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Need 3 items

I need the measuring cup with egg puncturing pin, the warming tray and a Manual. Where might I purchase these 3 items? Thanks

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I found replacement parts at, which has now taken over back to basics products. You can also download the owners manual by clicking on the TEM500 and has a download for the owners manual. Hopefully this helps

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I am sorry, but I do not know how to fix your problem, but try to google your problems

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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...

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.

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I've lost my measureing cup, how much water do I put in to med poach the egg?

You need to put in just over 2 full large spoons (table spoons) of water. The manual is calling for 2 1/2 tablespoons. Just as long as you are close to this you will be fine. Here is a copy of the manual just in case you need one as well. Before you go though please be sure to rate my answer 4 thumbs up, it is extremely important to me. I would be forever grateful if you could do this.

Thanks, here is the manual:

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I have enjoyed my egg and muffin toaster for some time but all of a sudden the heater for the egg portion is not working. Is there a part (fuse?) or something that I can purchase to get it working again?

What a coincidence! My neighbor brought over his back-to-basics a couple of days ago with the same symptom.

I took it apart but haven't completed testing yet -- but it's not going to be simple. I think it's the relay for the egg cooker. It's soldered in a circuit board -- most likely will need replacing.

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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.

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$5.00 plus shipping or somewhere around $10. How much is a new toaster? I just scrubbed the remaining coating off my replacement pan that also peeled and it works fine. $10 is too much money for something that will peel just like the original. Too bad they won't make them available in stores that sell the toasters and at least save the consumer shipping.

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I found this on the Focus Electronics website, which is Back to Basics and West Brand.

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