Boiling an egg should be the most simple thing in the world, right? SHOULD be. But how often have you sliced off the top of your boiled egg, all ready to dip in the soldiers, only to discover that you’ve left it in a fraction too long, and the yolk has turned solid? More than you’d like I bet!
My new favourite gadget, the Punctual Egg Timer with Piercer from OXO, takes away all the guesswork, and pretty much guarantees perfect results every time – whether you’re aiming for soft boiled for dipping, or hard-boiled for devilled eggs, and everything in between.
There are seven levels of done-ness to choose from (didn’t realise there were that many possibilities? No, me neither), an egg size selector, and a progressive bar which shows you how far along your eggs are, all of which makes the timings pretty much spot on every time.
There’s even a built-in egg piercer which helps prevent the cracking you can get from putting refrigerated eggs directly into boiling water.
All in all, it’s a nifty little piece of kit which really does make boiling eggs absolutely foolproof!
Available from John Lewis