I confess to being a bit of a gadget freak and have tried several egg cookers in my time. I know when I’ve talked about egg cookers on my Low Carb Facebook page, some people love them and some people say, “just boil them, goofy!” The folks that advocate steaming them don’t seem to realize that electric egg cookers ARE steaming them. But different strokes for different folks, man.
I have (and like) this humble member of the egg cookers brigade. It is inexpensive, easy to use, has a “fill line” for adding water, and takes about 8 minutes in the microwave to cook four eggs. Not hard to use at all and has lasted eons. Recommended!
I have used several electric egg cookers but not this one specifically. They are pretty much all easy to use once you learn how they work. The little water container included for measurement is handy but I do have a tendency to lose parts like that. I do appreciate having a bell or buzzer going off letting me know when the electric egg cookers are finished doing their job.
Of course, I am partial to pink egg cookers that would happen to match my hair, but many people would probably opt for a more conservative black like this one. Ha!
I haven’t tried a dedicated egg piercer as companion to my egg cookers yet, but it looks very convenient. Sometimes I end up using the business end of scissors to pierce my eggs and have been known to make the holes way too big. Not that I’m a klutz or anything….
Piercing eggs is supposed to center the yolk inside, prevent cracking and make them a little easier to peel. It’s more important with older eggs which have bigger air pockets inside, than fresher eggs.
But I learned to pierce them all, so that’s what I do. You pierce the wide end.