Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to cook an egg in my Eggies®?
Cooking times can vary by type of egg and degree of doneness desired. See below cooking chart for reference. You can also check to see if your eggs are finished cooking by gently lifting them out of the water using a slotted spoon, and turning them over on their side. If you can still see liquid egg inside the Eggies®, they need to cook a little bit longer.
|Egg Size||Degree of Doneness||Time Required*|
|Medium||Egg whites only**||2.5 - 3 mins|
|Soft-boiled – can be eaten while still in the bottom half of the Eggies® capsule||2.5 - 3 mins|
|Medium-boiled||4 - 5 mins|
|Hard-boiled||14 - 15 mins|
|Omelets with added ingredients (egg white**)||6 - 9 mins|
|Omelets with added ingredients (regular egg)||10 - 13 mins|
|Large||Egg whites only**||3 - 4 mins|
|Soft-boiled – can be eaten while still in the bottom half of the Eggies® capsule||3 - 4 mins|
|Medium-boiled||5 - 6 mins|
|Hard-boiled||15 - 17 mins|
|Omelets with added ingredients (egg white**)||7 - 10 mins|
|Omelets with added ingredients (regular egg)||11 - 14 mins|
|Extra Large||Egg whites only**||4 - 5 mins|
|Soft-boiled – can be eaten while still in the bottom half of the Eggies® capsule||4 - 5 mins|
|Medium-boiled||6 - 7 mins|
|Hard-boiled||17 - 19 mins|
|Omelets with added ingredients (egg white**)||8 - 11 mins|
|Omelets with added ingredients (regular egg)||12 - 15 mins|
|Egg Substitutes (1/4 cup)||Egg white substitutes & plain egg substitutes||6 - 8 mins|
|Omelets with added ingredients (egg white substitute)||7 - 9 mins|
|Omelets with added ingredients (regular egg substitute)||11 - 13 mins|
*Time starts from point of water boiling
**To Boil Egg Whites:
- Place egg separator onto a small bowl or glass.
- Crack egg over the separator. Discard the yolk.
- Pour egg whites into Eggies®.
- Screw lid onto each one.
- Follow the above chart for cook times.
I've cooked my Eggies® according to the time suggested on the cooking chart, but they're still not done -- why are mine taking longer to cook?
Make sure that you're counting the time on the cooking chart from AFTER the point when water starts to boil. You should put the Eggies® into a pot of warm tap water, bring it up to a boil and THEN start counting the time. Also make sure you have PLENTY of water in the pot (at least 2.5" deep) -- as the water boils, water evaporates and disappears. You need to have enough water in the pot so that, even as it evaporates, you always have enough water in the pot for the Eggies® to float.
Can I use egg substitutes in my Eggies®?
Certainly! You can make some tasty omelets by simply replacing eggs with egg substitutes. Visit our recipes section, and follow the suggested cooking times in the cooking chart.
What types of ingredients work best in the Eggies®?
Eggs (or egg substitutes), cheeses, meats, herbs and seasonings. To evenly distribute throughout, try cutting ingredients into small cubes or squares.
I have trouble cracking my egg into the top. Do you have any recommendations?
If you have trouble cracking your egg into the top of the Eggies®, try cracking them into a glass first, and then pour egg slowly into the Eggies®.
I have trouble screwing my Eggies® together. Do you have any recommendations?
Eggies® feature threads that will allow them to fit together for a tight seal. Always ensure you align the threads when twisting the pieces together.
My Eggies® are floating sideways in the pan. Why?
You must have enough water in your pan (at least 2.5" deep) to ensure that your Eggies® have room to float. If you do not have enough water, they may turn on their side and not cook as desired.
I have trouble unscrewing my Eggies® when they are done cooking. Do you have any recommendations?
You must allow your Eggies® to cool before opening (we recommend 3 - 7 minutes). Once cooled completely, you should open the lids carefully and then unscrew the middle collar. Eggies® have pressure built up inside from cooking and you should always unscrew the cap first to relieve the pressure, then unscrew the collar.
My egg is stuck in the Eggies®, how can I get it out?
It is important to coat the inside of your Eggies® with either non-stick cooking spray or oil. Spray onto a paper towel and evenly coat the inside of the top and bottom pieces. Do not spray directly into the Eggies®. To release the egg, hold the bottom half upside-down, and gently squeeze until egg is free. If the egg is not releasing, use a utensil to loosen the egg around the edges.
My eggs have little pockets on them when I take them out. How can I prevent this?
Pockets are usually formed by excess non-stick cooking spray in the Eggies®. When coating the inside of the Eggies® with cooking spray, be sure to spray the paper towel and not directly into the Eggies®. Once complete, be sure to wipe any excess spray out before cooking. If you spray non-stick spray directly into the Eggies®, you may also get pockets on your egg. Remember to spray onto a paper towel, and then evenly coat the inside of the top and bottom pieces.
My egg yolk does not stay in the center like a normal hard-boiled egg...any tips?
The fresher the egg the more stable the yolk. You can also try to pour the egg white in before the yolk.
It looks like my egg leaked into the pot. What happened?
You may have dripped some egg white onto the outside your Eggies® when placing the raw egg into the capsules. Be sure that your Eggies® capsules are clean on the outside before placing into your cooking pot. You must also ensure that the seal is completely tight to avoid any leakage. Place the top half onto the bottom half and secure the collar around both pieces. After placing your egg into the Eggies®, screw the lid onto make one and check to see that it is securely shut. When securing the lid, hold the unit by the bottom half. Do not hold unit by collar when attaching lid as you may loosen the seal.
Are Eggies® Dishwasher Safe?
Yes, Eggies® are top rack dishwasher safe.
How long should I wait after cooking my Eggies® to open them?
We recommend letting Eggies® cool for 3 - 7 minutes after removing them from your cooking pot. You can also place them in the refrigerator to help with the cooling process.
How do I use the Egg White Separator?
Place the egg separator onto a small bowl or glass. Crack egg over separator and discard the yolk. Pour egg whites into your Eggies®.
Can I use my Eggies® in the microwave?
No! Please note Eggies® are NOT microwave safe. Follow instructions for boiling on your stovetop.