I love eggs! I just told you that in my last article for my healthy egg salad recipe. So when I saw these amazing egg cookers, I thought it would be a great idea to do a review of the Best Electric Egg Cooker for 2021. I boiled my eggs for my recipe but in all actuality, I could’ve cooked them in an electric egg cooker. An electric egg cooker is essentially the same as an electric egg poacher, they both can do the same thing.
My parents had a stove top egg poacher and they used it frequently. I still have it as it looks somewhat like an antique and I love collecting old memorable family items. Back when I was younger I didn’t know about electric egg cookers.
So here is my review of the 4 Best Electric Egg Cookers!
What is an Egg Cooker
An egg cooker can come in many different varieties. For example, stove top, electric, silicone and microwave safe are examples of different kinds of egg cookers. I prefer the electric kind as I don’t use the microwave much and I like the use of the most natural cooking solution. They can make scrambled eggs, poached eggs, hard boiled eggs and even omelets all hands free. The cooking time in the egg cooker varies from 5-12 minutes depending on quantity of eggs and type of egg cooked.
Different Ways to Cook Eggs
There are many different ways to cook eggs. There are: poached, hard boiled, scrambled, soft boiled, over easy, over medium and over hard. How do you like your eggs? Leave me a comment below.
According to Wikipedia, a poached egg is an egg that has been cooked, outside the shell, by poaching (or sometimes steaming), as opposed to simmering or boiling. This method of preparation can yield more delicately cooked eggs than cooking at higher temperatures such as with boiling water.
According to Wikipedia, boiled eggs are eggs, typically from a chicken, cooked with their shells unbroken, usually by immersion in boiling water. Hard-boiled eggs are cooked so that the egg white and egg yolk both solidify, while soft-boiled eggs may leave the yolk, and sometimes the white, at least partially liquid and raw. Boiled eggs are a popular breakfast food around the world.
Buying Guide for Electric Egg Cooker
Cleaning-Check if the egg poacher parts are dishwasher safe. It’s nice when you can put the accessories into the dishwasher. Of course the motorized unit itself is not dishwasher safe.
Power-There are many different egg cookers available with a wide range of power watts. They range from 350 Watts to 600 Watts.
Quality-Is the electric poacher made in the USA? When possible I prefer to buy items made in the USA. There are only a small selection of USA made cookers that I could find. What are the reviews? Read through the reviews before buying.
Safety-Is there an auto shut off? This is important if you tend to leave the small appliance unsupervised. Having an auto shut off will be a great feature for you for safety but also so you don’t overcook the eggs.
Attachments-Which attachments do you want? There are several accessories that can potentially come with the egg cooker such as poacher tray, omelet tray, egg boiler and pin to puncture the egg. Just in case you don’t read the directions, be sure to puncture the tops of the eggs with the included egg pin to puncture the egg before cooking hard boiled eggs.
Budget-There are price ranges on egg cookers from $16.99-$52.00. I honestly prefer the middle of the range price.
Best Electric Egg Cooker for 2021
Healthy Foodie’s Top Picks of the Best Electric Egg Cooker for 2021
- Cuisinart CEC-10
- Hamilton Beach Electric Egg Cooker
- Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
- Chef’sChoice 810 Gourmet Egg Cooker
I love the way this cooker looks. It’s the only machine shaped like an egg. So cute!! It cooks 10 eggs in shells to a hard, medium or soft consistency with the 600-watt heater. Includes, poaching tray with 4-egg capacity, egg stands, measuring cup with pin to puncture egg tops and omelet tray with 3-egg capacity. Brushed stainless steel lid has a blue LED indicator, audible alert and standby mode.
Power: 600 Watts
Material: Stainless steel, plastic trays
Pros: Standby mode, Sleek stanless steel design, Measuring cup with piercing pin, built in cord storage
Cons: Plastic (BPA free), Omelet tray is small, audible alert must be maully turned off or cooking restarts
Cooked eggs in no time and prepares both poached eggs or soft, medium and hard-boiled eggs. 7 Egg capacity: make breakfast for the whole family, healthy snacks, Salad toppers, a batch of deviled eggs for a potluck and more. Ready timer with tone: audible alert when your food is ready prevents you from overcooking. Ready in six to eight minutes. What’s included: nonstick 7-egg tray, high quality non-stick metal 3-egg poaching tray, see-through lid and a water measuring cup with egg piercing tool.
Power: 350 Watts
Pros: USA Company, Loud Completed Alarm, Metal Trays, 4 accessories, measuring cup with egg piercing tool
Cons: No Auto Shut Off, Only Holds 7 Eggs
Cook up to 6 eggs in soft, medium, or hard boiled firmness, while saving time and water eggs come out perfect, shell is easy to peel, and clean up is super easy! Quick and Easy: Short on time? Simply choose your preferred eggs and set the timer, the auto-shut off function prevents overcooking, and the buzzer will alert you when your eggs are ready. It’s so simple, even your kids can use it. Includes boiling tray, omelet bowl, poaching tray and measuring cup. Dash is a USA based support.
Power: 360 Watts
Material: Plastic, Metal
Pros: USA Company, Auto Shut Off, 7 Colors, poaching and omelet tray, small appliance
Cons: Not BPA Plastic Trays, Only Holds 6 Eggs, potentially loud motor
Prepare up to 7 eggs, exactly the way you like them. Eggs in the same batch can be combined to cook soft, medium or hard boiled. Convenient egg tray can be lifted with one hand for rinsing under cold water. Electronic timer with audible ready signal; on /off switch with indicator light. Made in China.
Power: 350 Watts
Material: Nonstick Stainless Steel
Pros: Simple controls, ability to cook multiple types of eggs at once, relies on timer so no measuring
Cons: Only 7 eggs capacity, more costly than others, easy on/off controls
How do you Cook an Egg in an Egg Cooker?
They could vary by model but basic directions are (manual and directions will be included in packaging):
- Fill base with appropriate amount of water
- Puncture egg tops with supplied pin
- Place eggs into holder
- Cover eggs with lid
- Wait for sound that eggs are done
- Carefully remove lid
I hope my review has helped you choose the best electric egg cooker. I’m so excited to use mine and quickly whip up eggs for my family. Please leave a comment below and let me know your experience with an egg cooker. I would love to hear from you!
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