My husband and I are now in our early 60's and have never thought of purchasing one of these egg cookers. Over the years, we have loved making hard boiled eggs for healthy protein snacks and also to make varieties of egg salad. No matter which formula we have use from boiling, timing, adding vinegar, not adding vinegar, immediately submersing the hard boiled eggs in cold water, peeling right away, peeling later after refrigerating,...Oy, it's always a struggle to easily and quickly remove the shell. Often, the yolks are discolored with gray sulfur, and not very appealing or under cooked or cooked til rubbery. I chose this particular one after looking at several other options out there. The small space it takes on the counter - good. Since we are only two people, the option of cooking from a few eggs to up to 7, with a choice of soft, medium and hard (come out perfectly), and the choice to make poached eggs (up to 4) helped to decide on this one. Stainless steel dome cover looks attractive. Most importantly, I knew I wanted an "audible" buzzer to alert me when done, turn it off and to remove the eggs was not always an option on others that cost more. Without that buzzer, you could easily not notice, and you've lost your SOFT boiled egg even if it automatically turns off, you must remove from heat. Hint: when you use the little sharp pointed needle pricker on the bottom of the measuring cup, set your egg on a towel to keep steady with the wider end up. Then, don't just try to pierce your raw egg with pressure of pushing down with your hand. No. Instead, place the inverted cup on your egg end, and take your RH fingers closed together, and tap it using your fingers like a little hammer. Takes one tap to pierce and a second firmer tap to totally finish the pierce. I have had no broken eggs, that's easy to do, tap-tap, and you're ready to place pierced end up in the cooker. A purchase my husband totally approved because he'll use it and loves the end result - perfectly cooked to his pleasure, eggs. The perfect food with only 70 calories in a large egg, 6 grams of protein, and lots of good nutrients. If you want just egg whites, make up to four poached with whatever seasoning and little extras you want to add for a little spice and improved taste. Everything stores nicely inside the unit under the dome cover. So practical, easy, neat and helpful in your kitchen.
In the last month i went through 4 meat slicers all of them different brands. None of lasted more than a miminute or two before the motor burned up. I did some research on motor watts and found out Kalorik had two models that had a 180 & 200watt motors. This was double the wattage of most other brands. This meat slicer is awesome and easy to clean. The 180 watt motor is very powerful and kept slicing even frozen meat no matter how thin or thick the slices where. I like the fact it comes apart very quickly for cleaning. Over all im very happy with the Kalorik Slicer. Have cut alot of meat for beef jerky, deli meats, and fruit for dehydration.
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