Making hard boiled eggs has always taken plenty of time, lots of water and uses loads of energy. I’ve always wondered if someone could come up with a better, more efficient way of doing this.
Eggxactly, a cool little device designed by British inventor James Seddon, features two stretchable silicone heating elements – one on each side of the egg – that are said to transfer heat to the egg very efficiently. The soft elements reportedly conform to a variety of sizes and shapes of eggs. In the works for the past seven years, this handy gadget seems simple to use. You stick in an egg, close the lid, turn the top-mounted dial to how hard you want the egg cooked, then tap the device on top to start it. The device’s microprocessor measures the starting temperature of the egg, and heats it accordingly. When it’s done, you’ll hear a beeping sound.
Production of this first in a range of water-free egg cookers is slated to start this year but Seddon is looking for UK residents willing to test a small production run of the device. Their feedback will go into a commercial version, which is expected to sell for $39 US (£25). If interested, you can register or pre-order directly online at their website.