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Old 01-26-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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Egg topper

Has anyone tried this gadget? I like soft boiled eggs and was thinking of getting this.

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Old 01-26-2014, 08:57 PM   #2
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I don't see a picture but an egg topper would be a waste of space and money for me.
You may be interested in this most interesting thread recently.
Soft-boiled Eggs In Microwave?
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:41 PM   #3
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I have a similar one, except its made of plastic. Works great as I am a bit dyslexic when it comes to opening soft boiled eggs.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:47 PM   #4
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I just watched an episode of ATK or Cook's Country where the tested egg toppers and the Rösle® Stainless Steel Egg Topper was rated tops. The ones with the little saw teeth were not highly rated.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:59 PM   #5
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I just watched an episode of ATK or Cook's Country where the tested egg toppers and the Rösle® Stainless Steel Egg Topper was rated tops. The ones with the little saw teeth were not highly rated.

Thanks Andy. I saw that one on the Sur la Table website. It's kind of pricey but it looks like it could be worth having.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:02 PM   #6
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If you eat a lot of soft cooked eggs, it may be worthwhile.

BTW, they demonstrated a new way to soft cook eggs to ensure a liquid yolk and a cooked white. It involves cooking them in very little water, basically steaming them then letting them rest for some time.
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If you eat a lot of soft cooked eggs, it may be worthwhile.

I think I'm developing a preference for soft boiled eggs, and they're so quick to make! Just need to find some pretty egg cups.
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If you eat a lot of soft cooked eggs, it may be worthwhile.

BTW, they demonstrated a new way to soft cook eggs to ensure a liquid yolk and a cooked white. It involves cooking them in very little water, basically steaming them then letting them rest for some time.
I watched a video of the steaming method tonight and am going to try it tomorrow morning. It looks very simple and quick!
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:26 PM   #9
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Update: I tried the steaming method, and it worked pretty well except the yolks were a little overlooked. Next time I'll try plunging the eggs in a bowl of ice water instead of running them under cold water. Also, I think I'm going to get the Rösle egg topper because I ended up making a big mess using a knife :(
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:31 AM   #10
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I have an egg topper like the one from sur la table. It works ok. I only use it when I am using egg cups.
For everyday, I like making 6 minutes eggs which peel very well for me or just poaching. Poaching is the easiest.
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