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Eggxactly – a cool energy saving way to boil eggs perfectly…without water

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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.

Someone has.


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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.

Eggxactly - James Sedden inventor

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.

Debra Atlas is a freelance environmental writer and eco-enthusiast based in Northern California, and is the Red Ferret’s Ecological Editor. Debra looks for the upside of eco-change – what’s positive, making a difference. She hunts down those interesting things cooked up by creative minds, especially if they’re strange and eccentric.

Debra Atlas – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • For those days on which you need one hard boiled egg, no more no less. How many eggs could you boil on your stove for $39. Plus, your wife and children could have the luxury of eating them at the same time as you.

    • Ahh…but isn't the question how long would it take to pay back from the energy savings? Judging by this forum post –… – it seems like it could pay for itself in around 18 months (assuming you used it every day). Of course this is very general thinking here. :)

    • I agree it _could_ be a good investment and just plain handy for people who are in the habit of boiling single eggs. I have forwarded the link to my UK-resident siblings.

  • But I like to have two eggs! Need a double egg cooker!

    • Haha, there's always one eh? But I do agree, two eggs are MUCH better than one.

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