Review: Dash Rapid Egg Cooker gadget
Cooks all types of eggs in minutes, but how well does it work?
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-
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)!