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How to cook the perfect hardboiled egg

Cooking the perfect hard boiled egg can be surprisingly difficult.
Start by filling a pot with lukewarm water and placing it over a very low heat.
This doesn't need to be the lowest flame setting on your stove top but it should be low.
A good comparison is the flame should be as high as you would have it if you were cooking rice.
Gently place the uncooked eggs into the water.
Pour about a tablespoon of vinegar into the pot. The vinegar will not alter the flavor of your eggs, it will just help the shells peel right off of them when they are ready.
Do not cover the pot.
Keep an eye on the pot for when it boils.
Once the water has come to a rolling boil set your timer for 14 minutes.
Once the timer sounds, remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place them in a bowl of cool water.
Eggs peel best if they are cold so if you need to peel them right away, do so under a stream of cold water from the faucet. If you can wait, put them in fridge in a closed container so that the sulfur smell doesn't permeate other foods in there. When you're ready to peel them, simply take them out and watch as the shell is removed easily, thanks to the vinegar!

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how do I keep boiled eggs from sticking to the shell??


Start with cold water with the eggs. Do not add eggs after water is boiling. Also helps reduce the size of the air pocket.

Dec 23, 2015 | Cooking

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I have an Abode 5 in 1 rice cooker/warmer steamer egg poacher/Noodle boiler, I would like to know how to use the egg poacher function


I have exactly the same as you, to use the egg poacher
1. put water in inner pot
2. wipe outside portion of inner pot, put inner pot into unit, turn it slightly from left to right to ensure the pot and the heating plate has a good contact
3. connect electrical cord and press switch to start cooking
4. let the water boil
5. break each egg into the hole of the poacher
6. put the egg poacher on top of the inner pot
7. cover the unit
8. cook for 3 to 5 minutes

this is what it says in the manual I hope it helps

Aug 28, 2013 | Washing Machines

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my friend bought me a hyundai egg cooker(plu 247959) but the instructions only tell you how to soft boil 2 eggs or hard boil 3! and no instructions of other amounts of eggs or how much water to use or how to use the poaching facility!!!


Ignore the instruction manual. Instead look at the measuring cup that comes with your Hyundai PLU 247959 (produced and sold under license by Poundstretcher).
On the side of the measuring cup, you can see three clusters of marks:1. 25 to 40 ml for soft-boiled eggs (symbol of egg with two horizontal lines)2. 45 to 60 ml for medium boiled eggs (symbol of egg with one horizontal line)3. 65 to 80 ml for hard boiled eggs (symbol of egg)
Egg boilers are based on the principle that the larger the volume to be heated is, the less water is required. In other words, you will need to add less water for boiling seven eggs, and more water for boiling one or two eggs.
Which means that for seven eggs to soft boil, add 25 ml; and for one egg to soft boil, add 40 ml. If you look at the markings, you'll notice that on the vertical line between 40 and 25 ml, there are seven equidistant horizontal lines, each showing the amount of water required for the various quantities of eggs.
One egg = fill with water up to the 40 ml markTwo eggs = fill up to the mark below the 40 ml markThree eggs = fill up to the second mark below the 40 ml markFour eggs = fill up to the third mark below the 40 ml mark etc, untilSeven eggs = fill up to the 25 ml mark
Medium boiled and hard boiled eggs are measured in similar ways. Works every time for me. Nice little egg boiler, by the way.

Oct 09, 2011 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

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Need directions for Comet stove top rice cooker


Fill the bottom to the line with water. Put two cups of rice in the top and two cups of water. Put on stove top on high until lower water is boiling, turn to medium heat. For white rice check after about 20 minutes, if water is assorbed and rice is tender, fluff with a fork...eat. If it needs a few more minutes of cooking, no problem.
Brown rice will take about 45 minutes.
I have used my stove top cooker for at least 35 years...ordered it with box top and some money from Comet Rice.
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I have a tefal TT550015 toast 'n' Egg and have no instructions on how to use it. Please advise


To use the egg side only, fill the measuring cup with the correct amounts of water. (One side is for boiled eggs, one is for poached eggs.) Pour the water into the basin at the bottom. For boiled- Place 1-4 eggs in the tray with the four holes. Use the sharp thing at the bottom of the measuring cup to pierce the egg shell. Place the lid over top, and hit the 'egg' button. When the light on the button goes out, remove the lid. For poached, grease the pan. Spray/ butter, whatever. DO NOT rely on the non-stick. The thick black tray for boiling eggs goes on first. With the egg in the greased pan (scrambled or whole) place the pan into the unit. There are four plastic pieces in the boiling tray to show you where it goes, the handles aligned. The round tray, with the square holes in it, can be used to warm pre-cooked meat.This is optional, and that tray goes on top. Place the lid over the top, and press 'egg'.

WARNING: this cooks by steam, and any remainder can cause burns. Be careful when removing the lid. Same goes for the product. The boiled eggs should not be touched directly.

To make an egg sandwich, load the egg side and the bread/english muffin/bagel into the toaster. Press the 'egg/toast' button BEFORE starting the toaster. The toaster will start on a timer so that the egg and toast will be done at the same time. When the toast pops up, you are good to go.

Note: there should be no water afterwards, maybe a little oil if you cooked meat. Hard water residue is easily removed with vineger and a paper towel.

Dec 02, 2008 | Back to Basics TEM-500 Egg & Muffin...

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