There are three big reasons why I decided to get an egg cooker: it saves me time when I’m rushing in the mornings, I get to eat freshly cooked eggs, and clean-up is a breeze. I used to make eggs the old fashion way: with pans, mixing bowls and cooking spatulas. On meal prep Sundays, I would make at least three egg meals to have ready for the week. The three egg dishes would typically be scrambled eggs, a veggie omelet, and two hard boiled eggs. However, by the time it came to eating the last of the meals, on Thursday for example, the taste and texture wasn’t great. I tried preparing eggs twice a week, but that took more time and made the kitchen messy. Then, I started looking into kitchen gadgets that would cook eggs and found the “all mighty” electric egg cooker. Specifically, I purchased the Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker (Amazon Link). This little kitchen helper comes with an auto shut off timer, so I can just put my eggs in, put some water, press a button, and go on to prepare other things. The egg cooker is so quick that I do them fresh before I go to work. It usually takes 7 minutes at most to make eggs any style – who doesn’t have 7 minutes to make a quick breakfast? To save more time, I prepare my daily morning coffee while the eggs are cooking. After the eggs are done, clean-up is quick and easy with only a small plastic tray needing to be washed. Even though I will be showing you how to make eggs “over easy”, this electric egg cooker can make eggs scrambled, in omelets, pouched, soft and hard-boiled. Hopefully the egg making process below serves as a good review, and help you decide if it fits your meal prep routine.
How The Electric Egg Cooker Works
The egg cooker works by heating up water and creating steam, so the unit needs water before turning on. The unit has a built-in thermal switch, so as soon as all the water is converted to steam, it will automatically shut off. This works as a timer, and the amount of water added to the unit determines how hard or soft the eggs will be cooked. Another great benefit of this cooking method is that no oil is needed, so if you are trying to lose weight no extra calories are added to the eggs. If you wanted to, you can make eggs a few days in advanced, but I just find it easy to make them in the morning, put them in a small container, and have them fresh when I get to work. Once you see how fast this electric egg cooker works, you’ll probably do the same! Below are the steps I go through each time I make my “over easy” eggs:
Setting it up
Add the right amount of water
Putting eggs in the cooking tray
The cooking power of steam
Auto shut off means eggs are done
Enjoy freshly cooked eggs!
Electric Egg Cooker Accessories
The egg maker comes with some cool utilities to cook eggs any style. For example, when making hard-boiled eggs, you don’t need to use the omelet or pouching trays. Instead, place the eggs directly in the egg-holder slots. There are enough spaces to hold and cook up to 6 eggs at a time. When making hard-boiled eggs, you place the eggs so that the biggest portion of the egg is sitting in the egg slots. You then need to pierce a little hole on top of the egg to relieve some internal heat while cooking. To make this easy, the bottom of the water measuring cup has a sharp pick which makes piercing a hole on the egg a snap. The sharp pick has a removable cover to protect our hands from getting pierced, which is a nice safety feature.
Easy Clean-Up and Maintenance Tips
When using the egg trays, it is a good idea to apply cooking spray before putting the eggs inside of them. After the eggs are done cooking, they won’t stick to the tray and can slide right out into a plate or container. This also makes washing the tray itself super fast, as there is nothing stuck to it. If the egg cooker was used to make soft or hard-boiled eggs, the egg holder is easy to remove and wash. Since only the shell of the egg was touching the plastic egg holder, only the mineral build-up from your water source needs to be wiped off. The “mineral residue” also starts collecting on the heating element below the egg holder tray. Simply lift off the egg holder, take a wet napkin, and wipe the minerals off. I do this after every third use while the heating element is still warm so that the minerals come off easier. Taking these steps to maintain your electric egg cooker will keep cooking times constant and make your unit last for a long time.
Final Thoughts – Will It Help You?
If you love eggs for breakfast like I do, and have 10 minutes in the morning, I highly recommend this unit. I simply set my eggs to cook while I put on my shoes, prepare my coffee, or before jumping in the shower. With the built-in auto shut off timer, I haven’t had to worry about overcooking eggs, and they come out perfect every time!
Whatever your fitness goals are, eggs provide a really good nutritional breakfast and this kitchen wonder makes that meal easy to make. So, that is how I prepare my eggs in the morning, I hope this guide helped you. Do you have any tips to make eggs tastier or quicker? I would love to know if you do. Please leave a comment or question below – Thank you!