I think hard-boiled eggs are one of those things: you either really like them or you really don't.
I, for one, am a fan (as well as both of my daughters). My husband, on the other hand, is not and won't touch them. But when it comes to actually cooking hard-boiled eggs, the lack of spare time around our house means that anything remotely time-consuming is usually put off until some later point... which pretty much means never.
Not wanting to wait until only Easter to enjoy hard-boiled eggs, it takes a unique product like the Eggspress to make it fast and easy to bite into a hard-boiled egg almost any time.
Brought to you by InventHelp, the site known for all types of innovative products, the Eggspress instantly makes hard-boiled eggs in a microwave or on the stove top with one major bonus: no shell.
Also, with its unique, stackable design, the Eggspress allows for the cooking of any number of eggs at a time - 6, 12 or 18 or any number in between. Or, for more egg options, the Eggspress is versatile enough that it can be used for preparing poached eggs, deviled eggs, pickled eggs, potato salad, egg salad, macaroni salad... you get the picture.
So how does it work?
First, remove the Eggspress and wash and familiarize yourself with the four parts - there are three main sections and a screw that holds them tightly together.
Then, it's time to start cooking your eggs.
Step 1: Coat the base plate with cooking spray.
Step 2: Place the middle section securely on top of the base and crack an egg (they recommend Grade A large eggs) into each of the six cavities. BE SURE that you have not placed the middle section on upside down, as I just might be able to speak from experience to say that it leads to raw egg oozing unpleasantly all over the place.
Step 3: After puncturing each egg yolk once with a toothpick (to ensure that they don't explode while cooking), snap the final plate of the Eggspress on top and be sure it locks tight. Tighten the screw in the middle and you're all set to start cooking.
Step 4: To use the conventional stove top method, just place the Eggspress in a 4-qt pan and cover with water at least one inch above it. After heating to boiling, remove the Eggspress from the heat and, keeping it covered, let is stand for 20 to 25 minutes.
I, however, wanted to test out the microwave instructions, because I felt that was what made the Eggspress extremely convenient. Using the cook times listed (they vary depending on the wattage of your microwave), I popped the Eggspress right in at 50% power (any higher might cause the eggs to be overcooked, rubbery or explode) and off it went.
Step 5: After the beep and five minutes to complete the cooking and cooling, I couldn't wait to see how my instant hard-boiled eggs turned out.
The results? Sure enough, hard-boiled eggs straight out of the microwave and without their shell. It was a little strange picking them up and not feeling the hard shell, as well as that they weren't completely round (they are flat on the one side), but they were right there and ready to eat.
For me, I think the Eggspress is really handy for the times that I haven't planned ahead and want a healthy snack that I know my girls enjoy or as a side dish to the meal that we're having. While I'm making other parts of lunch, I can quickly crack a few eggs, stick them in the microwave and not have to worry or keep track of them. After they're done and cooled, they are ready to eat immediately and no one has to wait for me to peel off the shell.
Plus, as the Eggspress is dishwasher-safe, so there are no pots for me to have to clean up afterward - a nice bonus. I would have liked the instructions to be a little more clear in parts (pictures would be extremely helpful) but after figuring out what to do the first time, it was no problem after that.
Considering the ease of use and the way that I can just crack the eggs in and forget about them, I think the Eggspress fulfills its goal as being a unique time-saving gadget. And as long as my taste-testers are happy, that's all that really matters to me!
Available on InventHelp, the Eggspress retails for $19.99 (plus shipping and handling).
(Other than the Eggspress I was provided from InventHelp, I was not compensated or enticed or to do this review in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion of this innovative product.)