- The Eggstractor is a gadget that claims to peel hard-boiled eggs 10 times faster than peeling by hand.
- Medha and resident Deviled Egg Boy Jake test it out to see if it really makes peeling eggs easy, fast, and fun.
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Following is a transcript of the video.
Jake: Ready, and go.
Medha: Oh, my God!
Medha and Jake: Jared!
Medha: You realise we killed Egg Sheeran? I’m so sorry.
Jake: I’m Jake.
Medha: I’m Medha, and we’re testing out inventions to see if they live up to expectations.
Jake: We’re here to answer the biggest question.
Medha: It’s cool.
Jake: But does it really work?
Medha: Jake, what are we testing out today?
Jake: Medha, we are testing out something I’m freaking excited about. It’s called the Eggstractor, and it is egg-xactly, with an “egg,” what I want to be doing today because this is so cool. So, like, I’m super excited because in my family, deviled eggs are a big deal. Thanksgiving we always have deviled eggs. Easter there’ll be deviled eggs…
And so I’ve taken on the responsibility in my family to be the deviled-egg boy. This product claims that you can peel eggs just by pushing down on it, 10 times faster than a human could peel an egg. This could be a game-changer.
I could keep going.
Medha: So let’s watch the infomercial, as seen on TV.
Jake: All right, here we go. I like it. It looks…oh!
Medha: That was cool.
Jake: Oh! Hello, here’s my egg. What!?
Medha: Uh, what!
Jake: Did you see th…oh.
Medha: OK, that’s not real!
Jake: This is the coolest thing ever. Air cell.
Medha: I don’t get it.
Jake: Oh, I love the slow-motion graphics. Oh, spin! Oh, it’s got a twist mechanism.
Medha: That would be actually super helpful to just, like, not having to touch and peel the eggs. You just push down, and you have a hard-boiled egg right there in front of you.
Jake: It’s essentially the same mechanism as doing, like, CPR. It looks so efficient, like, the science makes sense. The mechanism looks awesome. I’m so excited to try it out and see if it actually works.
Medha: So let’s test it out. Jake, are you excited?
Jake: I am so excited. This is an egg-straodinary opportunity for us to see if this guy works.
Medha: I’m really excited to open it up and see, like, what it is made out of and how this is going to work with our hard-boiled eggs.
Jake: Let’s do it. Open it up.
Medha: Why don’t you take it out? I’m gonna flip through this.
Jake: Don’t mind me as I egg-stract the Eggstractor. Well, that’s not really a pun. That is just the name of the product.
Medha: So the first instruction says to tap small end of egg…
Jake: Small end.
Medha: Several times on the piercer located on the Eggstractor base.
Jake: You pierce it, and then you put on this big, like, silo tank.
Medha: No, no, no. Before that, you have to crack it. You crack the large end by tapping on the table a couple of times, and don’t be timid! They literally said: “Don’t be timid!”
It may take you a couple of tries to get the hang of it, so the first time your eggs don’t come out perfectly, take a breather.
Jake: All right. Subject one. We’ll call him… Eggward.
Medha: Eggward? I love it. Eggward Cullen like in “Twilight.” Oh, my God.
Jake: You gotta tap it. That is timid as h—. Oh!
Medha: Was that right? Jake: It sounded right.
Medha: OK, so the next step is to crack the larger end.
Jake: We’ll crack it.
Medha: Oh! Oh, you did it. So you just place it in there, and we put this handy-dandy accordion on top.
Jake: Now you have to do the CPR. I feel like you really gotta push it.
Medha: OK. Ready? I’m not that strong. This is really embarrassing! OK, one more time.
Jake: I love the sounds it makes.
Medha: This is really embarrassing. OK, one more time. I’m gonna not do this way. I’m gonna use a fist. All right, guys. We’re gonna try it one more time. Jake, are you ready?
Jake: Yes! And I have a special egg that I have named Eggton John.
Medha: Oh, my God.
Jake: Ooh. That sounds really good. Oh, this is gonna be so good. Ladies and gentlemen, coming in at a whopping like two grams: Eggton John!
Medha: Oh. What?! Ooooooohhhh.
Jake: What a horrible yolk.
Medha: Oh, nooo! All right, Jake. We’re gonna try this one more time.
Jake: I really want this to work.
Medha: Yes, me too.
Jake: You’re gonna give us an egg? Do you have a name for this egg?
Medha: Oooh. Um. Jared!
Jake: Jared the egg! All right, Jared, your life is short and fleeting because we are about to shoot you through a tube. Sorry, Jared.
Medha: I feel like I could have done better with the name, but…
Jake: All right. Here we go. I’m gonna break it. Cracking it. Oh, yeah. And then we plop it into its little case. Make sure it’s real good in there. I will give you this.
Jake: It is flatlining. This egg… there’s no, like, sign of life. You gotta bring it back. Save Jared for all of us.
Medha: ‘K, Jared. I’m coming for you!
Jake: Oh, my God. Ah, ha, ha! Look at that!
Medha: Oh, my God!
Jake: It worked!
Medha: Jared has been born!
Medha and Jake: Jared!
Jake: I kind of like how the not-usable part is, like, kept in here so you can, like, flip it over.
Medha: And the mess is all in there.
Jake: Look at that! And it’s like an empty egg shell.
Medha: That’s amazing.
Jake: Throw that in your compost. There you go. Done.
Jake: It’s very pungent. So the Eggstractor claims that it can peel eggs 10 times faster than a human being.
Medha: Yes, so because of that, we’re gonna try a test where we peel three eggs by our own hands to see if we can be as fast as the Eggstractor. Jake, are you ready?
Jake: Let’s get cracking.
Medha: Oh, my God.
Jake: All right. So here’s a little secret that Medha doesn’t know. When I was in college, I worked for like six months as an egg peeler at a dorm food court. Every morning I’d go in, roll eggs, and they taught me a secret. A secret trick that I’m gonna use today to beat Medha. Now, I brought that secret weapon. It’s a spoon. You find yourself a plastic spoon and just slide through the egg. I think it’s gonna give me an advantage to beat Medha.
Medha: Whoo! Did it! So guess who won?
Jake: You won, Medha.
Medha: Mhm. I did.
Jake: That hurt. Especially after all the smack that I talked.
Medha: Yes, I beat the egg-xpert.
Jake: So the ultimate question is can the Eggstractor actually go 10 times faster than a human can?
Medha: Yeah, and we took about one minute each to crack three egg shells. And that, I guess, means that the Eggstractor would only take six seconds to crack those shells.
Jake: Three eggs in six seconds. Eggstractor, you’re on. Let’s see if you can live up to your own hype. So, guys, literally in just 24 seconds you yourself can make this beautiful egg salad for your family using the Eggstractor.
Medha: OK, done. Two.
Jake: Two and a half eggs. How do you think it did?
Medha: So I don’t think the Eggstractor worked well at all. It’s really difficult to press down on the accordion part of the Eggstractor because it needs a lot of force for you to push down and actually add enough pressure for the egg to come out by itself.
Jake: Yeah, it’s a great ab workout. So here’s the thing. Like, I really suggest this if it’s like Thanksgiving, and you gotta peel a bunch of eggs, and you know you’re gonna be eating a lot of food, use the Eggstractor because you’re gonna work on that six-pack abs, like, right before you go to grandma’s house. Two birds, one stone. We got eggs. We got a rocking body. Eggstractor.
Jake: Was this invention a total disaster?
Medha: Or a huge success?
Jake: Or somewhere in between?
Medha: Let us know in the comments.
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