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Not Eggxactly Eggcellent
from Englewood, Co.
About Me Avid Cook
Comments about Instant Egg Peeler:
I didn't want to be disappointed. However, I would not count on this product if you need to get things done quickly. It took more time and energy to get the product on the faucet. I could put three dozen hard boiled eggs in a quick ice bath and peel them under the faucet faster.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend
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EASY EGG PEELER
from Pennsville, NJ
About Me Gourmet Chef
The easiest way to peel eggs is simply to leave them in the pot of water used to boil them, drain hot water, fill with cold water until it just covers eggs. put lid on pot and gently shake the pot for several minutes. Eggs almost peel themselves. Remember, Gently but vigorously shake the pot. The shells will crack, the membrane will separate and you will have to do almost no work at all. If you shake too hard the egg whites will crack. May take a few times but you will get the hang of it. I can peel a dozen eggs in two minutes.
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could not figure it out
By dont have one
from Elko Nv
About Me Casual Cook
tryed several things it never shelled an egg
from Kiowa, COLORADO
Difficult to get ON the faucet, but finally did.Cracked both top and bottom of hard boiled egg (as instructed) - - even "peeled" the top and bottom of egg (now seems like DOUBLE work) and it STILL wouldn't remove the shell.I had BOTH fresh eggs and "older" eggs (+ 30 days old) and NEITHER would work on this item, so it wasn't just the albumin or volumn of the egg adhereing to the shell.LOOKS like a great item, but when all is said and done: SAVE YOUR MONEY. It's not even worth returning the item (which should make the producer happy).
Not having much success with this .
from Temple, Texas
Will keep trying and hope I will get the gist of using it.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
works like a charm....IF:
By chef tom
It works exactly as advertised, provided it fits over your faucet snugly. If you've got a larger designer style faucet, it won't fit. You need to crack the top and bottom end of the egg, and remove just a little of the peel--and membrane. The physics behind this product are sound. By turning the water on low (and with a snug fit around the faucet and egg) the water will flow between the membrane and the egg, and the egg will drop out in your hand. It's great if you're making deviled eggs and need several perfect eggs, but probably not worth the effort if you're just doing a couple of eggs.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Not Stupid Simple - but worth it
from Salt Lake City, UT
The thing I hate about peeling eggs is they usually turn out looking like hell - fine for egg-salad, but not for entertaining. Maybe I am missing a secret on how to cook eggs so they peel beautifully, but I think not.This tool requires some finesse, true. The only valid complaint I have seen, aside from it being a bit tricky, is the case that it doesn't fit your faucet, which would a problem.I learned to use one of these years ago without instructions... have since lost it moving from there to here, and have come looking for another. Since there aren't many alternatives, I suggest it may be worth learning how to use.I'll try to explain how I use it. I break the small end of the egg and pinch off some sheel and membrane - yes I break the membrane - from other posts it sounds like I'm not supposed to that, but I do.Put the peeler onto the faucet as securely as you can, then jam the broken end of the egg firmly up into the peeler.HERE IS THE KEY - clinch your hand around both the egg and the peeler - and use your thumb and pointer to create a little circle of pressure around the peeler, pressing it to the egg like an O-ring or gasket seal. Now turn the water on slowly. maintain a little bit of a seal around the egg with your clinched hand, so the water gets forced into the broken end of the egg. You can pulse the pressure a little with the water flow control, or by alternating pressure in your hand holding the egg.NOTE: you can also help support the peeler, keeping it up and on the faucet by holding it this way - depending on the faucet, that may be useful.As long as you don't blast the water, it shouldn't be squirting all over your kitchen.At a minimum this will get the shell to a state where it can be easily (and prettily) removed - usually it's mostly removed already, often the egg will start to slide slowly out the bottom of the shell. (come to think of it I may have cracked both ends - I'll know when mine arrives and I have one to use again.I hope this helps... I love the little thing - makes for beautiful devilled eggs, but it is not "simple". I think it is faster than peeling by hand, with better results.If it doesn't work perfectly the first time you try it, perhaps you should try to remember back when you were learning to ride a bicycle, or swim.
Save your money!
By Home on the Range
from Stuarts Draft, VA
Too stiff to "slip" over faucet. Preparing egg to be used in "instant" egg peeler is too much trouble. Water squirts all over even when barely turned on. Not an efficient or easy way to peel eggs.
By Rustic Rose
from New Hampshire
I often have hard-boiled eggs, and hoped for an easier way to peel them. The Instant Peeler slides on the faucet with some ease, but even with lots of practice, the egg and peeler still slip off the faucet, unsuccessful. To be fair, it does make the egg a little easier to peel, but not much. The device is not worth the effort of putting it on the faucet.
Not that great
from New Haven,Indiana
Not really worth the money.Keeps slipping off the faucet,and doesn't work all that well.