National Presto Electric Egg Cooker
The easy store electric egg cooker makes hard-, medium-, and soft-boiled eggs in minutes. Makes poached eggs too! Covered tray removes and easily stores cooked eggs in the fridge. Cook medium, large, extra-large, and jumbo eggs. The special measuring cup shows markings for the amount of water needed to make hard-, medium-, and soft-boiled eggs, as well as poached eggs. The egg cooker is simple to use! Just fill the water reservoir with the amount of water indicated on the measuring cup, add eggs to the desired egg tray, cover, and plug in. The signal light and buzzer indicate when eggs are done. The Presto egg cooker features an electric base with nonstick water reservoir, 6-egg boiling tray, 2-egg poaching tray, water measuring cup, and transparent cover. The power cord wraps in the base and all other parts nest for compact storage.
It made some nice hard boiled eggs. I made egg salad for my father. My only qualm is that the power cord is very short. I had to rearrange my kitchen counters to get it to reach an outlet. The buzzer is the strangest thing I’ve ever heard. When it went off I thought it was my TV, lol. It reminded of that sound you hear when they announce a national weather emergency or something. I would recommend it. Oh, I didn’t use an egg peircer and none of the eggs cracked.
Mary P. –
would give as gift—-great for small family
This was a gift from my sister, a better-than-average cook who likes to try different kitchen items. She loved it so much, she sent one to me. I love it! I live a mile above sea level, and getting boiled eggs right is a hit and miss and takes forever. I tend to do things at the last minute, so by the time I need a boiled egg, I don’t have the time to get it done. This cooker gets my eggs just right in 11 minutes plus about a one minute rest. The eggs peel perfectly when they are still hot and peel perfectly after being in the fridge still in the shell after a couple of days. I typically do 2-4 eggs at a time and they always cook properly. The process is so quick and easy that I now eat eggs 2-3 times a week for my protein: plain for breakfast, in a salad at lunch, mashed for egg salad. Can’t wait to try deviled eggs (with no pockmarks from not peeling properly!) The cooker is super easy to clean, most times I just wipe it dry with a paper towel. It is also easy to store. I put it in a kitchen drawer so it’s easy to pull out and use. Since I live in an area with hard water, I have been using distilled water to avoid mineral deposits, but this probably isn’t necessary. NOTE: the cooker has no buttons or settings, just add water and then plug it in. You add different amounts of water depending upon how many eggs you are cooking and whether you want soft, medium or hard boiled. The cooker makes a low buzzing sound when done and turns off. This seemed odd to me at first (so used to bells, whistles, and options) but it’s simple and fool proof. I have been using the cooker for about a month, 1 – 2 times a week. I value the storage space in my kitchen, and chose to move out other items so I could have the egg cooker right at hand. Love it.
It was easy to use and clean, perfectly cooked eggs. I had to lay my jumbo eggs on their side to fit into into the cooker. It didn’t effect the outcome but they don’t lay nicely upright.
I never owned a egg cooker before, but now that I do I will never go back to boiling eggs on the stove. This works great. I like my egg hard boiled and this cooks them perfectly. I have had no issues so far.
I purchased this for boiled eggs, most times I make deviled eggs with the boiled eggs –come out perfect & easy to peel
“I can get the same thing putting them in a pan of water on the stove!” – my ever-practical mother said when she found out I bought this. But can you really get the same thing? I don’t think so. I’ve boiled the water right out of the pan because I’ve forgotten I put eggs on to boil. I’ve over-boiled them so that you could throw the egg against the wall and it would bounce like a Super Ball. Nasty! Pull the eggs too soon – yolk in the middle. Boil them a little harder one time than the next – green yolks and rubber eggs. So not the same thing because this will give you perfect boiled eggs every single time. I love this Presto egg cooker. It was inexpensive and does the job. I think what sold me on this one was the shape and the fact that it automatically shuts off when the water is gone. It does have an annoying buzzer that won’t quit (once it shuts off) too and it doesn’t stop until you unplug it; probably could have gotten away with just a little buzz to sound off the eggs being done, and then the automatic shut off, but it’s not a deal breaker for me. This also comes with a little bonus poaching tray for 2 eggs (not a fan of poached), but I tend to use that for putting a few pieces of broccoli on and steaming my broccoli.
Paul A. Dietrich –
Tiny FLAT featureless ‘handle’ for removing the cover easily slips. You WILL get steam burns.