The Dash Rapid Egg Cooker ($19.99) allows you to make up to six hard-boiled eggs in half the time of traditional methods with absolutely no guesswork.
The mini appliance heats water to steam eggs to your desired doneness and automatically plays a jingle and shuts itself off when your eggs are cooked.
The gadget also comes with accessories to make poached eggs and omelets, but they don’t turn out as well as the hard-boiled eggs.
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Hard-boiled eggs are one of the greatest mysteries of the kitchen for me. Every food blogger, recipe developer, and pro chef seems to have a different method, they’re all deemed foolproof, and they’re all, for some reason, oddly complicated. Some will have you start in a cold pan, some want you to drop your eggs into already boiling water, some have you take them off the heat to cook. I’ve even read one that wants you to bring your eggs to a boil and then put the whole pot into a preheated oven to bake.
The problem with all of these “recipes” is that they’re all so different that I can never remember them off the top of my head, and I have to google how long to cook hard-boiled eggs every time. I always found it more trouble than it was worth. But at the end of the day, all you need is a pot and some hot water, so for those with a tried-and-true method that they can actually remember, it’s not that hard of a kitchen task.
When I discovered the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, I was ready to write it off as what celebrity chef Alton Brown would call a unitasker — a kitchen tool that serves a single purpose, takes up too much space, and solves a non-problem. What I discovered after using it was that I finally had a truly foolproof method for cooking hard-boiled eggs that required no googling, no multi-step techniques that I had to remember, and took less time than traditional methods by more than half.
How does it work?
The Dash Rapid Egg Cooker doesn’t actually boil your eggs; it steams them. But don’t worry, the result is indistinguishable from actual boiled eggs. The base of the egg cooker contains a heating element that you add water to. The cooker fits up to six eggs that sit suspended above the water in a plastic tray. As the water heats and turns to steam, your eggs cook to your desired doneness.
You determine your doneness by the amount of water you add to the tray. The egg cooker comes with a small measuring cup with fill lines on it. On one side are lines for soft-boiled, medium-boiled, and …read more
Source:: Business Insider