The theoretical beauty of an automatic egg cooker? You don’t need to keep an eye on it (like you would with a pot on the stove) to make sure your eggs come out perfectly.
Gadget name: West Bend Automatic Egg Cooker
How it’s supposed to work: The cooker promises to quickly poach, soft-cook, or hard-cook multiple eggs at once, alerting you with an audible signal when cooking is complete.
How we tested it: The West Bend Automatic Egg Cooker defeated six other egg cooker models in our testing, in which we boiled a number of eggs on all settings. The lesser models had all sorts of various flaws, including leakage, spongy or overcooked eggs, or a too-tight lid.
How it actually works: It produced seven perfectly boiled eggs in 17 minutes, four perfectly poached eggs in 7.5 minutes, and had a nicely audible timer.
My favorite part: It was very easy to use.
Best for: Any eggy occasion—and it makes recipes requiring precisely cooked eggs, like deviled eggs or eggs Benedict, even easier.
Overall: Thumbs up.
What’s your trick to cooking eggs perfectly?