Unitasker Wednesday: Eggstractor

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

Cocktail parties, luncheons, and potluck suppers occur as we approach the holiday season and many of them involve food – specifically eggs. From fancy hors d’oeuvres deviled eggs to dainty egg-salad sandwiches (with the crusts cut off) to the big jar of pickled eggs at the local pub, lots of eggs are boiled and peeled during this time of year.

If you’ve got a lot of eggs to prepare for your parties, you might consider buying the Eggstractor Egg Peeler which claims to peel eggs ten times faster and easier. But you need to watch the video several times to understand how the Eggstractor works. You’ll also need some space in your cupboards because the Eggstractor will need to be stored somewhere when you’re not using it.

Instead of cluttering your cupboards with another unitasker, try these tips to prepare lovely peeled eggs for your next party.

First of all, follow these simple steps to make hard-boiled eggs and they will be easier to peel. This was the method my grandmother always used. I’ve been using it for years and have never had a problem.

  • Add 1 tablespoon (15mL) of white vinegar to about 4 cups (1L) of water
  • Wait for the water to boil then add the eggs. Boil gently for 14 minutes.
  • Chill the eggs in an ice bath immediately when they are done.
  • Peel the eggs as soon as they are cool.

To peel eggs, this video to shows three different ways to do it in under ten seconds; the tap and roll method, spoon method, and “abra cadabra” method. You can also use a cup and some water to peel and egg as shown in this video.

So, there you have it. Perfectly peeled hard boiled eggs with multi-tasking equipment you already own.


Thanks to reader Kimberly for bringing this unitasker to our attention.

One Comment for “Unitasker Wednesday: Eggstractor”

  1. posted by Saint_Sithney on

    I’m terrible at peeling eggs. Always have been. No matter what tips and tricks I tried, the eggs always came out looking like they had been peeled by angry shrews. My dad picked up this gadget at a garage sale for 25 cents to help me out. He overpaid. This thing didn’t make any difference at all.

    The only thing I’ve found that helps me peel eggs is an automatic egg cooker. It’s a bit of a unitasker, but since I’m on a ketogenic diet to treat seizures, I decided it was worth it to be able to cook hard-boiled eggs faster.

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