Eggs are a staple in the health food world — they’re a good source of protein and other nutrients — but for some, cooking with them can be a headache.
You may remember your mother bent over the sink, cleaning the pan of scrambled eggs after breakfast on Saturday morning.
Or Julia Child flipping a perfect omelette on TV with a wrist maneuver only she knew possible.
But today, there is a wide range of inexpensive gadgets that will help you cook healthy egg dishes with maximum convenience and with minimal mess.
Here are some of our favourites.
It’s very inexpensive, and you’d never guess it would work that well. But the Dash Boiled Egg Cooker ($18) will soon become a staple of your weekly meal prep.
The eggs always come out with the right consistency, and peel just right (a miracle in itself).
If you’re cooking for a family or a big brunch crowd, the BELLA Egg Cooker ($24) takes egg cooking to the next level.
The multiple layers allow you to boil 12 eggs in one go, or cook six eggs on the lower level while steaming a serving of vegetables on top.
Silicone Egg Rings ($8) make it easy to cook uniformly sized and shaped eggs for the whole family in one crack, in the same pan.
Some of us are good at separating the egg yolk from the white shell. The rest of us could use a little help.
That’s why the Egg Separator ($5) is such a great tool—it divides egg whites efficiently, without the waste.
The Breakfast Sandwich Maker ($40) will save you from breakfast cravings.
You can easily make delicious egg sandwiches, and stuff them in your favorite veggies for an extra boost of nutrition.
If you have a total aversion to pots and pans, this upright egg cooker ($18.50) is for you!
Simply crack an egg inside, press the button, and in a few minutes you’ll have an “omelet roll” that you can serve with steamed vegetables, on wholegrain bread, or on a lettuce wrap.
If you’re all about efficiency, this Combination Egg Cooker, Grill, and Toaster ($45) is for you.
Just enter your food, set the timer, and let the breakfast maker do its work while you get ready for the day.
Rack ’em up: If you have an instant pot or other pressure cooker, the Silicone Egg Rack ($11) makes it easy to poach a batch of eggs in it.
Egg bites make excellent on-the-go snacks, and these molds ($16) make them easy to prepare and store for later.
You can sweat bullets on YouTube videos of Julia Child And the Martha Stewart Skills in making perfect omelettes pillows over the stove.
Or you can purchase a microwave omelette maker ($5.50), which will make fluffy egg entrees while you kick your feet up and enjoy your morning coffee.
If you’re a fan of soft and fluffy hard-boiled eggs, this nifty nonstick set ($39) makes prep a snap.
Simple for super-busy people, these Single Egg Cookers ($7) let you make eggs sunny-side up, scrambled, omelettes, or into muffins—in 60 seconds, in the microwave.
Refrigerator space efficiency is a challenge — and oddly shaped egg cartons don’t help.
Enter the Clear Stackable Linear Egg Trays ($16), which can help you eat cleanly without getting messy—or running out.
If you’re a traditionalist and don’t dream of making eggs anywhere but on the stove, we’re here for you.
Eggs just skate onto the surface of these nonstick ceramic skillets ($89), which are free of harmful chemicals.
Present your hard or soft creations in these irresistibly cute holders ($13).
Battle your knights to see who’s the most white-skinned!
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