Toastmaster 6506 Egg Head Egg Cooker
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- Poaching trays included
- Cooks up to 7 eggs at one time
- Audible signal when eggs are ready
- Lighted on/off switch
- Concealed cord storage
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The best things about the eggs are the perfect consistency of white and yolk, no green scum aroung the yolk, and easy peeling. The shell practically comes off by itself!
The best things about the cooker are:
1. How easy it is to start the cooking process (measure and add the water, place the eggs in the cooker and pierce the top, put on the lid, press the On button). Couldn't be simpler.
2. The excellent eggs.
3. Easy cleanup (rinse the tray and lid, wipe out the interior of cooker). Easiest cleanup of all of my small kitchen appliances.
About the buzzer: I think they made it loud because the eggs should be rinsed with cold water after cooking (although I forgot to do that the first time I used the cooker, and the eggs turned out perfectly anyway), and also for safety reasons.
Here is a suggestion for folks who are worried about the loud buzzer or about the safety aspect: Plug the cooker into an electric timer that will shut off the power to the cooker. You can set the timer to turn off the cooker shortly before the buzzer goes off or shortly after. I use a Gra-Lab darkroom timer, but a digital timer like the ones sold at Radio Shack would work great. You can also use the timer for other small kitchen appliances that don't automatically shut off.
It cooks the eggs by heating some water you measure and place in the base of the cooker with a special provided measuring device (shot-glass looking thing) which doubles as the egg piercing device when you turn it upside down (which might be rather dangerous if you have children who might get their mits on it). The cooker seems to pay attention to how hot the water is and buzz when it hits a certain temperature; it's not time based.
In this regard it works at what it's supposed to do well. It cooks the eggs very well and to just the right consistency when making poached eggs. I've also made a hard boiled egg in it and that worked fine as well. However just exactly how much water you put in isn't specified for anything except one sample. For instance, on poached eggs, 2 med. eggs is supposed to take a #5 of water, but if you're doing large eggs, you have to guess how much more water that would be.
The largest problem with this cooker (As other's have mentioned) is the alarm when the eggs are done. I swear deaf people can hear this thing it so loud. I really think they use old fire alarms from high schools. You cannot make eggs for breakfast in bed without waking up the person in bed, even if they're on the other side of the house. My car horn isn't as loud.... (I'm not exaggerating...)
I too, suggest you keep looking, unless your deaf. Although it makes good eggs, the other flaws outweigh that plus in this device.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had mine for 4 years now, I use it frequently. The eggs come out perfect every time. I came to amazon to order one for my grandson but am sorry to see they don't have any. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Maurice Bunker
I know this thing isn't available now, but just in case it ever comes back again, I thought I'd leave this review. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Casey Phillips
I love this egg cooker but I still haven't figured out which side of the measuring container that you are supposed to use for the eggs. Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by SJJ
I love my Egg Head! I have had it several years and it is still going strong! I would recommend it to anyone and I have!Published on July 3, 2011 by Payton
I picked mine up at a garage sale for 1 dollar. I thought, It's only a buck. My husband tried it 1st. The buzzer did kind of startle him. You do know when its done. Read morePublished on June 19, 2011 by Keedah 1
I have had this for over 5 years and I have never been dissapointed in the results! Hard boiled, soft boiled, 2 eggs to 7 eggs. It just doesn't matter! Read morePublished on December 2, 2010 by Silver Bear
I don't see a problem here. If you know what your doing, it's a nice unit.
It' has a small buzzer in side, but won't wake up the dead. Read more
I was never able to get an egg cooked just like I wanted until I got my Egg Head. How could it be any easier? Read morePublished on August 28, 2009 by Connie Lynn
I actually purchased this Egg Head egg cooker as a Christmas gift for my niece. But I own one, and I love it! Read morePublished on November 1, 2007 by K. Tuckwell