Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Egg McMuffin Machine

Is this a real product?


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Does this really need a FAQ?

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I would be surprised if that hamburger thing cooked properly given that there is an egg between it and the heat source.

Posted by: dsquared | May 30, 2006 12:24:36 PM

ahhhh, it covers this in the FAQ (see, told you it needed a FAQ!). It doesn't cook the meat, it just warms up pre-cooked meat.

Posted by: dsquared | May 30, 2006 12:27:13 PM

I have one. I've been using it nearly daily since I bought it in October 2005.

It's great with caveats.

First, I don't like sausage so I can't testify to the cooking ability for it. It steams the meat so I suspect it relies on pre-cooked frozen meats. \

As far as making a poached egg and toast, it's great. I drop an egg in the tray, put water in the cooker and drop in an english muffin and by the time I'm done checking my email (aka deleting spam) breakfast is ready.

On the downside, the non-stick surface sticks like crazy. It's actually worse than anything I've ever seen before. The steamed (poached) egg leaves a film of stuck, cooked egg on the non-stick pan that takes several minutes of scrubbing to remove. The solution is to put a bit of olive oil in first.

The product claims to time the toasting to match the steaming, but I find that the english muffin is done first. Sometimes (on low spam days) I'll pick the muffin out first and by the time it's buttered the egg is done.

I've also used it for hard boiling eggs. It comes with a measuring cup that is marked for how many eggs and what type (hard or soft boiled). I put in the water, poke a hole in the egg with the spike on the bottom of the measuring cup and then forget about it. I'm not sure how long it takes because I really do forget. I come back 30m later or so and the egg is almost cool enough to eat.

I like the toaster and hope that B2B comes out with a new egg tray that really is -no- stick.

Oddly, after 10 years or so of drooling over the high tech nerd-porn in Wired Magazine, this is the only thing I've ever bought after reading a blurb about it. And I call myself a nerd!


Posted by: WeirdScenes | Jun 4, 2006 1:40:40 PM

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