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Today we are going to be reviewing the Nordic Ware Microwave Egg Boiler. If you like to have boiled eggs but you don’t want another gadget in your kitchen like an electric egg cooker then maybe you might be interested in a microwave version.
Most people have a microwave in their homes already and feel that when something isn’t run on electric it can last a lot longer as there is less that can go wrong. We’ll be checking out if that’s true when we look at the features of this egg cooker and check on the buyers reactions to how this is working for them.
Nordic Ware Microwave Egg Boiler Review
The Nordic Ware egg boiler consists of a plastic egg shaped outer with a flattened bottom so that it can stand safely, the plastic is BPA free and the top just sits on top of the base. The egg cooker is 6.25 inches in height and 5.25 inches in width, so you can check if it will fit easily into your microwave oven. On the inside is a removable tray which can hold 4 eggs, the tray has small holes in it to allow the steam to get around the eggs for quicker cooking.
- Microwave egg boiler for hard- or soft-boiled eggs
- Interior shelf holds up to 4 eggs upright
- No piercing required
- Dishwasher safe
- BPA- and melamine-free
This little gadget comes with it’s own plastic microwave egg boiler instructions which will give you a microwave egg cooker time chart, the instructions are also on the outer box. Now this egg cooker is for boiling eggs, hard-boiled or soft-boiled but it doesn’t poach them, there are other Nordic Ware microwave egg cookers available on Amazon.com.
How long do you cook an egg in a microwave cooker?
To start you egg cooking you need to add water to your egg boiler, there is a fill line inside the base which lets you know how much water you need, then you add the egg tray and place your eggs on it.
With this cooker you don’t need to pierce your eggs before cooking. You can cook 1 to 4 eggs depending on what you need, place the lid on top and put your egg cooker into the microwave.
How long you cook your eggs is dependent on how you want your eggs, soft, medium or hard-boiled and then after that you follow the guidelines given below:
soft-boiled 5-6 minutes
medium-boiled 6-7 minutes
hard-boiled 8-9 minutes
leave the egg cooker in the microwave for a couple of minutes to cool down and for it to be easier to handle, it also allows the eggs to finish cooking.
When removing from the microwave be careful as it might be hot so you might need some oven gloves or a towel to protect your hands and also when you remove the lid because there will be steam inside. Some people find it better to sit the cooker on a plate in the microwave to make it easier to remove the full egg cooker.
You can cool down your eggs before peeling by running under cold water, and one good thing about this microwave container is you can put the whole thing in water, no electrics to worry about.
The only way to find out if these times will work best with your type of microwave oven is to test it. If you have a lower wattage oven then you could start with the higher minute suggestion and if you have a high wattage start off at the lowest minute setting.
A lot of users don’t change their times if they are making less eggs but based on how well the yolk is cooked should help you decide if you need to extend the cooking time or if you have made them just right. There are a lot of suggestions on adjusting the timing in the questions and reviews on this microwave egg cooker on Amazon.com.
Some customers have had one of these egg cookers for years, so there is definitely longevity in this product. They love how easy it is to use, you have to be careful as it is hot to handle but you could say the same if your were boiling your eggs in a pan, anything hot requires your full attention, that being said eggs are very easy to peel too.
One buyer has found leaving the eggs in the microwave when the cooking time is over for 2 minutes then sitting the eggs in cold water for 30 seconds makes them easy to handle, and for her, cooks them to perfection. You could also take this to work and use it in the office microwave. Overall it’s summed up in a small sentence, it’s cheap and it works, what more do you want.
The negatives on this product are mostly down to working out the correct timing to the occasional egg explosion, which could be down to high wattage ovens, there has also been some complaints about the lid not seating properly over time.
Plastic microwave egg boilers are cheap to buy and can give a very satisfactory result when you require boiled eggs for your meal. If you like your eggs boiled and not cooked in a sandwich, if you prefer to stay away from an electric egg cooker which could cook you up to 12 eggs at a time and go for a smaller amount which your microwave egg cooker can handle then this would be a perfect kitchen tool for you.