Friday, July 24, 2015

To Peel or Not To Peel

September 10, 2011
So! those little plastic gizmos to boil eggs in, to keep from having to peel boiled eggs. Have you seen the commercial on tv? Well, Bed Bath and Beyond always has cooking gadgets that are advertised on tv. So we picked up a box of "eggies" yesterday. I boil a lot of eggs and i thought it would be nice to find a way around peeling them. This is not the way, because    1: each "eggie" is made up of FOUR little pieces of plastic. That's 24 new little pieces of plastic in my kitchen to find a home for.  They have to be assembled before use, and disassembled afterwards.  2: Before you crack the egg into the gizmo, you have to coat each side with oil. You can't spray oil directly. Spray a paper towel and then wipe the sides. 3. The chart of cooking times shows how long it takes to soft boil, medium boil, hard boil small eggs, large eggs - ALL the times are much longer than my 3-minute egg. To hardboil a large egg takes over 15 minutes!!!! 4. After the boiling is done, you can't just pop it open - you have to allow it to cool for a few minutes because it releases steam that can burn you!  And they don't tell any of this stuff on the outside of the box.
All of a sudden just setting an egg to boil and then peeling it seems like the easiest thing in the world!

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