Review: Dash Rapid Egg Cooker gadget

Cooks all types of eggs in minutes, but how well does it work?

18w ago

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I've attempted to make poached eggs a few times using the traditional method of plopping them into simmering water, but I simply couldn't do it right . After ruining an egg for the last time, I did what any millennial would do and went shopping on Amazon.

A quick search for an egg cooker brought up the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, marked with over 20,000 positive reviews. I checked out video tutorials and it seemed like a useful and affordable gadget, so I bought one.

It cooks eggs by steaming them. There are three trays to use for the different types: hard/medium/soft boiled, poached, scrambled, and omelette. So far, I've made them poached and hard boiled, and it's enough to tell you what I think of it.

Above, you can see the cup that measures how much water you need to add to the heating unit. Also, there's the two eggs ready to be poached in the tray.

After you put the lid on (unlocked), you simply plug the device in and press the one and only button to power it on. The steam accumulates within seconds - a very good sign. Two poached eggs in this cooker took about seven to nine minutes. Hard boiled eggs took somewhere between 12-15 minutes, but I admit I wasn't timing them.

It has a sensor that knows when the water has all been evaporated, so it shuts off on its own. Some of these cookers make a beeping noise, some shut off silently, and some do what mine does-

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It's cute

Below are the little eggies all cooked! The instructions suggest to remove them promptly to prevent overcooking, but I found it's better to let them sit a couple minutes or else they will fall disintegrate in the water that collected in the tray.

The finished poached eggs looked like this -

The yolks are nice and runny, and the whites are fully cooked. The only thing I don't like is that the shape makes the egg whites kind of thick, but it's not a deal breaker for me. The hard-boiled eggs were perfectly hard-boiled, just like they would be from cooking in a pot of water. I also shocked them in ice cold water, which always helps.

Is the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker worth it? If you're looking for a quick, effortless way to make eggs - then yes. If you're used to the traditional egg cooking methods, then you don't need to bother. This egg cooker doesn't save time in the cooking process. If you're someone like me who can't cook an egg other than scrambled, then this might be the gadget for you.

If you're interested in this cute egg cooker gadget, it's available here on Amazon (US)!

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Comments (12)

  • It's impossible to successfully poach eggs without cheating somehow. Behold the microwave poacher:

      4 months ago
    • Trouble is, if you forget your microwave power level, not only will it overcook the egg, it will blow the lid off and spew egg around the microwave.

        4 months ago
    • Yours not only makes poached, but scrambled too, just includes extra work 😄

        4 months ago
  • I have one of those electric egg cookers and I love it. Once you know exactly how much water to add for your egg cooking preference you get perfect eggs every time. I raise chickens and therefore have a lot of eggs so I use mine daily.

      4 months ago
    • That's great! You're right, there is a sweet spot to cooking them in these types of makers, but it makes things so much easier

        4 months ago
  • I prefer to use on of these. Put a little butter in the bowls first, once that's melted add the eggs. Mine doesn't have a glass lid though so I have to peek!

      4 months ago
  • As a boomer who also occasionally visits Amazon seeking solutions to life's challenges, I appreciate this review. Any issues with cleaning this gadget after use? Kinda like the little tune your egg cooker plays. My Instant Pot is a slacker in that department, but as of yet I have not turned off its own music box element. Well, electronic notes emitter. Anyway ...

      4 months ago
    • Thanks for reading, Nancy! Great question about cleaning it. All the trays and lid are dishwasher safe. The metal hot plate can accumulate some water staining, but it's easily wiped off with a damp cloth. Even if it stains, it doesn't hurt...

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        4 months ago
    • Thanks for your reply. Always good to hear about a gadget which actually works without being insanely high-maintenance. I could tell you a story about a countertop rotisserie oven I once owned ...

        4 months ago
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