Well, you called it. After bragging about my newest time-saving, energy-saving, water-saving contraption two years ago, you remained skeptical. Can’t you boil eggs in a pot like everyone else? Do you really want to buy a cheap single-use appliance that will wind up in a landfill in a couple years?
Audrey and eggs, in better days
No, I protested. I need this thing. I can bake my own bread, whip up a smooth roux, and make yogurt from scratch, but I can’t hard boil an egg to save my life. My parents received an egg cooker as a wedding present in 1968 and it’s still steaming along after all these years. It has outlasted their marriage by over twenty years.
So why did mine have to die on me after two years, right when I needed it most? It just doesn’t seem fair. The West Bend Automatic Egg Cooker. Did I really spend $30 on this piece of crap?! Somehow this seemed like less a tragedy when I was imagining it cost $10.
The worst part is that I haven’t learned my lesson. I can’t go back to boiling eggs in a pan, I just can’t. Trying to find a new egg cooker. One that will last forever. Have any of you tried these brands out? Most of them are around $30 and hard boil, soft boil, and poach eggs:
Nordicware Microwave Egg Boiler (Intriguing! And only $10.74!)
Have you tried any of these brands? Want to yell at me for my egg incompetence and environmental wantonness? Let me know in the comments!