Now I don't know about you guys but I love eggs; hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached, fried, scrambled.. I'll take them any way they come. But I hate the clean-up. To be honest, I hate using the stove top for anything really, it's messy and takes a long time to cool down. The solution? An electric egg cooker that can do eggs in every way I could possibly want, minimises mess and only costs £15!
Thankfully the Sensio Egg Cooker is easy to use, easy to clean and actually quite tiny, so it doesn't take up any room in the kitchen either. I've been putting it through it's paces for a few days so here's a quick roundup of my thoughts!
The Sensio Egg Cooker can boil, poach and scramble/omelette-ify eggs, with room to boil up to 6 eggs at a time. It comes with a steaming tray for boiling, a poaching tray and an omelette/scrambled egg dish, for the last two the steaming tray also acts as their base. It also has a measuring cup so you know exactly how much water to use, and something I love is that this cup comes with a built in egg piercer!
If you're boiling (well steaming) eggs you need to fill the base unit with the set level of water depending on how you want them to be done (soft, medium, hard) and then place the steaming tray in place. After piercing each egg at the larger end place them into the holes (pierced end at the top), put on the lid and press the power button. When your eggs are ready the Sensio will buzz at you so you know it's time to eat!
For poaching you need to again put in the right amount of water and fit the steaming tray in place. Lightly grease the poaching tray and crack your eggs into each section before placing it on top of the steaming tray. Lid on, press the button and wait for the buzz.
It's essentially the same process again for the omelette or scrambled eggs side, you just use a different tray and add a little butter to beaten eggs.
Cooking times vary on what you're cooking and how many eggs but the instructions estimate about 6 minutes to soft boil one egg, 16 for hard boiling, 9 minutes for poaching and 6 minutes for a soft scramble.. to be honest, I've found their estimates to be pretty accurate.
Once you're done you can just wash the tray you've used with the rest of your washing up so that it's ready for next time and dry the base unit once it's cooled down. So much easier and cleaner than cooking eggs in any other way.
Another aspect that I'm quite enthusiastic about is that it should use less electricity to cook with the Sensio Egg Cooker and that can only be a good thing! From a safety point of view, the fact that it switches off automatically when the water runs out is another bonus.
Overall, I don't have a single bad thing to say about the Sensio Egg Cooker. I don't even have any suggestions for improvements because it's pretty much perfect as it is.
It cooks perfect eggs every time. It's quicker than using the stove and is easier to clean up. And it takes up hardly any space. It's a win-win for me and I know I'll be using it for as long as it survives!
The Sensio Egg Cooker can be bought for £14.49 on Amazon here.
I'd love to know your thoughts about electric egg cookers, have you got one? Drop me a comment!
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* I received a discount code for this product, but all thoughts, opinions and photos are my own*