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Eggies "As Seen On T.V." Product Review
Eggies - Product Review
Eggies - Product Review
Eggies - you've seen them on t.v. and even in the stores but do they work?
This realhousewife had to find out. Apparently I am a glutton for punishment.
I first saw them on late night t.v. - my cursed attention deficit disorder just zoned right in on another product made to cook eggs. I could resist the ad on television - I did! However, when I was shopping at Bed, Bath & Beyond, I saw a set that was on a clearance sale because the box had been opened. Every piece was there but one of the packages was opened and loose inside.
I thought this was an omen. The Eggies - were meant to belong to me. I thought it was fate for $4.99.
If I had read Suzie O'Neill"s hub about this product before I purchased them - I probably would have changed my mind!
Eggies - They Float
My first attempt boiling eggs the 'Eggie" way was a complete and total disaster. The eggs leaked out of the Eggies and the ones that did turn out were floating in nasty boiled egg substance. I encountered several issues with Eggies. Many were exactly the same as the prior review.
I ended up feeding my African Grey and my dogs the hacked up loss. At least they appreciated it!
I just had to give it another shot because I saw them do it on television - was it just an illusion or am I so inept that I can not make an Eggie Egg?
Eggies after boiling
I decided to give it one more try. This time I read the instructions not once or twice, but three times. I did follow the instructions diligently the first time so I wondered if I missed something or left a step out. I did not. This attempt I changed a few steps and they turned out pretty good!
The instructions on the box tell you that you just crack the egg - drop it in the cup and boil and voila! Beautiful and perfectly delicious boiled eggs. Not so fast. Inside the box there is an additional little paper that tells you to wash the product (probably because the manufacturing plant is filthy) and "grease the inside of each cup." Is that all???
Seriously! I had to spray the oil onto a paper towel and grease the inside of each part that would be touching that egg. I greased the top, rings and bottom pieces. Not too much - just a quick coat with a paper towel. It might sound like a small thing - but now we are talking about greasing about 18 pieces of small equipment for what? Half a dozen boiled eggs?
Finished Product - Eggies Eggs
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It also tells you to put the top and bottom pieces together, put the ring cap on and then - crack the egg and pour it into the Eggie. That is just plain dumb. I did it that way the first time and I had egg white all over everything. This time, I cracked the egg, dumped it into the bottom half of the cup and then I put the top on and screwed the ring on around the egg and then the ring on the top screw ball piece.
Making sure that you have the threads screwed on correctly at this juncture is vital! It was very easy to not screw the center ring on evenly and that is why they leak. I had to take a couple of minutes for each one in order to catch the tread while I twisted it so it sealed snug.
The eggs need to be immersed into warm - not hot or boiling water at first. Allow the water to get to the boiling point slower while the eggs are in the water. When I did it this way - not one of my eggs leaked out into the pot.
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Look what is left over!
What a Mess!
After successfully boiling 6 eggs I had to figure out what to do with them.
Even though I carefully coated them with oil - I had to use a knife to run around the edge and then slam them on the counter in order to release the devils from the cups.
They end up completely flat on top. Not pretty. The eggs do not look nice and smooth - they look like your face looks when you sleep with your face mashed into something, all lined and funky.
I used a tiny spoon to carve the yolks out. This was risky business as I kept getting close to ripping the egg apart.
I did manage to end up with 6 really huge deviled eggs in the end. My total work and cook time was about an hour.
Screw the Eggies. It is way easier and better to just put the eggs in the pot, boil them and peel them.
When you finish you might end up with a half a dozen filled eggs and you'll be needing the protein so you can clean the rest of the mess up.
The pieces are now waiting, patiently for me to come down and soak, scrub, wash, dry and then find pantry space to keep all those tiny pieces. I'm gonna cut to the chase and toss them right into the trash.
Keep it Real!