I just rinse the pot and the steamer insert and it's all done.
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DragonRider wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 1:36 pm
Be careful of microwaving eggs. They tend to explode easily.
Thanks for the warning, I always use the same microwave, with the same amount of eggs and the same time, so I should not get surprises; sometimes one of the eggs breaks, but so far, no explosions... In any case it's work's microwave, so if it explodes, meh! Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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Snowcrash01 wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 1:46 pm
All that is much more work than just throwing them in the IP. I don't bother cooling them and don't need to remove the shell under running water and they peel perfect every time.
Afterwards, I just rinse the pot and the steamer insert and it's all done.
Eggs are easy to peel if you have already stored it for a long period.
Fresh eggs are supposedly more difficult to peel.
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Kaida9 wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 12:05 pm
They peel soooooooo much easier and no whites stuck to the shell.
3 minutes for runny yolks.
4 minutes for perfect hard boiled eggs.
Interesting never considered that they would be easier to peel
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DragonRider wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 2:01 pm
Eggs are easy to peel if you have already stored it for a long period.
Fresh eggs are supposedly more difficult to peel.
90% of the time I do hard boiled eggs it's for my potato salad recipe, I might let them cool for 30 minutes or so while preparing other ingredients but when I used to do it just in a pot it was always a frustrating mess.
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Sure it's only $20, but personally I'd rather invest that $20 into a pressure cooker because it does more things.
gr8dlr wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 10:48 am
Don't understand the Instant Pot hard boiled egg fascination.

Please do try the steam method instead. Even soft boiled eggs are peelable.
Why not?
You're basically just pressure steaming them.
Unless someone is actually for some reason using a full pot of water.
I steam eggs in a regular pressure cooker all the time mostly because I don't have a regular steaming setup (at least one that's small enough to be practical for my home stove.
koalajoe wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 11:37 am
I got a similar one for the office and people are happy to make egg salad and sandwiches for lunch.
Does your office smell like egg farts?
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I used to think this is the most useless appliance ever, and then I started doing the KETO Diet...... then I realize how convenient an egg cooker is.

For those of you who can't shut up about how useless this is, first of all, you clearly never owned one...
Second of all, throw away your rice cooker, coz you can make rice with a regular pot just as fast as a rice cooker.

Upvote for me, thanks for sharing Op.
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thanks you, i like this balls a lot, at Tin Horton... i got balls before at walmart and where all dry and old
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Gutty96 wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 12:20 pm
This is literally the most used thing in our kitchen. My Boys LOVE medium boiled eggs, and love them while they are still warm.
Yes especially if you have young kids, I highly recommend giving this a try. It'll make breakfast preparation so much easier.
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DealPanda wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 2:51 pm
For those of you who can't shut up about how useless this is, first of all, you clearly never owned one...
I have owned one actually. Ended up tossing it when I moved because it was taking up space when I switched to pressure cooking eggs.
Second of all, throw away your rice cooker, coz you can make rice with a regular pot just as fast as a rice cooker.
Same deal. Switched to a pot when I moved then to a pressure cooker.
I started doing the KETO Diet...... then I realize how convenient an egg cooker is.
I don't know how many eggs are involved in a keto diet, but my 6qt can do like 15 eggs racked and FAR more just sitting inside stacked.
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DragonRider wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 3:43 pm
Yes especially if you have young kids, I highly recommend giving this a try. It'll make breakfast preparation so much easier.
Yup. Wifey laughed when I bought it, now she uses it more than anyone.
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Snowcrash01 wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 1:46 pm
All that is much more work than just throwing them in the IP. I don't bother cooling them and don't need to remove the shell under running water and they peel perfect every time.

Afterwards, I just rinse the pot and the steamer insert and it's all done.
Since I don't use the Instant Pot method:
Questions: How much water do you use? Trivet or no trivet, Do you bring water to a boil and then add eggs or do you use cold water and eggs + manual pressure at same time? how do you time eggs in the IP...is it manual high pressure, isn't there some variation in time to pressure depending on amount of water/eggs? Natural release or quick.

If you boil the water and then add eggs into the IP, it's really the same as steaming, in which case you aren't really instant pot'ing.

I really don't think steam method is more work. Take any pot you have, add 1 inch of water, put on stove with trivet, bring water to boil [or add boiling hot water to 1 inch level of the pot] => add eggs and hit timer according to doneness preference. Timer rings, turn off heat and run eggs under cold water [eggs under water is not required but if you're making anything but hard boiled ie soft/medium boiled eggs you want to stop cooking immediately], There is absolute precision in the timing...it's not only about the peel (steamed is also easy peel) it's more about the exact doneness to me.
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