10 Ridiculously Brilliant Egg Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed

updated Sep 19, 2019
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As simple as eggs seem, they’re surprisingly complicated. (In fact, lots of people say that you can tell how good a cook is based on how well they make scrambled eggs!) You’d think you’d really just need a pan or a pot and a spatula or spoon — and you wouldn’t be wrong, per se. But. BUT! There are lots of brilliant tools and gadgets out there that’ll help you elevate your egg game. Things that, upon first glance, you think are just totally ridiculous, and then you realize how smart and useful they are.

Here are 10 tools and gadgets that are, no yolk. Er, joke. They’re everything they’re cracked up to be. They’re egg-cellent. Okay, sorry, we’ll stop now.

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1. The Negg Boiled Egg Peeler

If you’ve ever struggled to peel a hard-boiled egg, you need two things: This story on the best method to cook ’em and also this little guy. You just add a little bit of water, drop in an egg, and shake it up. The egg will slip right out of its shell oh-so easily! We were torn on this at first, thinking it seemed super unnecessary, but one of our writers (a cookbook author and recipe developer) loves it and convinced us to try it. We were converts almost instantly.

Buy: The Negg Boiled Egg Peeler, $15

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2. Sistema Easy Eggs

No, it doesn’t take a long time to cook up an egg on a stovetop, but sometimes you don’t have a stovetop (or have time to dirty and wash a pan!). This allows you to make eggs or omelets in the microwave and then it can get tossed in the dishwasher. We love it for college kids in dorms or anyone who’s traveling.

Buy: Sistema Easy Eggs, $7

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3. OXO Silicone Pressure Cooker Egg Rack

Your Instant Pot is the secret to making the best jammy eggs you’ve ever had. And this rack will help you make more of them at once. It holds holds nine eggs — or 18, actually, if you stack two racks — perfectly steady and upright for a totally consistent cook.

Buy: OXO Silicone Pressure Cooker Egg Rack, $12

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4. Dash Rapid Egg Cooker

Did you know that people are obsessed with this egg cooker? Two years ago, on Amazon Prime Day, shoppers bought more than 40,000 of these things. And when we ran this story on the best way to hard-boil an egg, we got lots of readers writing in to talk about this overlooked option. And it’s a bestseller on Amazon (even not during Prime Day). Enough said!

Buy: Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, $17

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5. Tovolo Silicone Yolk Out Egg Separator

Why endure that dance — passing egg yolks back and forth in the shell halves — when you can get this silicone separator and just pluck yolks out like a magician?

Buy: Tovolo Silicone Yolk Out Egg Separator, $7

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6. Funny Side Up Silicone Cat Egg Mold

Kids and adults alike are bound to get a kick out of this silicone mold that turns two eggs into a cute little kitty.

Buy: Funny Side Up Silicone Cat Egg Mold, $12

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7. Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

This small appliance makes a sunny side up egg, toasts bread, melts cheese, and heats up precooked meat. All at once! And it has more than 4,500 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Buy: Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker, $40

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8. OXO Good Grips Silicone Egg Poachers

We get it, poaching eggs can be intimidating. If you need a little help, these silicone holders will guide the eggs into the water and keep the yolks from breaking.

Buy: OXO Good Grips Silicone Egg Poachers, $10 for two

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9. Rösle Stainless Steel Egg Topper

Soft boiled eggs are getting trendier and trendier in the States now. If you need help getting into one, this tool will save the day. Just put it on top of the egg, pull the handle, and you’ll be able to remove the top of the shell without making a mess.

Buy: Rösle Stainless Steel Egg Topper, $11

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10. Snapware Snap ‘N Stack Egg Holder

Because trying to transport already-made deviled eggs without a carrier is hard, nay, downright impossible.

Buy: Snapware Snap ‘N Stack Egg Holder, $16