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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Egg-scuse Me?


By Jody Worsham


All rights reserved not to purchase Eggies


If you have watched TV at all in the last few weeks, I am sure you have seen the latest gadget/gizmo must have: The super egg-ceptional, egg-citing, egg-strodinary, The Eggie! This latest device to separate you from your common sense and money is a plastic egg shell…really! They show you the frustrated house wife with a bowl full of hard boiled eggs that look like she tried to peel them with a weed eater. She has been trying to peel them all night. I figure she is getting paid by the hour.


With this double offered twenty-four part egg-citing time saving invention, you can take twenty-five minutes to 1) locate both the tops and bottoms to the Eggies 2) wash the plastic egg holders,3) crack the eggs 4) pour eggs into the plastic holders, 5) mop up what you spilled,6) fish out the bits of shell that got into the Eggie holder, 7) fill a pan with water, 8) light the stove, 8) place your plastic egg holders in the water, 9) remove plastic egg holders from the water, 10) wait for them to cool, 11) remove the eggs from their holders, 12) round up all the Eggie pieces, and 13) place them in the dishwasher and hope they don't fall to the bottom and catch on fire just so you can peel a dozen eggs in thirty seconds.


Or you could put your eggs in a pan of water and boil them.


As for peeling eggs, anybody knows you can't boil and peel fresh eggs without creating the mess the advertiser has pictured. According to " Hints from Heloise" or "My Mama Done Tole Me" or maybe it was Alton Brown or Mr. Wizard, you always use eggs that are at least two days old if you are going to boil them. Once the eggs have boiled, all you need do to peel them is drain the hot water, rinse with cool water, than bounce the heck out of those eggs in the pan. Fill the same pan with a little water and the shells just fall off. You can peel a dozen eggs in less than thirty seconds without the aid of the Eggies.


Now why would anybody want to go through thirteen separate steps, try to keep up with twenty-four pieces of egg-holder-thingy-bobs, and secure them on the rack in the dishwasher when you can accomplish the same thing with one pan and a good bounce?


Egg-zactly!


12 comments:

Sharon said...

Go Jody!!

A lot of "time saving" devices are like your egg peeler thingy. Bah Humbug! Wonder how many they sold?

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Plastic? Are they trying to kill us? Nature invented the perfect egg holder...it's called a shell. Boil egg/cool egg/tap on bottom/roll firmly/peel off shell with no problem at all. Sheesh!!

ridgely johnson said...

Wish I had read this prior to Easter... when I was forced to buy FRESH eggs. My deviled eggs = weed eater eggs. Thanks for a fun post ;-)

Jeanne said...

That eggie thing must be a Texas thing. I haven't seen any eggies around here. YOu could have an implement gadget in your kitchen for every movement you make in a day. It would take you forever to get through all the gadgets. I do have a great picture in my mind of weed eater eggs. I know I have made them before.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I bet they sold millions of them. There is a fool born every minute. I have to admit though, I have fallen victim to some of these infomercials. I have about 3 or 4 of those slicer/dicers they advertise. They each have some problems in their application. They have: 1) sliced off portions of my fingers or hand, 2) taken too many steps and have too many parts, 3) don't work. I have not seen the Eggies yet, but I will look for it as I need a good laugh these days.

Jody Worsham said...

Thanks for all the comments. I enjoy hearing from all of you. The Medicare Mom.

Wanda said...

WOW! And to think I almost bought those things. Must have been an insane momement in an otherwise insane life.

Cloudchaser Sakonige said...

Every review I've ever seen of those things gave it a poor review.

nick said...

Nicely put.

Mind you, if any of us had come up with the idea, I'm sure we'd all willingly take the 100's of thousands of $$ in royality checks the inventer is probably getting. Wonder if he/she actually uses these things?

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

Ah, but I am a sucker for anything "as seen on tv". I bet at some point I will own the Eggie thingies. I am crazy like that.
Funny stuff!!

Marti said...

I love hard-boiled eggs but I wouldn't buy one of those goofy peelers. Loved your tale - thanks for sharing!

Stacey said...

What?! I've been peeling eggs all wrong in life! Who knew?!