How to use the egg boiler correctly: a guide

Anyone who values their perfect breakfast egg will most likely purchase an egg stove at some point. However, operating an egg stove is not quite as simple as it seems at first glance – there are definitely pitfalls. Therefore, how to conjure up a perfect egg with the egg stove, we reveal in our article.

Egg stove vs. cooking in a pot

Even with a lot of experience and intuition, cooking eggs in a pot is still a matter of luck. Eggs don’t always turn out perfectly the way you want them to. The water temperature can vary slightly, the shell thickness and the weight is always slightly different from egg to egg. This results in natural fluctuations.

With the egg stove, on the other hand, many things are very precisely measured – the heat development is always the same, the time can be set very accurately and the amount of water is measured very precisely. In the end, you can predict the result much more accurately than if you simply put eggs into boiling water.

Classifications and classes

Just as the boiling process can be regulated very precisely, the eggs are also classified quite accurately when boiled in the egg stove. In addition, there are fixed classifications for the degree of hardness of the egg.

Weight classes

The weight classes of eggs are standardized and are always indicated on the packaging. In addition, there are also quality classes (A and B), which do not play a role for the household, however, since only quality class A is offered here anyway. Grade B is used exclusively for the food industry.

The weight classes are divided as follows:

AbbreviationWeight class designationWeight in g
XLvery largemore than 73 g
Llarge63 g to 72 g
Mmedium53 g to 62 g (this is the standard size for most eggs, egg stoves are also designed for this)
Ssmallless than 53 g


Eggs are professionally divided into the following degrees of hardness

  • hard eggs
  • nucleus soft eggs
  • soft eggs

How to use the egg boiler correctly

Fill the heating tray with the specified amount of water
2. Place egg carrier on top
3. Pierce eggs on blunt side with egg pick
4. Place eggs with the pointed side down on the carrier
5. Put on the cover
6. Set hardness level
7. Adjust the egg quantity (depending on the number of eggs inserted, it must be adjusted accordingly)
8. If necessary, readjust the egg weight (weight class)
9. Start cooking process

Tips & Tricks

The operating instructions are the same for most egg stoves on the market. In some cases, however, the operation may differ. Therefore, always read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully before using the appliance for the first time.

Elizabeth Green

Elizabeth Green

Elizabeth Green is a seasoned home chef and culinary expert who has a passion for all things kitchen-related. With her extensive knowledge of the latest kitchen products and appliances, Elizabeth provides insightful reviews and recommendations to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. Whether you're looking for a new refrigerator, blender, or cookware set, Elizabeth is your guide to finding the best kitchen products available in the UK.

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