Almost everyone loves to eat eggs. In fact, we even have different preferences with the way we want our eggs. Hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, scrambled… there are several ways to cook eggs. If you want a great kitchen helper to help you cook eggs to suit all of your family’s taste, then an egg cooker will be your best bet. It will help you to perfectly cook eggs according to the different preferences of your family. So how do egg cookers work?
There are actually several kinds of egg cookers and how they look can greatly differ. Even if some of them serve different purposes, and even if they look totally different, most of them work on the same principle. Electric cookers usually have a heating element hidden in its base. They also have a water reservoir and they cook the egg through steam. The consistency of the egg will depend on how much water you use. You can easily choose the amount of water either through a water level gauge or through a measuring cup that comes with it.
To help you understand egg cookers better, here is a rundown on the two commonly used kinds of cookers:
• Countertop Egg Cookers – These are the most advanced and most elegant of the cooker family. They usually have inserts for steaming and for poaching eggs. Some models even allow you to cook eggs of different consistencies at the same time. Isn’t that great? This is especially useful if you want to cook a combination of hard, soft and medium boiled eggs. Counter top cookers also have electronic timers and alarms so you won’t need to watch over your eggs. Some of them even have a delay timer and a keep warm function so you can prepare the eggs ahead of time. Plus some of them can also double as a food steamer.
• Microwave Egg Cooker – These cookers really come in handy especially if you already have a microwave oven. They can cook faster than countertop cookers and most of them are easier to clean; however, every set of eggs you cook will be of the same consistency. There are several kinds of microwave cookers and they will let you poach, boil, scramble, meurette or coquette eggs. You may have to purchase different ones but don’t worry because most of them are quite affordable.
The choice is up to you. Microwave egg cookers and countertop electric egg cookers can both deliver on perfectly cooking eggs, but they do have some advantages over each other. If you want to save money, then you can purchase only one type of cooker. However, they are both very affordable so I will encourage you into getting both. The best combination for me is to get these: 1) a countertop cooker that can boil and poach eggs plus along with steam meat and vegetables, and 2) different microwave cookers for making omelletes, coquettes and meurettes. You don’t have to get a microwave cooker for poaching and boiling eggs if you already have the countertop one, but if you want to get them as well, go ahead.
Cooking eggs has never been easier and more convenient with the invention of egg cookers. Aside from the convenience they bring, they also promote a healthy diet. You can enjoy a healthy egg dish anytime you wish, even if you are in hurry.