Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker is a small steam cooker that can make a variety of egg dishes. Does it really work? Here is my Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker review.
Where to Purchase
Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker can be found on Amazon for about $24. You may also find it in some stores in the As Seen on TV aisle, although its availability has waned since it was first released.
About Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker
Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker is a user-friendly egg steamer that has the capacity to hold seven large eggs. The official product website was originally perfecteggmaker.com, which was registered in September 2017. The screenshot below shows how the product website looked in September 2017. As of this 2020 update, that domain now forwards to the main Copper Chef website, and I did not see the product listed there at all.
Claims & Features
- Clear dome allows you to watch your eggs cook
- Can hold 14 large eggs
- Peel eggs without making a mess
- Quick and simple
- Includes perfect poaching insert
Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker Review
There are quite a few “Perfect” kitchen items by Copper Chef, such as the Perfect Cake Pan, Perfect Loaf Pan, Perfect Bake & Crisp Pan, and Perfect Pizza Pan. Now with the Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker, we have a device that can perfectly cook up to 14 eggs at once. The original design (seen in the screen shot above) only allowed for 7 eggs to be cooked at once, but a second level was added to double the capacity for the final version.
To use Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker, you first decide which type of egg you’d like to prepare: hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, or omelette. You’ll then choose the appropriate insert and place it in the device. The available inserts are for hard boiled eggs, poached eggs, or omelettes. You’ll then fill the included measuring cup with water to match the type of eggs you are making, and pour the water into the bottom of the device.
After placing eggs in the insert, you’ll close the clear dome lid, and turn the unit on. Once it is engaged, the water is heated and steam fills the chamber to steam-cook the eggs. When creating hard boiled eggs, one key to success is poking a small hole in the shell. Some people also like to let them rest in the unit for an extra minute or two.
Pro tip: You’ll want to place the eggs in the unit small-side down.
Although the commercial refers to “perfect peel technology” as the reason eggs will be easier to peel from this unit, that “technology” is simply steaming. It is a well-kept secret among culinary elites that steaming eggs will make them easier to peel, thus I do believe that most people who use this device will find eggs easier to peel than the old fashioned way in a pot of boiling water.
I’ve found that instructions for cooking devices are typically hit or miss, but with this unit the instructions seemed to be spot-on, as my first batch (and virtually every batch since then) has turned out exactly as I expected. The total time to cook a batch of hard boiled eggs is about 15 minutes, which seems faster than the traditional method of boiling water first and then letting them sit.
The only problems I encountered were a mysterious black film that developed on the bottom of the unit. I was able to deduce that to be hard water that is common in my area of the country, and a problem easily eliminated by using distilled water. The other issue was a lack of a bell or notification to tell the user when the eggs are done. Without this feature, I am still forced to check on the unit to see if the unit has turned off.
It’s nice to see an As Seen on TV egg cooker that isn’t a cheap plastic bowl designed to go in the microwave. You may be interested in my video below which compares various As Seen on TV microwave egg cookers. Steaming eggs is actually a pretty efficient alternative to cooking eggs over traditional methods, and the Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker includes enough inserts to give you a nice variety of options. Although it’s advertised as a one-touch unit, it still may take a bit of trial and error to get your eggs just right, especially when it comes to poached eggs. You may have to play around with the amount of water to achieve anything close to a poached egg.
Although I have no complaints about the unit itself, the idea of having a single-purpose appliance is a potential con for some consumers. From what I have gathered from considerable interaction on my YouTube channel is that many consumers don’t want another item to store in their kitchen that serves only one function. I think that’s one reason a lot of these products try to advertise them as versatile, when in fact they are of limited use. The Red Copper Flipwich, for example, is advertised to have many uses, but I found it to be a glorified grilled cheese sandwich maker. The advertising for this product does try to show many different types of eggs that it can prepare, but in reality it is only designed to cook eggs.
I have reviewed numerous egg gadgets over the years, and this is the only one that I still use on a semi-regular basis, so for that reason I have to give the Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker a solid recommendation. Below you can watch my full video review of the product from April 2018.
You may be surprised to find that there numerous egg steamers that closely resemble the Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker. This $19 Rapid Egg Cooker by Dash is listed as an “Amazon’s Choice” and holds an impressive 4.6 star rating among over twenty five thousand reviews.
If you’re looking for a microwave egg cooker, you may also be interested in my comparison of several such devices below.
Your Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker Reviews
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Updated June 2020.