Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Eggstractor

Let me show you the best $2.99 ever spent!

The Eggstractor!!!!!! I bought it in Florida at Flea World, marked down several times and figured why not?!

We tried with Johnny's mom's eggs and because they are so fresh they don't peel well and it was a dud. So, I bought some eggs from the store (don't worry I still stayed free range and vegetarian fed) so we could try it out. Whoo boy!

First - it worked. I was shocked and amazingly pleased. No more tapping and rolling and peeling and cursing eggs.

Second - it's so much fun!



If you do get yourself an eggstractor, I have two pointers. Do not follow their advice of only boiling the eggs 6-8 minutes because our yolks were way underdone. I'd go for the standard 10 minute boil. And keep the eggs cold up until the minute you're going to eggstract them. Our first few went well and the last ones that had been on the counter were a lot more stubborn (as demonstrated in the above video).

You tap a hole, using the attached point in the small end of the egg and whack the wide end on the counter.

Then, you put the spring cover thing over it, cross your hands and pump down with force and out shoots the egg!

Most of the time you just have a very small section left at the wide end to peel off, but that's no biggie!

(Johnny's hands, not mine - don't get all freaked out!)

9 comments:

Laura said...

That? Possibly the most disgusting and hilarious video ever. It looked like, well never mind!

Sweetie Pie said...

That video is hilarious and ever so slightly disturbing! The eggstractor peeps (ha ha, get it, "peeps"...)should hire you guys to do their infomercial. Too funny!

Christina said...

We were in tears laughing at it. We put the video up with JUST the audio on Facebook to see if friends and family could guess what was going on!

biz319 said...

OMG, that is so funny!

I've since learned to add oil to my water while the eggs are cooking - the oil somehow seeps into the shell and they never stick.

Have you seen the youtube video of the guy pushing the egg out of his mouth? I'll have to find the link for you.

Christina said...

I've never heard of oil, I'll have to try that!

I think I posted that youtube link awhile back, either that or in a forward, but I've seen it. He put baking soda in the water - he said it helped break down the membrane. Gotta try that one too!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I watched that several times. I was laughing so hard!

I've never seen that before. I always hated making deviled eggs, and the shell NEVER coming off easy. Biz, you never told me about the oil thing!

Thanks for cheering up my day!

Brooke said...

Did you that today is national egg day?!?! You are so savvy with that egg machine thang!

dlpiano said...

I watched it with Millie and we could not stop laughing!
Too funny!!!!!!!

Cyndi said...

Hey Man-Hands! :)

That might be one of the funniest videos I've ever seen. I've never seen this somewhat disturbing little egg popping machine before. Hilarious!