Use egg cooker properly: a guide

Anyone who values ​​his perfect breakfast egg will most likely buy an egg cooker at some point. The operation of an egg cooker is not quite as easy as it seems at first glance - there are pitfalls. Therefore, we reveal in our article how to conjure a perfect egg with the egg cooker.

Egg cooker vs. Cooking in the pot

Even with a lot of experience and intuition, cooking eggs in the pot is still a bit of a matter of luck. Eggs are not always as perfect as you would like them to be. The water temperature can fluctuate slightly, the shell thickness and the weight is always slightly different from egg to egg. This results in natural fluctuations.

In the case of the egg cooker, on the other hand, many things are very precisely measured - the heat development is always the same, the time can be set very precisely and the amount of water is measured very precisely. In the end, you can predict the result much more accurately than simply placing eggs in boiling water.

Classifications and classes

Just as the cooking process is very precisely regulated, eggs are also classified very accurately when cooking eggs in egg cooker, there are fixed graduations for the degree of hardness of the ice.

weight classes

The weight classes of eggs are standardized and can always be found on the packaging. There are also quality grades (A and B), but they do not play a role in the household, since here only grade A is offered. Grade B is used exclusively for the food industry.

The weight classes are classified as follows:

abbreviationWeight class designationWeight in g
XLvery largemore than 73 g
Llarge63 g to 72 g
Mmedium53 g to 62 g (this is the standard size for most eggs, eggcookers are also laid out)
Ssmallless than 53 g


With the egg, one differentiates professionally between the following degrees of hardness

  • hard eggs
  • very soft eggs
  • soft eggs

Serve egg cooker properly

1. Fill the heating bowl with the specified amount of water
2. Place the egg carrier
3. Pierce eggs on the blunt side with the egg pick
4. Place eggs on the tray with the tip side down
5. Fit the cover
6. Set the degree of hardness
7. Set the amount (depending on the number of eggs inserted must be regulated accordingly)
8. If necessary, readjust the egg weight (weight class)
9. Start cooking

Tips & Tricks

The manual is the same for most of the egg cookers on the market. In some cases, however, a different operation may be possible. Always read the manufacturer's instructions carefully before using the device for the first time.

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