This is a psa for all y'alls who like gadgets. Specifically, egg-cooking gadgets. Specifically, Eggies.
This is what happens when you get all "Ooh! Sparkly things! Shiny things! Cheap things!" when you're filling out your Publishers Clearinghouse winner shit. I KNOW I'm gonna win money without buying something so I dint buy anything, but Mr. Froth was completely enamored with the Eggies flyer. We discussed in detail the possibilities of a quick and clean way of making hard boiled eggs, because who doesn't love a devilled egg? Or a, well, hard boiled egg now and then, plain? We decided, or I decided, to hit Bed Bath and Beyond, because they always have the crap that's in the flyers.
And, they did. So I bought them. Presented them to Mr. Froth at lunchtime and let him wail on the Eggies.
When I got home from work he was trying to find all the Eggie parts in the dishwasher in order to start cooking the eggs that we were so eagerly awaiting. His boiling water was down an inch or so, so I added more and then picked around with my smaller hands in the workings at the bottom of the dishwasher to retrieve the lids and rings for three of the holders. That may have been the first alert.
I found them and he oiled up the parts, ground the gears, forged some horseshoes, whipped up the pottery wheel...
Anyway, there was some disagreement on the efficacy of the tightness of the lids, but I pluckily screwed away and he screwed away and it was beautiful. Then we plopped them into the reboiling water. I must say, the little holders are quite cunning and engaging and now warped from the dishwasher, but, still, quite cunning and engaging.
So cunning in fact that three of those little fuckers popped their lids and three eggs escaped to poach away in freedom. See? Freedom is what everyone wants. I don't particularly want three poached eggs as a 5 o'clock canape, but, whatever. They're free and hopping.
Fifteen minutes later I spooned out the poached eggs and the three remaining Eggie holders (who are sitting in the fridge to cool so we can squeeze them out, hopefully).
They're flat topped. I don't know. I'm not an anti-flat top person and have no personal grudge against flat toppers, but it's wrong. Flat topped eggs are wrong. Plus, we're not sure we can get them out of the holders. which makes them Occupy Holders useless flat topped eggs. Who ever heard of a flat topped devilled egg?
The flapping lids, rings and poached egg detritus are sitting in the pan and the clean up will be extensive.
Compare this to: put eggs in water til just covered, add a bit of vinegar, boil for 10 minutes, cover and let sit. Retrieve ROUND eggs. Cool. Remove shells. Devil.
I also did not use a coupon, which is communist.