Hamilton Beach Perfect Electric Egg Cooker
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The Hamilton Beach Egg Cooker helps you make eggs in a matter of minutes, for quick and easy breakfasts, snacks, side dishes and more. The removable egg tray cooks up to 7 hard, medium or soft-boiled eggs, while the egg poaching tray lets you poach up to 3 eggs at once. Breakfast just got easier, simpler and more delicious. Whip up delicious hard-boiled eggs, eggs benedict, egg salad and all of your favorite egg dishes with the Hamilton Beach egg cooker. Great for keto and paleo diets too.
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Leafy Seadragon –
Would I purchase this product again as a gift for a friend or family member? Definitely! Despite some of its cons, I do feel that this is a good product and hope that it will last for years to come.Pros:- Boiled eggs turned out great.- Allows you to wind up the power cord under the product for easier storing. It’s not advertised by Hamilton Beach but should be as a feature.- Marking on cup is pretty easy to read and see. I don’t know why there are complaints.- Buzzer is loud enough for me to hear from opposite end of the house.- Nice and small! Easily fits into my kitchen drawer.Cons:- Tray claims to be non-stick but poached eggs will definitely stick! Make sure you spray some pam on first. (please see my update)- Doesn’t have an auto off function.- Needle on bottom of cup to pierce hole in egg is plastic and looks like it will eventually break.- Lid is plastic. I was a bit concerned if there would be any chemicals and its durability. Doesn’t seem to be a problem while cooking eggs at the moment.——————————————Jul 2016 Update: I’ve been using this to poach eggs almost everyday since I got it in the mail a little over a month ago and finally figured how to prevent the egg poaching tray from getting egg stuck all over. I don’t even need to grease the tray before use. Once machine buzzes, turn it off. Open the lid and remove the egg poaching tray. Scoop out your eggs. You’ll notice that there’s going to be a thin layer of egg still left on the tray. If you leave the poaching tray on your counter-top, it’s going to give you hell when it is time to clean the tray. Instead, put the poaching tray back on the machine but with the lid off. This way, the residual heat from the machine will continue to cook that thin layer of egg. By the time you finish your food and come back to clean it, you’ll notice that it looks like a thin layer of rice paper that peels right off. Easy peasy.——————————————Aug 2019 Update: I admit I do not use this gadget as often as I used to. I went from using it daily back in 2016 to maybe 3-4 times a week now. It’s still pretty heavy use for a kitchen gadget and I am still very satisfied with my purchase. It still works as intended and I doubt I have to buy a replacement anytime soon. I like to use it to steam hard boiled eggs to keep in the fridge for a quick healthier snack and poach eggs to put into my instant noodles.
Never ever heard of an egg cooker until I came across this on slickdeals when it was on sale. I thought, what the heck, ill give it a try… its amazing. Perfect eggs every damn time.I can cook 7 boiled eggs or 3 poached eggs at once, instructions are also very clear and there is literally no cleanup. I definitely recommend this to anybody curious, I had a few co-workers try some of the eggs today and now will also be buying this. I just hope it lasts a few years.
I cannot say enough about this egg cooker. Besides making good hard boiled eggs, it makes perfect poched eggs. I love them but have never been able to make good ones myself. As long as you follow the instructions they are great. Now that I am more confident with the cooker, I am experimenting a bit with the amount of water to get them just right for me. Love it!No it doesn’t have an auto shut off but the buzzer will sound when the water runs out and it’s loud enough to hear for sure. Already buying one for my mother.
I got this to mimic the kind my mom has. It’s perfectly fine at cooking the eggs.However, the design of the handle, especially on the poaching tray, leaves a lot to be desired. My mom’s (many decades old), is sort of shaped like an inverted funnel cloud, a cylinder that flares out wide near the top. This creates a small contact surface area with your fingers, so you can pick it up comfortably right when it’s done and the poached eggs are still perfectly cooked and ready to go on toast.The Hamilton Beach model’s handles are balls. This creates a large contact surface area with your fingers, forcing you to either wait until it cools (and the eggs are overdone and starting to get cold); use a paper towel, hotpad, or other tool to pick it up, which isn’t ideal for maneuvering it to scoop out the eggs; or have asbestos fingers, which I don’t happen to have.My other complaint is that the plastic egg piercer’s point lasted for precisely one round of eggs. After that it was too dull and liable to crack them. I just use a pick/awl, and it’s no big deal, but if you don’t have such a tool lying around, it could be a downer.Pros:+Classic, time-tested design.+Cooks eggs perfectly, every time.+Buzzer is loud enough to be heard, but not irritating.Cons:-Ball-shaped handle on the poacher is cute, but too hot to handle for some users.-Measuring cup’s egg piercing tip is plastic and can’t hold up against egg shells for long.
Gidget Girl –
Egg Genie was my first egg cooker. Talk about something you don’t even know you need until you have it!! The Genie finally gave out on me so I was going to order another, but I ran across this one. I’m so glad I did. I’ll start by telling you why you need a cooker, and end with why this one is superior to the Genie.Ever had trouble peeling an egg? Ever spend five minutes picking off a flake of shell at a time, ending up with an egg that looks like it’s already been eaten once? Never again, my friend. Here is your answer. I tried every thing the internet said. Vinegar and/or salt in the water, ice bath after cooking, a couple different egg timers, all with varying degrees of success. I never got an egg out of the Genie that I couldn’t peel. So, yes, you do need an egg cooker. Also, poached eggs. I had never tried them at home but they are so easy in the cooker! And so good! It’s my new favorite way to have eggs.Hamilton Beach vs Genie:HB is simply more attractive. It looks more like an appliance and less like a plastic gadget.You don’t have to pierce the eggs. Honestly, maybe that would have worked with the genie, but I never tried because the instruction said to do it, and there was a piercer right there on the tray. That’s a step I don’t miss because sometimes the egg white would volcano out of the hole a little bit. So you have to scrape that off resulting in an egg that is misshapen.I thought the coating would be nonstick. It isn’t, but it is easier to clean than the genie. I’m going to try using bottled water.It has an on/off switch. The genie doesn’t, so you had to get everything ready, then plug it in, then turn it off by unplugging it.I took off one start because the measuring cup is impossible to read, and has to be stored separate from the cooker (on both models).
Krys W –
My mom was skeptical, but this is a great egg cooker! It makes perfect medium soft boiled eggs and I’m no longer wasting eggs that are too soft or too hard. The metal base does seem to burn a little after I take the eggs out, but after wiping it down when cooled, I think it’s okay.
Christa F –
I love Starbucks egg bites but they are expensive. This little bugger makes them perfectly in the poaching tray. Just beat two eggs with a tablespoon of cream cheese, some bacon bits and a tablespoon or so of shredded cheese. a little salt is nice too. Makes three perfect egg bites. I love love love this thing. I’ve only had it a couple of weeks so I don’t know about durability. It’s tiny and takes up very little space on my kitchen counter. It wipes clean with a paper towel.
First use the cooker cooked six eggs perfectly. On the second use it cooked the eggs, but shocked the fool out of me when I turned it off. This is a dangerous appliance – do not buy it.
My mom made us soft boiled eggs on toast with butter salt and pepper when I was a kid. The thought still brings back warm and fuzzy memories. I have never ever been able to boil the eggs just right. I can fry, scramble, hard boil, poach, make beautiful omelets and eggs over easy. I can cook gourmet meals bake homemade cakes and smooth creamy homemade cheesecake from scratch, but I can’t boil eggs or make my moms homemade apple pie like her. This caught my eye and was on sale. I figured I would try it. I am 49 yrs old and FINALLY I made the soft boiled eggs. This is a wonderful little gadget and it was easy to follow the instructions and the eggs came out perfect. The lines on the water cup are a little hard to see, so I put on my glasses and got a sharpie. I marked the lines on the water cup, so it’s no problem now. The unit is easy to clean and is small enough that it fits on the shelf in my cabinet next to my waffle maker. Neat nifty little thing it is. Highly recommend for perfect boiled eggs.
I was pretty happy with this. The cost is low and it’s small enough to have at the office. I wasn’t a fan of lack of timer and/or ding when the eggs are done.I’ve had this less than 2 months and I only use it about 2 – 3 times each week. The element in the bottom is already rusting and today the handle that lifts the poaching basket out broke off.Trying to call the support line, but the wait is 22 MINUTES!!!
I do not like cooking but do so sometimes. I know a guy who keeps his egg cooker at work and so I thought what a great idea. I am only giving this 4 stars for the fact that I messed up 6 eggs. The alarm went off after a few minutes (I think it was the alarm, it is very quiet). I tested one egg and the yolk was still fluid. So I put more water in and turned it back on for another 2 minutes, yolk was then golden like soft/medium looking. So I will need to play around with the measuring cup (which I find is hard to see as it is transparent with transparent numbers and not in black).I am sure my egg cooker is wonderful and will continue to play around with the levels a bit until I have it down pat.
So Easy! Perfect soft eggs! If you use the pin on the bottom of the measuring cup the eggs will cook harder. If you pierce the eggs, I recommend the air end of the egg (fat end.) However, the eggs come out perfect without piercings. And piercing will introduce anything on the OUTSIDE of the shell, where certain Germs might be, to the protected Inside of the egg. Interestingly enough, a digital thermometer read 174.5 in the soft boiled stage. For the person who lost their cup: the minimum for 7 soft eggs is 1.5 tablespoons of water. Add water for fewer eggs. The maximum amount of water is 3 tablespoons for one hardboiled egg.
Noe Araujo Monsalvo –
Compré este producto por practicidad, pues solo hay que colocar agua, huevos y esperar que estén listos.No me gustaron dos cosas:1. El vaso medidor parece estar incorrecto, pues la medida de agua para 7 huevos es menor que para 1 huevo, así que busque en internet y vi que quienes han seguido el manual terminan con huevos no del todo cocidos, así que seguí las recomendaciones de “invertir” las marcas (use la marca que dice 1 huevo para hacer 7) y el resultado fue adecuado.2. Durante el funcionamiento, el agua se evapora y luego condensa en la tapa, escurriendo por la orilla del aparato y llegando a la mesa. Me preocupó que pudiera haber un corto circuito sin embargo, siguiendo el agua que escurre, te das cuenta que no entra al aparato o interruptor. Lo resolví colocando una servilleta bajo el aparato para que recolectara el agua que pudiera escurrir sobre la mesa.Fuera de esos dos inconvenientes me parece que sí es práctico y da buenos resultados. Lo usaré una vez por semana así que seguro me durará bastante tiempo.