Product Review: West Bend Egg Cooker

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Eggs the way you like them: Hard-boiled, Soft-boiled, or Poached

Eggs the way you like them: Hard-boiled, Soft-boiled, or Poached

I’m a bit of a minimalist when it comes to kitchen gadgets. The only one visible in my kitchen is my beloved VitaMix. I’ve got a microwave, toaster, food processor and stand mixer tucked away in cabinets where I have easy access to them. Other than that, I try to keep things simple. So, when my dad recently pulled his new favorite “toy” – a West Bend Egg Cooker – out of his kitchen cabinet to make me breakfast, I was VERY skeptical.

“Seriously, Dad. Can’t you just poach eggs in a pan on the stove?!”

“Just watch,” he said.

Serve poached eggs in a ramekin to avoid chasing them all over the plate.

Serve poached eggs in a ramekin to avoid chasing them all over the plate.

He measured the water and poured it into the base. After spraying the poaching cups with pan coating, he cracked the eggs into the cups and put the lid on the little ufo-looking machine. He pressed “On” and within ten minutes, we were sitting down to a lovely breakfast of Bay’s English Muffins (the best!) and perfectly poached eggs.

Perfectly poached eggs (and a little spillage in the other cups - oops!)

Perfectly poached eggs (and a little spillage in the other cups – oops!)

Not only did the West Bend Egg Cooker (and Dad) perfectly poach the eggs, but the clean-up of the cute little machine was so easy. Simply dry the steam from the base and the top, and hand-wash the base and poaching trays. And, it’s so compact that it’s easy to find a place in the kitchen to store it.

Although the machine is also meant to hard-boil eggs, I find it MUCH quicker and reliable to use Mary’s method.

 

 

Obviously, I was sold. So, you can imagine how happy I was to find an amazon.com package containing my very own Egg Cooker on my doorstep earlier this week! I’ve now had poached eggs three times in two days. It’s so easy. Thanks, Dad!

If you’d like to buy a West Bend Egg Cooker¬†for yourself, or your dad, amazon.com offers the best price AND free shipping for orders over $25. EnJOY!

Poached Egg Breakfast

 

One comment

  1. Michael says:

    The West Bend is a true soldier, I have had the same one for years cooking perfect eggs everytime

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