Eggies | Do You Really Need Help Boiling an Egg?

Eggies | Do You Really Need Help Boiling an Egg?

Another "As Seen On TV" Winner

My cousin posted a FaceBook update that read, “Used my Eggies for the first time. What a perfect hard-boiled egg!!!!!!” So, of course, I had to check it out. My first thought was microwave eggs, which is gross just to think about. First impressions are not always right though. Eggies are boiled in water, just like regular hard-boiled eggs. The twist is that you crack the eggs into the plastic Eggies containers, seal and then plop the container in the boiling water. The benefit, according to the manufacturers, is that you do not need to “spend hours peeling” the shells off. Really? Hours? I never knew it took that long. Oh, wait. It doesn’t.

The kinda gross bit is that the hard-boiled eggs end up with a flat end, quite unlike a normal heard boiled egg. As it cooks, the egg fills the plastic container and cooks with a flat top. How do you make a deviled egg when the finished product stands up straight instead of lying on its side? It doesn’t save any time or improve on the product at all. Mother Nature made a nice little package for the egg; why mess with it?

I don’t know. It is just so easy to put some eggs in a pan of cold water, bring it to a boil, take it off the heat and let them sit, untouched, for 20 minutes. Perfect every time. And, easy to peel as well. There is no need for extra plastic do-hickies in my kitchen junk drawers.