Whether you're looking for a meal to start your day or breakfast for dinner, we've got you covered! We're testing out the Egg-Tastic Ceramic Microwave Egg Cooker to see if it's all it's cracked up to be.
It comes with two parts, the base and the lid seal. We also went through the instructions thoroughly. It clearly states to not go past the fill line, whether it's full of just four eggs, or two eggs and other ingredients for your meal. Click here to see how to use it.
I popped open our carton of eggs. It's supposed to be able to hold up to four large eggs, again, as long as they don't go over the fill line. We were EGG-cited to see if it would produce EGG-SHELL-ent results.
We cracked four large eggs into the Egg-Tastic and used a fork to whisk them together. Then, we looked at the wattage. Our microwave had 1100 watts. The instructions told us to cook them for two minutes to start. So, we put on the lid, placed it in the microwave and hit "Start".
The instructions clearly state the importance of safety. You must wear oven mitts or use something that will protect your skin from burning to grab the Egg-Tastic, since it will be hot. So, I put on two oven mitts, ready for when the microwave would be done cooking.
When the timer had about 20 seconds left, we heard a really loud popping noise from inside the microwave. I anxiously waited, and when it was time to open the microwave, I nervously peeked inside first. The Egg-Tastic EGGS-ploded! The scrambled eggs looked more like a sponge, or souffle, or even like insulation foam! They rose so high, they popped the top right off. Thankfully, none of the ceramic was broken. I have to admit that I was shocked at what happened, considering we didn't go past the fill line, and we still had more cooking time, according to the instructions.
The directions state to stir the eggs and put the Egg-Tastic back into the microwave for 20 more seconds.
There wasn't any popping that time, but it definitely didn't live up to the claim of producing "Perfect family-style scrambled eggs in minutes." In fact, parts of the eggs turned Grey and did not smell great at all.
We decided to give it another try, this time aiming for poached eggs.
We went online to find instructions, and followed along. We poured in about a quarter-of-an-inch to half-an-inch of water first. Then, we cracked in two eggs, carefully to not break the yolk. Then, we put on the lid, and placed it in the microwave.
After the allotted time, it didn't seem done. So, we gave it another 15 seconds, as instructed.
When it came out, the eggs were more like boiled eggs, rather than a poached egg. But, overall, the results were much better than the first round.
We bought the Egg-Tastic Ceramic Microwave Egg Cooker about five years ago for $10 from Target. I checked, and it appears they don't sell it anymore. Walmart is also out of stock, but would have sold it for $11.44. Bed Bed & Beyond does not sell it online anymore. I'm not sure if it's available in stores. As Seen on TV sells the same product, but with a different name for $19.95.
So, where does the Egg-Tastic Ceramic Microwave Egg Cooker rank on our Bull or No Bull Meter? I'm going with... BULL!
Here's why. Allow me to EGGS-plain...
Though it lives up to the claim of being less messy than traditional ways to make an egg meal, the eggs did not turn out perfectly each time. It's understandable that results may vary due to the different wattage and amount put into each Egg-Tastic. However, due to the outcome of our attempts, I can't advise you to spend money on it, as there are other similar products out there with better results. Plus, it's not available in many locations anymore.
It is supposed to be dishwasher safe, on the top rack. We have not tested that claim yet.
What do you want me to try before you buy? Email me!