Boiling eggs can be a hassle, and when you try to peel off the shell, you either get frustrated and/or make a mess! That is... until now!
The Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker is supposed to make flawless hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached eggs and omelets. Plus, it has a built-in timer, so it's supposed to turn off when they're done cooking. Perfect Egg Maker also includes insert trays for hearty omelets, Eggs Benedict and gently-poached eggs.
We tried boiling 14 eggs, and that required adding a second rack. We filled the water to the pre-marked line of the included measuring cup (labeled for ideal firmness and type of cook), and poked a hold in each egg, as instructed. There was a pin on the bottom of the measuring cup to do so.
Next, we added our eggs, put on the cover, turned it on and waited. The infomercial explains that there is Egg-Right Technology circulating the steam evenly. Plus, there's a clear "cook and look dome" to watch your meal being made! If you get close to it, you'll feel the steam coming through the vents.
The chart says it should take up to 23 minutes for hard-boiled eggs. Ours automatically turned off after 25 minutes.
The instructions suggest putting the eggs in the ice water for better peeling. We put ours in ice for about two minutes. When it was time to peel, the act was EGGcellent. By that I mean, it was easy! There were a couple eggs that looked slightly burnt on the outside shell, but on the inside, they were cooked perfectly.
Next, we tested the omelet. We oiled the tray as instructed, cracked two eggs into a separate bowl, and mixed in cheese. We then poured the mixture into the omelet tray, placed and covered it, and waited...eight minutes to be exact! Voila! We had a flawless cheddar omelet.
We bought ours at Target for $19.99. So, where does it rank on our "Bull or No Bull" meter? I'm going with... NO BULL!
We were impressed by the concept, how great the eggs turned out, the easy-to-peel shells, and simple cleanup, just as the claims suggest. It obviously took time, possibly longer than others do boiling. However, you could set it and leave it, knowing Perfect Egg Maker would automatically turn off and prevent overcooking.
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