Have you ever peeled a boiled egg? I’m sure you have. What about a dozen of eggs? Well, it’s quite possible too. And what about a hundred? Hmm, only if you are a professional cook, though still it’s not very likely. What can I say – once I had such an experience…
If I had a choice, still I’d prefer peeling potatoes to peeling eggs. I don’t like the smell of boiled eggs, don’t like when egg white is all over my hands and when I take off the egg shell together with half of the egg white. However, I don’t have much choice if my wife asks for help with cooking…
Or do I? I’ve asked myself this question and I found the answer. There is a way out. Moreover, there are even some mechanical devices to peel large number of boiled eggs. But I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a thing I’ll use quite seldom (or even never). As a result, here is what I’ve found on Amazon.com…
Welcome – Negg boiled egg peeler.
Yes, this is the simplest device for boiled eggs peeling.
How does it work?
- Open it.
- Pour some water inside (A little under 1/4 cup of water).
- Take a boiled egg and put it inside the container.
- Close it.
- Shake it for about 4-12 times.
- Open the container and you see that the egg shell has fallen away from the egg.
There is nothing technically complicated in the whole process, however I’ll explain to you what makes this device so efficient. The egg is surrounded with two put amen (internal and external one). The outside egg shell consists mainly from calcium carbonate.
When a boiled egg gets inside The Negg, its shell cracks when hitting the row of bumps on the container walls. The put amen fractures together with the egg shell. As you see the water inside the container helps to separate put amen from the egg and due to this it is peeled so well.
Frankly speaking – there is nothing new in the technology. Even my grandmother used to do something like this. She just took an ordinary glass, poured some water in it, put a boiled egg inside and shook it. Though the egg wasn’t always perfectly peeled and some water used to spill.
I tried to do do the same at home. Well, it works. But both me and the kitchen floor around me were wet. On the other hand, this was for free.
Some tricks that make peeling of a boiled egg easier
- It’s simpler to peel boiled eggs when they are still warm. I boiled them and then put them into cold water. This way I get the egg which is cold outside and warm inside.
- You should use only hard-boiled eggs. I’ve tried to do the same with a soft-boiled one…well, the result didn’t satisfy me.
- You shouldn’t put more than one egg into the Negg Egg Peeler.
- You can peel eggs that were boiled several days ago and were stored in the fridge after that. Though, still it is more convenient to peel just boiled warm eggs.
- You can wash The Negg Egg Peeler in the dish washer, it is safe.
Pluses and minuses
- Add 1/4 cup (NeggTM capful) of water to the NeggTM. Add your hard-boiled egg and snap on the top cap.
- Now you're ready to slip the egg out of its shell. SHAKE the NeggTM up and down with enough force so that the egg strikes the caps. Remember to take it a little easy, or you will end up with a slushy mess complete with shells.
- Shake until you feel the shell begin to "soften" - approximately 4 to 12 times. Timing will vary. The body is clear so you can watch the progress.
- When you see the white of the egg appear, you're done. Mission Accomplished. The egg will then slip out of its shell.
- If the egg is a reluctant sheller you may have to break the membrane after shaking to get the shell to release. This can happen with extremely fresh eggs, and is not the norm.
- It definitely impresses doubters
- Saves your time and nerves
- Light weighted
- Can be of different colors
- Easy to wash
- Made in the USA
- Green-labelled product
- High price
- Not every egg can be peeled ideally (it depends on the egg itself)
Last update on 2018-06-23 at 22:12 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API