What is it egg-xactly? Here's what the website says:
Makes soft, medium and hard boiled eggs in 12 minutes or less. Boiling tray holds up to 7 eggs. Poaches up to 3 eggs with separate poaching tray. Bell sounds when cooking is complete. Comes with: on/off button, poaching tray, hard boiled tray for 7 eggs plastic base, BPA Free plastic egg holds for hard boiled, non-stick tray for poached eggs, measuring cup, stainless steel lid.
- Makes hard, medium and soft boiled eggs.
- Also makes poached and scrambled
- Takes only minutes
- 1 year warranty
Because I am incredibly lazy, I love this thing. Admittedly, I don't really use the poach feature very often and I had no idea about the scrambled egg thing - I guess you just scramble eggs and put them in the poaching tray? Boiling couldn't be simpler, though. I just add water to the line in the little plastic measuring cup, dump it in the machine with the eggs, and flip the on/off switch. The instructions say something about poking a hole in the bottom of your eggs but I'm quite certain I'd end up with egg all over the floor if I did this, so I skip it and everything seems to work just spiffy.
I do have the occasional cracked shell, but this is generally when I guesstimate the water amount (lazy.) and it certainly doesn't change the taste. The biggest issue I have with the product is the "bell" that sounds when cooking is complete. It is absolutely not the sound of any other bell I've ever heard and could be much more accurately described as a loud, incredibly obnoxious buzz. The buzz doesn't stop until you turn off the machine, either and could probably be used as some sort of torture instrument or cruel and unusual punishment. The little tray also gets sort of black and crusty from all the boiling water, but can be easily wiped out with a damp paper towel.
Price: $24-$40 online
Verdict: Buy it. And a pair of earplugs.