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We’re going to try and answer the questions you’ve wanted to ask about the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker.
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- 1 Dash Egg Cooker Parts
- 1.1 Egg cooking
- 2 Dash Egg Cooker Measuring Cup
- 3 Poaching and Omelettes
Dash Egg Cooker Parts
#1 Are the plastic parts BPA free?
All the plastic parts in the Dash egg cooker are BPA free and the heater surface is stainless steel so everything is quite safe to heat up.
#2 Are the parts dishwasher safe?
Obviously the base is electrical and can’t be put in water in any way. A non scratch scrubby is great for cleaning the heating plate and if there are stubborn water stains add a little white vinegar and leave for 5 minutes, this will then wipe clean and take the stains with it. According to the manufacturers instructions the removable parts are NOT dishwasher safe and need to be hand washed in hot soapy water.
#3 What’s the advantage of an egg cooker compared to a boiling pot of water?
The advantage of a Dash Egg Cooker is really the ability to cook your eggs to the same level of hardness every time, whether you want soft, medium or hard once you know your water requirement you will get consistent results. You don’t have to sit over the unit while it is cooking or wait for the water to boil, just add your eggs, the right level of water and switch on. It’s easy and no fuss and as easy to clean up as washing a pan. When you steam your eggs they seem to be easier to peel too, so that is another advantage.
#4 Does this cook large eggs?
The Dash egg cooker is actually calibrated for large eggs so the timings based on the water levels suggested on the measuring cup are based on large eggs. You will need to add more water if you use larger eggs and less if you go for medium or small eggs.
#5 Do the eggs need to be room temperature when inserted in the cooker?
There is no special requirement to have the eggs at room temperature unless that is how you normally store them, they will cook just as well with eggs straight from the fridge.
#6 Do I need to prick the eggs and is there a pin included?
If you want to boil your eggs, no matter how soft or hard you will need to prick your eggs before cooking them. The reason for that is so that your egg will cook correctly and won’t crack the egg shell. There is a pin attached to the base of the measuring cup, it has a cover to put over it so you don’t hurt yourself accidentally.
#7 Are the eggs easy to peel once cooked?
You will find your eggs much easier to peel when they have been steamed in this cooker than when you boil them in a pan of water. This could be because air from the steam permeates the egg shell making it easier to peel.
Dash Egg Cooker Measuring Cup
#8 Are there more marks on the measuring cup for less than 6 eggs?
No there are only marks on the cup for soft, medium or large eggs. It doesn’t matter whether you cook 1 egg or 6 eggs just use the same measure on the cup.
#9 Can anyone tell me the measurements of the different levels for water?</h4
If you have lost of broken your Dash Egg Cooker measuring cup you can use these measures of water to cook your eggs.
Soft boiled is 25g/ml of water
medium boiled is 35g/ml of water
hard boiled is 60g/ml of water
Poaching and Omelettes
#10 How long does it take to poach an egg?
This is obviously dependent on how well cooked you like your poached eggs, for myself I like to follow the medium egg line which works well for me and that takes approximately about 7 minutes. You may need to adjust to suit yourself.
#11 Is the poaching tray easy to clean?
This tray is just made of plastic and the eggs will stick a little bit, if you spray the tray with a little oil then add your eggs you will have a lot less bother and very little egg left behind. Its very easy to wash up either way.
#12 How do I make scrambled eggs with this?
You can’t make scrambled eggs as you would normally think of them in this Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, you have to beat or scramble the egg before you add it to the poaching or omelette tray and you get more of a frittata consistency cooked egg.
#13 How good does it cook omelettes?
You can make your omelette without fat or just a little non fat spray and add any type of cooked veg or meats to it. You use the omelette tray which can hold 2 eggs plus your add ins. It’s good for a small omelette for 1 person. You will just have to find the right water level for your needs but I would start off with hard boiled level and adjust from there.
#14 Can it cook egg whites?
You can do an egg white omelette in your egg cooker, you can make small single ones in the poacher tray or a larger one in the omelette tray and you can add any cooked vegetables or cheese etc as above. I would add your add ins into the tray and pour on the egg whites to fill around them.
If you like eggs but can’t be bothered with the fuss of boiling water and managing the time of cooking the eggs without forgetting about them, this Dash Rapid Egg Cooker is a no brainer. We will quite happily use this to boil eggs at home because of the quick setup and whether we just want 2 eggs or 4 it doesn’t change the process, except you have a couple of more eggs to prick before cooking. This a small appliance which is approximately 6 inches in diameter so only the size of a small pan and easy to store.