How to Cook Eggs in an Egg Cooker – Learn 3 Main Types

Have you bought a new egg cooker but confused about how to cook eggs in an egg cooker? It’s is exciting as well as confusing. Many people try to cook eggs without getting any idea and end up spoiling their cooking. Some of them already thought getting an egg cooker is a waste of money.

If you are thinking in that way, then you are wrong. An egg cooker is a helpful tool only if you know how to use it. In this article, I will discuss the proper way to use an egg cooker for cooking different forms of eggs.

I know you may find some knowledge in the manual book, but I think it’s not enough for you. So, for learning in-depth, keep reading the process of cooking.

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How to Boil Eggs Using an Egg cooker?

Boiling eggs in an egg cooker is the easiest among the 3 different types of egg cooking methods. It is quick and hassle-free. Get the steps below.

Step 1: At first, take an egg cooker and clean it properly. Now take an egg (or few eggs) and pierce the larger end of the egg using the attachment pin. (You will get it at the bottom of the measuring cup)

Step 2: At the next step, take the measuring cup and pour a certain amount of water into the heating pot/plate.

Step 3: Now get the tray handle add that to the boiling tray. Then you have to set it on the heating plate. There you will see some designed spots in the tray. Place eggs on the particular spots.

Step 4: It’s time to cover the cooler with a lid. Then plug in the egg cooker.

Step 5: Finally, wait until the eggs are boiled. When it is done, the machine will make a sound to notify you. 

NB: The time will depend on the state of boiling (soft, hard, and medium) and the egg numbers. 

Read Also: What Else Can you Cook in your Egg Cooker

Step 6: Your eggs are read. Press the desired button to stop the sound and take out the eggs. If you are worried, then unplug the machine. Be careful about the handle. Sometimes, it may heat up and burn your fingers. 

How to Cook Egg Poached Using an Egg Cooker?

Now I will discuss the way to prepare poached eggs in an egg cooker. Here you need to maintain few things such as water, cooking spray, etc. Here learn in detail.

Step 1: Take the egg cooker, unplug it if it is plugged. Now take the measuring cup and check out whether there is an omelet/poached marking or not. If there is a mark, then fill the pot with cold water up to the mark.

If there is no mark, check the egg cooker box/manual and find how much water the machine requires. Then fill it with a particular amount of cold water.

Step 2: As cleaning is necessary, clean the heating plate and then pour the water into the plate. Get the boiling tray and fix it on the heating plate. 

Read Also: How to Clean Egg Cooker – Easiest Cleaning Method

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Step 3: Now, you have to grease the omelet bowl/poaching tray. Take the cooking spray bottle and lightly spray it. 

Step 4: Take the egg and break it and place it on the poaching tray. Now cover the lid and make a press the power button. Now, wait until the buzzer makes a sound. When there is a sound press the power button and unplug the cooker. Take the tray out and place the prepared poached egg on a plate.

How to Prepare Omelet in an Egg Cooker?

Cooking omelet is kind of similar to cooking pouched eggs. Here learn the steps.

Step 1: At first, take the measuring cup and fill the cup with cold water. Fill it up to the omelet mark. If there is no mark you have to figure it out in the packet or in the manual. If you are used to cooking an omelet, then you can add water as you think as necessary.

Step 2: Now, take the omelet bowl and place it on the boiling tray. Now use the cooking spray and grease the bowl lightly. 

Step 3: Take another bowl and whisk 1-2 eggs on the bowl. When you properly whisk them pour the whisked eggs into the bowl.

Step 4: It’s the final step. Here cover the bowl with a lid. Plug in the machine and turn on the power button. You will take new minutes to be prepared. As soon as it is done, you will get a sound. It will notify that the egg is prepared. Power off the button and take a spatula and take out the omelet.

NB: If you want a dryer omelet, then leave if the egg for extra 1-2 minutes 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it to cook eggs in an egg cooker?

Cooking the omelets and pouches takes only a few minutes, the same as cooking without a cooker. But you need to know the time requires for boiling eggs.

  • For 1-3 soft boiled eggs, it takes 8-10 minutes.
  • For 1-3 medium boiled eggs, it takes 10-12 minutes.
  • For 1-3 hard-boiled eggs, it takes 12-15 minutes.There is a comprehensive article on How Long to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs.

Is an egg cooker worth it?

If you can choose the best egg cooker for them, it will be a good value for money. But make sure that you have learned the proper way to operate an egg cooker. 

Final Words

We are a long way from the starting and I think you are familiar with the egg cooking processes in an egg cooker. I hope you will no more blame your cooker after reading this article. I have discussed the main 3 types of egg cooking processes. Always keep your cooker clean and properly use water and other ingredients for getting the best performance.

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