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    • icecoolbabe
    • By icecoolbabe 28th Dec 05, 1:56 PM
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    Anyone use an electric egg boiler?
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    • 28th Dec 05, 1:56 PM
    Anyone use an electric egg boiler? 28th Dec 05 at 1:56 PM
    Trying to do PERFECT soft boiled eggs on my electric hob is almost impossible and I'm tempted to get an electric egg boiler. I found one on the Amazon site which seems to have mixed reviews. The whole point of getting one would be to get the results I can't achieve the old fashioned way.

    Does anyone have one? My perfct soft boiled egg is the sort that has the white set and the yolk runny.
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    • pixie1
    • By pixie1 21st Feb 10, 12:38 AM
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    Can some one explain to me how the pods work please? I brought these from lakeland and my eggs seem to take 40 mins to cook? Are they meant to float on top of the water or should i submerge them? Do i need to put a lid on the pan?

    Im obviously doing something wrong and hubs and i love poached eggs so i would love to be able to cook these myself.

    Any help would be great

    With thanks

    Pix
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  • looby-loo
    Poached eggs

    Boil the water really fast, add about a tablespoon of vinegar. Turn down heat a little and stir the water so it swirls round. Gently break the egg into the centre. Let it set a little. Swirl again, this time avoiding the first egg, add second egg, let it set a little.
    Now push the spoon just under the eggs to ensure they are not stuck to the bottom of the pan.
    (toast should be on/buttered now)
    When they look just firm scoop out onto the toast with a slotted spoon so the water drains off.

    Yes, the pan still makes the horrid scum.
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    • elf06
    • By elf06 21st Feb 10, 7:04 AM
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    Can some one explain to me how the pods work please? I brought these from lakeland and my eggs seem to take 40 mins to cook? Are they meant to float on top of the water or should i submerge them? Do i need to put a lid on the pan?

    Im obviously doing something wrong and hubs and i love poached eggs so i would love to be able to cook these myself.

    Any help would be great

    With thanks

    Pix
    Originally posted by pixie1
    Mine took an age the first time I did them aswell but then I realised I was supposed to put a lid on. Thank you for doing the same it makes me feel better
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    • morganlefay
    • By morganlefay 22nd Feb 10, 7:34 AM
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    I did that too and the eggs were horrible and took ages till a kind someone on here told me to put the lid on the pan. And also I think boiling eggs so they're just right is actually very difficult since it depends on how hot the water is when you put the egg in, how fresh they are, how big they actually are etc etc.....
  • anguk
    Can some one explain to me how the pods work please? I brought these from lakeland and my eggs seem to take 40 mins to cook? Are they meant to float on top of the water or should i submerge them? Do i need to put a lid on the pan?

    Im obviously doing something wrong and hubs and i love poached eggs so i would love to be able to cook these myself.

    Any help would be great

    With thanks

    Pix
    Originally posted by pixie1
    Grease the pods with a little butter or oil (I find rubbing some butter/marg round works best),
    crack egg into pod,
    bring about an inch or so of water to the boil,
    pop the pods in the water so they float,
    put the lid on the pan (very important) and turn down to a simmer.

    I find that the eggs are cooked by the time I've made the toast.
  • anguk
    I did that too and the eggs were horrible and took ages till a kind someone on here told me to put the lid on the pan. And also I think boiling eggs so they're just right is actually very difficult since it depends on how hot the water is when you put the egg in, how fresh they are, how big they actually are etc etc.....
    Originally posted by morganlefay
    That's why I love my Egg Perfect, it doesn't matter how big the eggs are or how hot the water is they're always just right. Well worth the few pounds it cost.
    • Icey77
    • By Icey77 22nd Feb 10, 1:43 PM
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    I'm with the egg boiler - always turns out perfect eggs (as long as I use medium eggs straight from the fridge).

    I grew up in a house with an egg boiler (my mum can cook honest!!) and I simply followed. Before buying one I did try the standard way but had a mix of sloppy uncooked ones or hard boiled and got so fed up that I just bought the boiler. It's been going for 4 years (ish) so far and is going strong.

    I will replace it if/when it dies!
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    • carriebradshaw
    • By carriebradshaw 22nd Feb 10, 2:24 PM
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    I use egg coddlers for boiling eggs they take a little longer to cook but you can check how they're doing any time by lifting them out and unscrewing the lids to see if they're ready, if they're not just put the lids back on and lower back into the boiling water for a bit longer.Just make sure you butter them inside before you crack the eggs into them so they clean up easily afterwards.
    • Sunnyday
    • By Sunnyday 22nd Feb 10, 2:30 PM
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    Sunnyday
    I hate soft boiled eggs so my boiled eggs are always perfect lovely and hard. I also scramble them in the microwave or in a pan with a big knob of butter and some black pepper.

    If you don`t want to spend money on a gadget try scrambling them a couple of times first as you might find that you prefer them. I sometimes throw in some cheese too which makes a nice change.

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  • Gothicfairy
    You guy's have no idea how glad I am to have read this thread.
    I have the egg pods ( they were given as a gift about a year ago and never used) I wanted poached eggs this morning and thought perfect time to try them.
    I hated the eggs , over cooked and yet still slimy.
    My bad though it turns out, I forgot to put the lid on.
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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 22nd Feb 10, 6:28 PM
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    Hi Natty68

    There is another thread about electric egg boilers, so I have added your thread to that to keep all the suggestions together.

    Personally, it seems a bit of a waste of money and an extra gadget (sorry that doesn't read as very nice does it?!) but have a read from the start of the thread and see what others think too. I'm sure we can help you overcome your egg woes.

    thanks
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 12th Jul 17, 10:30 AM
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    JackieO
    they look very swish but its just another gadget for the kitchen I have used my old egg pan for around 50 + years and it cost me 2/6d in Woolworths its only used for boiled eggs and has years of water marks on it but also with it come the memories of cooking boiled eggs and doing 'soldiers' of bread for my children when they were small (now 47 +49), and then my seven grandchildren there is something so comforting about dippy eggs and soldiers that even the most grown up person enjoys them.

    My eldest DGS lives in Manhattan Michaelio, and I can remember cooking him them when he was a tiny boy 25 years ago . I can almost guarantee if and when he comes home on holiday he would quite happily sit down to some with toasted soldiers and butter in the old silver Humpty Dumpty egg cup that I still have in the kitchen
    Memories are precious things that are a reward to us 'old 'uns for a life time of cooking for our families I can't see me buying into a gadget now I shall stick to my water-stained egg pan and my memories of the thousands of breakfasts that I have cooked for my family over the years have a nice day honey

    JackieO xx
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    • tiredwithtwins
    • By tiredwithtwins 12th Jul 17, 7:46 PM
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    I got mine from Lakeland about 5 years ago, think it was £14.99, bought it as I love poached eggs and boiled eggs but just couldn't get it right.


    one of the best things ive ever bought!!
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    • MsLdn
    • By MsLdn 13th Jul 17, 5:44 PM
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    MsLdn
    I used to have one - must have been about 20 years ago - and it was wonderful. Perfect solid white and runny yoke every time. In fact I think it might have been called the 'perfect egg boiler', come to think of it. These day I don't boil eggs, unless intending to hard boil. I poach them instead - seems to be more reliable.
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