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Cuisinart Egg Cooker

Review of the Cuisinart CEC-7 Egg Cooker





If you like kitchen gadgets and struggle with making perfect eggs then the Cuisinart Egg Cooker may be destine for your kitchen.

This little stainless steel machine will poach three large eggs and hard boil 7 eggs at a time. It also offers a “medium” feature for eggs that aren’t too soft or too hard.

The cooker has been fitted with a timer tuned to the type of egg you want, and includes an automatic shut off feature that insures you’ll never suffer from burnt egg smell, and have extra safety too.

Positive Features

The old joke about not being able to boil eggs isn’t funny when you’re struggling with sticky shells or underdone centers. The Cuisinart Egg cooker solves that by making absolutely perfect hardboiled eggs without any guesswork whatsoever.

The stainless steel finish on the cooker presents a really nice image on the kitchen countertop – quite simply it looks cool and rather cute (ok, that may not be a huge requirement for all kitchen gadgets, but its certainly a fun bonus).

I also like the fact that unlike so many small appliances, Cuisinart offers a limited three year warranty (verses a one year, or worse 90 days!).

Considerations

If you’re not careful with the Cuisinart Egg Cooker the lid or excess steam that escapes when you open the device can burn you. I suggest wearing oven mitts to keep that from happening.

The poached eggs seem to come out a little overdone for my liking. I do not think I will be using the cooker for this particular egg style.

I find clean up on this is rather difficult. Altering the design for easier care would be a great change, and one that consumers would welcome.

Finally unless you buy the cooker on sale it’s a little pricey. Other egg cookers average around $35 dollars, while Cuisinart is $50 – in this case you’re paying for a name, not necessarily a better product.

Consumer Reviews

The overall consensus is that people seem to like the fact that this egg cooker is easy. Many mention the timer as the biggest benefit because it “rings” when your eggs are done.

Other things buyers appreciated include:
  • Not having to fill the cooker to capacity each time (you can cook just what you want/need)
  • Perfectly cooked hardboiled eggs every time
  • The machine doesn’t use a lot of counter real estate space.
  • All but the base is dishwasher safe
  • The main complaint voiced in several reviews was the safety issue associated with steam burns.

Product Features

The Cuisinart Egg Cooker has simple, tidy features that include:
  • A brushed stainless steel finish (this doesn’t show fingerprints as readily)
  • Easily located on-off switch
  • Cooks up to 7 eggs consecutively
  • Offers poached and medium egg settings
  • Includes a beaker with pre-measured lines and a piercing pin to keep eggs from cracking in the cooker
  • Timer and indicator light that has an easily heard “done” signal
  • Automatic shut off safety feature

Summary

Overall this seems to be a good product if you can buy it on sale, otherwise it prices itself out of the competition.

If you want a cooker for flawless hardboiled eggs, however, this might be just the gadget to put on the wish list.





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