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A watched Egg thingy does boil...but begs the question how this is that much easier than a pan...
on 23 October 2015
On the face of it this product is ideal, you pick a quantity of eggs, you put in the relevant amount of water as per the measurer included with the machine, you put in the eggs, you turn the power on and wait for the eggs to be done...fantastic. HOWEVER...my main issue with this is that the only thing telling you it's finished is the light on the front going off, so you have to sit and watch it to see when it's done. I "assumed" (you should never assume, as it makes as "ass out of you and me"...or something) that there would be some form of noise to indicate completion! (from GCSE CDT I remember how easy it is to fix a buzzer to a light so it goes on when the light goes off!!) Anyway, no noise and as a result the bottom of the tray where you put the water burnt and went brown after 1 use, as although the heating element turns off when they are done it is still hot and the heat is trapped in by the design of the unit unless you take the lid off immediately. This is particularly annoying as it's impossible to clean off...while seemingly not making any difference to the product performance at present I assume this will have at least in part damaged it's ability to heat the water and will have an impact on product performance if this happens again in future. Also, if you use the "egg pricker" that is included then the eggs ALWAYS "ooze" out of their shell so it seems better not to use it so begs the question why include it? Still useful to have for the money but just make sure you use it when in the kitchen doing something else.