10 Fun Gadgets That Make Cooking Eggs Even Easier

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Eggs are one of the most versatile foods in the world—they can be boiled, scrambled, poached, or fried, and then can be tossed into a salad, put onto a sandwich, or just on a plate. But they can be tricky to prepare if you don't have the right tools (and a pinch of patience). With these 10 kitchen fun little accessories, however, you can cook eggs in nearly any style without breaking a sweat.

1. DASH Rapid Egg Cooker; From $17

DASH Rapid Egg Cooker on a white background
DASH Rapid Egg Cooker / DASH/Amazon

The DASH Rapid Egg Cooker ensures that you'll get the perfect soft-, medium-, or hard-boiled eggs every time. The setup is simple: Just place up to six eggs in the device, add some water (there's a measuring cup included), set the timer, and wait until the little alarm chimes. The gadget also comes with separate poaching and omelet trays if you need a little variety for breakfast.

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2. Sistema Microwave Easy Eggs; $8

Sistema Microwave Egg Cooker on a white background
Sistema Microwave Egg Cooker / Sistema/Amazon

This microwavable cooking accessory is meant for anyone with a severe lack of skillet skills, or who doesn't have much free time in the morning. It's designed to cook poached eggs, scrambled eggs, omelets, and more in one self-contained vessel. The BPA-free cookware includes steam-release vents and easy-lift tabs, and it can be tossed right into the dishwasher after.

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3. Funutters Egg Ring Molds, Set of 2; $11

Two FUNUTTERS Egg Ring Molds on a white background

Cracking an egg sounds simple enough until the yolk slides off the center and the whites splatter everywhere, leaving you with a fried mess. With these egg ring molds, you'll achieve a perfectly round sunny-side-up egg every time. Not only are they made of stainless steel, but they have a non-stick coating, which helps prevent the egg from catching on the sides. The foldable handles let you easily store these 3.5-inch rings whenever you're done with them.

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4. Norpro Egg Timer; $8

Norpro Perfect Egg Timer on a white background
Norpro Perfect Egg Timer / Norpro/Amazon

This device calculates how far along your hard-boiled eggs are by using the temperature of the water they're submerged in as a guide. All you have to do is place it in with the eggs at the bottom of a pan, and as the timer heats up, it changes color to indicate whether the egg is soft-, medium-, or hard-boiled.

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5. Negg Boiled Egg Peeler; $15

Negg Boiled Egg Peeler on a white background
Negg Boiled Egg Peeler / NEGG/Amazon

This device takes most of the frustration out of peeling a hard-boiled egg. Just add some water to the Negg, snap on the top, and shake. Once the whites of the egg are visible, take it out of the holder and the shell should slip right off.

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6. NobleEgg Egg Topper; $8

NobleEgg Egg Topper Opener on a white background with an insert of what it looks like when you take the topper off.
NobleEgg Egg Topper Opener / NobleEgg/Amazon

Make eggs with soldiers in no time with this accessory that uses vibrations to make cutting and removing the tops of eggs easier and faster. Just place the top of the device over the egg, pull the round ball, and release.

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7. Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker; $43

Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker on a white background.
Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker / Hamilton Beach/Amazon

Skip the bagel store and make your own breakfast sandwich at home instead. With this appliance from Hamilton Beach, you start by adding bread and other accouterments to the bottom cooking plate. Then, crack an egg into the designated plate, top with the second slice of bread (it can be a bagel or English muffin), and close the lid. In just five minutes, you’ll have a fully-cooked, hot breakfast sandwich with whatever toppings and proteins you want. Plus, there's space to make a second sandwich either for a loved one, or just for yourself to eat in front of said loved one.

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8. Norpro Egg Slicer and Wedger; $13

Norpro Egg Slicer and Wedger on a white background.
Norpro Egg Slicer and Wedger / Norpro/Amazon

Make your next salad night extra fancy by adding some perfectly sliced eggs to the mix. This device can cut eggs in 10 slices or six wedges, and it has an egg piercer on top for hard-boiling. The gadget's stainless steel wires make it safer and cleaner to cut than using a knife. You can also use this to dice up mushrooms, strawberries, and kiwis.

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9. Peleg Design YolkFish Egg Yolk Separator: $13

YolkFish with a yolk in its "mouth" in a kitchen next to a bowl of yolks, a bowl of whites, a bowl of flour, and cracked eggs
YolkFish / Peleg Design/Amazon

This $13 fish-shaped gizmo is super cute and can separate the egg yolk from the white without the hassle that usually comes from manual methods. All you have to do is crack an egg into a bowl and suck the yolk up through the fish's "mouth." From there, you can use the yolk on its own or cook up the whites for a quick omelet. There are also frog- and pig-shaped versions of this food- and dishwasher-safe, silicone kitchen gadget.

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10. DASH Deluxe Sous Vide Style Egg Bite Maker; $25

DASH Deluxe Sous Vide Style Egg Bite Maker on a white background with a plate of egg bites.
DASH Deluxe Sous Vide Style Egg Bite Maker / DASH/Amazon

Whether you want a quick and healthy snack or need more protein on your English muffin, egg bites are a great way of going about it. This kitchen appliance from DASH prepares them in the sous vide style, which usually means the food is evenly cooked in vacuum-sealed bags in a temperature-controlled water bath. While this device doesn't use bags, it still locks in your eggs, so they're cooked using heated water. To use this gadget, whisk up some eggs in a bowl, pour them into the four silicone cups on the heating plate, close the non-stick lid, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. The set also comes with a recipe book and one large silicone mold for making breakfast sandwiches.

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This story was originally published in 2021; it has been updated for 2022.