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Eggies "As Seen On T.V." Product Review

Updated on March 30, 2013

Eggies - Product Review

Eggies - As Seen On T.V.
Eggies - As Seen On T.V. | Source

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

Floating along with my hope!
Floating along with my hope! | Source

Boiling Eggies

Still floating...!
Still floating...! | Source

1st Attempt

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

(Good Eggies! Good, Good Eggies!)
(Good Eggies! Good, Good Eggies!) | Source

Eggie Eggs!

After removing the top pieces.
After removing the top pieces. | Source

Second Attempt

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?

Yes.

Finished Product - Eggies Eggs

Ummm...not too impressive.
Ummm...not too impressive. | Source

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.

Deviled Eggs?

Not devils - more like Hells Eggs!
Not devils - more like Hells Eggs! | Source

Deviled Eggs

Eggie Made Devil's Eggs
Eggie Made Devil's Eggs | Source

Look what is left over!

Give me a shot and keep the damn eggs.
Give me a shot and keep the damn eggs. | Source

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.

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Uh sorry I'm late in responding...lol...

    I've still never used those Damnned things again...it's becoming a distant and less painful memory:)

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    Cynthia Sageleaf 4 years ago from Western NC

    I like your choices at the end: NO and HELL TO THE NO. HAHAHA! Wow, all that trouble for some warped boiled eggs. No thank you. I'll just stick to the old fashioned way. ^_^

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Thanks NornsMercy - yeah do not even attempt to use these...it's just a ridiculous waste of time. And SO MANY steps to boiling an egg? Really? NO!

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    Chace 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

    Wow... I won't be buying these. Geez. I thought it seemed like a really cool idea but even my graceless hands can fix better deviled eggs than eggies, lol! Voted up+++

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Sharon! You said it...I was pissed! I tried the big ole mess two times...I threw everything away too...the pieces were a mess to assemble!

    ALREADY BOILED eggs to purchase! Ha! Now why the hell didn't I think of THAT? Hahahaha

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    Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

    Thank you for this review Kelly and I loved all the humor throughout too. I have to make hard boiled eggs a few times a week for the salads that I sell at my lil cafe. I can buy them already cooked and peeled but they are expensive. So I do boil and peel them myself. I have seen this product and I would be SO pissed if I bought it and it took that much time - to make a mess. Ugh!

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Oh dear Glimmer Twin - yeah tell your daughter it's a waste of money and more than that - time! Sheesh - just peel them the old fashioned way and be done with it:) haha. I get suckered by the On tv stuff all the time!

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    Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

    My daughter has been BEGGING me to buy this product. She loves eggs any which way and thinks this is too cool. I am definitely showing her this. Give me a boiling pot of water any time. Good review.

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Yeah I wouldn't steer you wrong - they are just a good waste of money. Sorry for that too because I hoped they were a time saver...it was just a big mess!

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    Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

    You are too funny! At least you saved thousands of us the trouble of buying this stupid-assed product, so for that I say thank you! LOL

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    I know Drbj. A you're way too smart to have been taken in by this one:) lol. I threw them away rather than spend an hour cleaning little parts. Peeling eggs doesn't seem so bad after all!

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    drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

    This seems to be a case, Kelly, of cute name but product disaster. If I had to go to all that trouble using Eggies to boil an egg every brood of every mother hen would be safe from me forevermore. Promise!

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Thanks Vicki! I truly do not know what I was thinking but for that one moment...I thought these were going to help me in some way:) haha if you take a second and just think about this...it is SO not worth it! Shame on them for not putting the "grease each piece" on the box with the other instructions...you must do it every time! Bah!

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Susan - don't even get near 'em. I really hate peeling eggs...but this was like a process and way more tedious than egg peels! Thank you!

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    Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Great review--and so funny! I love how you tell the tale--LOL! For $4.99, I probably would have been sucked in, too. Better stick to the old-fashioned way of boiling Easter eggs, huh?

    And that egg-screaming video--hilarious and awful and creepy at the same time! Loved this hub. All the votes, girl! I think I'll tweet it, too!

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    Susan Holland 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

    Hey Kelly, I'm a sucker, too. Greasing every little piece... I wouldn't have the patience. Thanks for the warning!! LOL

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Hi travmaj - Happy Easter! Thank you so much - I am a sucker for strange ideas I guess. I always root for the underdog but this product can stay on the shelf! I already threw these away...I didn't want to deal with all the salmonella sticky egg pieces to wash...I didn't waste one more second with the mess:) lol.

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    I know Nettlemere...I swear I do not know why I bought into the idea for a second! Even following the instructions could be perplexing and require thought and concentration. They didn't work:) lol.

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    I know Cardisa! I don't even know why I thought this would be easier in the first place! But they make them look way simpler in the advertisements. You don't know about greasing every piece first...that was a little surprise! Lol

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Exactly right Susan - they tease us with the idea that we won't have any more peeling but if you have to drag out an arsenal of plastic rings and cups and more rings and oil them all - that alone is a huge waste of time!

    Thanks - I really did have fun even though they coulda worked better!

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Moonlake my husband tries to block the t.v. So I don't see these things:) haha I am a sucker but at least I was ony half a sucker with that discount! Lol. I threw them right away already!

    Thank you so much!

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    travmaj 4 years ago from australia

    This was a perfect read for Easter Monday morning - I certainly enjoyed joining you at Eggies testing time. Amazing where these products come from - I agree they always look crash hot when being demonstrated. I suppose someone makes big bucks from them. I have a cupboard full of 'mistakes.'

    Thanks for the easter morning laughter - voting up and so funny.

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    Nettlemere 4 years ago from Burnley, Lancashire, UK

    Ha that's the funniest thing - talk about humans trying to solve a problem (boiling eggs) that was never a problem in the first place!

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    Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

    What was made to help make like easier turns out to be a pain in the rear end. I say, do it the natural way and you can't go wrong. That inventions was disaster waiting to happen.

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    Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    I've never seen Eggies and seems like way more work than it's worth. Boiling and peeling I will continue to go :)

    Fun hub though!

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    moonlake 4 years ago from America

    I'm glad you reviewed Eggies. I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff now I know not to buy Eggies. Voted up and shared.

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Thanks Mhatter!

    Wayne - you mean Barbara doesn't already have the Eggies? lmao Tell her to save the money - they are a gigantic waste! Of course she would involve you - Dave was involved. He heard me cursing first violently, then it got a little more tearful and forlorn:) hahaha

    These should maybe have been called "Satan's Spawn Eggs" or similar:) hahaha Happy Hunting!

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    Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

    My wife is a fanatical "As Seen On Television" fan and regularly grabs them up at the local Walgreen when they go on sale. Thank God she has not brought this one home as I know she would involve me. Those instructions are flawed because they were probably translated from the original Chinese to English. Frankly, I did not know the Chinese boiled eyes...I thought they buried them in the ground for around 3 months....now there's an egg and it's already deviled! Fun piece, thanks for sharing! ~WB

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    Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

    Thank you for the warning. At least, via you, they provided a laugh.

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Dave and I are currently laughing our asses off at you:) hahaha you're so right...well I do have such a morbid sense of curiosity! Do not even buy these or accept them as a gift! I mean...peeling the eggs only takes a flipping minute if you don't use fresh eggs! These took like an hour and I had to really focus and concentrate you know how hard that is for me!! Lol

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    Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Oh that is too funny! What advertisement wont you fall for??? I remember the dragon, the vacuum thing and now the donut cake. At least tbe donut one turned out spectacular!

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    Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Ha! Good one Ms. Lizzy! That is perfect! It is not what it's cracked up to be:) I was cursing and swearing and I felt all patient in the beginning. Attempt one was two months ago - guess I had time to forget the pain before I tried again ...ugh!

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    Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

    I usually just laugh at those late-night infomercials; that is, if I don't just flip the channel as soon as I spot it for what it is.

    I don't know who comes up with this crap, but I picture people from that show "The Shark Tank" trying to pitch their ideas, some of which are just plain stupid, and I wouldn't pay a plug nickel to own.

    All of it is cheaply made, and made offshore besides, so I steer clear. In the past, I got stung by a couple of these infomercial gizmos that were far from what they were cracked up to be...pardon the pun on your topic....

    Voted up, interesting and useful..oh, yeah, and shared to ward off others!