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Eggs are probably one of the most versatile and inexpensive foods on the planet; they’re impossibly cheap to get, and there are about a million ways to make them. But odds are that you still don’t know how to make them the way you want, or if you do, the method isn’t fast.
For instance, I’m still paying too much for a breakfast sandwich from the bodega in the morning and then diner prices for an omelet on the weekend, because I don’t have the time or the desire to figure out how to manipulate my wrist in a way that uniformly controls a spatula.
And we’ll all pay these higher prices for convenience or quality because, well, we’re hungry and, especially in the mornings, we can’t be bothered.
So that’s why it’s extremely useful to pick up some kitchen gadgets that will help make you those protein-packed breakfasts any way you like them, for much less over time and as easily as possible, so your time is still your own.
If you're looking for something that will make you fluffy omelets with minimal effort from you, the Holstein Housewares double omelet maker should fit the bill nicely.
You can pour in two different omelet mixes if another breakfast guest wants something else, and you can use the measuring tick marks to gauge how much to put in. The indicator light will let you know when it's on, preheated, and ready to cook.
It's non-stick coated, so you won't have a hard time cleaning, either.
With nearly 2,200 5-star reviews on Amazon, Dash's egg cooker lives up to the hype. Whether you prefer your eggs hard or soft boiled, the Dash cooker makes cooking them easy. Once you've filled the base of the cooker with water -- it comes with a measuring cup that tells you how much water you'll need for every type of egg -- you can place up to six eggs on the top tray. Dash also includes two additional trays: one for poached eggs, and another for making omelettes.
If you want to make just egg whites, this is one of the easiest tools to help you do it. The Oxo Good Grips 3-in-1 will separate the yolk from the the whites seamlessly.
The Good Grips has a raised edge for cracking eggs and the lower basin will keep egg shells from falling into your batter. It clips on to virtually any bowl, and will keep your tables and countertops clean, too.
The Nordic Ware Microwave Omelet Pan will cook 2-4 egg omelets in minutes just by popping it into the microwave. Throw it in the dishwasher, and use again when the craving strikes.
If you're not into something fancy or expensive, this is an easy fix to get to the same omelet without the flash or expense. Or, if you already have one of the higher-end omelet makers, this can be a good option for trips where you might not want the added weight.
If you like any of these in the morning, this one might be for you: egg muffins, mini pancakes, fried eggs, poached eggs, breakfast sandwiches, fritters, and omelets. This pack of four non-stick silicone rings with stay-cool handles will help you make pretty much any cylindrical food you want.
You can separate eggs you're cooking simultaneously or make a pancake and an egg at the same time if you're feeling lumberjack hungry. The rings can resist heat up to 446 degrees Fahrenheit/230 degrees Celsius, are made out of 100% BPA, phthalate and lead free and FDA approved silicone, and can easily be hand washed or thrown in the dishwasher.
Ozera is so confident in the little gadgets that you'll get 100% of your money back if you're not satisfied. With 475 customer reviews on Amazon and 4 stars, it's probably not a policy they regret too often.
'Like a lily pad on a pond,' these silicone poach pods let you float an egg in boiling water to cook as easily as possible. And if you want a tool to help you fish them out of the pot, there's a Poachpod Egg Poacher Lifter to compliment them, too.
Especially if you like eggs Benedict, this is a great at-home kitchen hack. When you're done, simply flip the pod inside out and gently push your cooked egg out. It's heat resistant up to 675 degrees Fahrenheit, so you'll more than likely never need to worry about that.
Pop them in the microwave or the dishwasher without any concern, either.
If having perfectly cooked pancakes or eggs without the fuss sounds nice for the morning, this energy-efficient pan retains and evenly distributes heat while it cooks your eggs to perfection.
The pan is non-stick, scratch-resistant, and ok to throw in the dishwasher. It also comes with a 12-month manufacturer's warranty for the quality and durability of its non-stick coating.
A machine that makes a breakfast sandwich for you is something that heretofore I thought only existed in dreams.
The Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, though, is a thing in real life. And over 3,000 people have given it nearly 5 stars on Amazon. Ready in five minutes, an inexpensive and consistent breakfast sandwich is in your future. You can use your own fresh ingredients and save yourself the money and the time.
If you want an easier way to make omelets than trying to messily flip a half-cooked loaf of eggs with a spatula, this is going to be an awesome gift for you.
The Nordic Ware frittata and omelet pan makes either easily and better than you're bound to out there on your own. The hinge design pretty much eliminates mess, and the non-stick coating makes it easy to clean when you're done for a speedy morning. At over 600 reviews from users on Amazon, it has a solid 4.5-star rating.
If you're looking for a way to speed up the process of cutting hard-boiled eggs, the KitchenAid Egg/Fruit Slicer has you covered. Instead of nixing that ingredient in your next at-home salad to save yourself the time, you can have everything you like and save yourself the restaurant price as easily as possible.
The cutting wires are tough and made from rust-resistant steel, and it's dishwasher safe for an easy cleanup. At only $US7, you'll be glad you got it.
Growing up, this was the kitchen tool each of us kids coveted. The Micro Egg Microwave Egg Cooking Cup can make soft-boiled eggs in 30 seconds and hard-boiled eggs in 50 seconds. If you want to make an eggs Benedict quickly or just have a good standalone egg fast, this is pretty much as easy as it gets. It's dishwasher safe and extremely inexpensive, so you might want to stock up on a few in case your token one happens to be in the wash when you need it.
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