Egg Pod is a device that allows you to make four hard boiled eggs in the microwave. Does it really work? Here is my Egg Pod review.
Where to Purchase
There are three primary places where Egg Pod can be purchased. You can find it on Amazon for about $20, or in some stores in the As Seen on TV aisle for about $15-$20. The official website is tryeggpod.com where it currently costs $19.99 + $6.95 shipping.
About Egg Pod
Egg Pod is an egg-shaped plastic device with an aluminum interior that allows you to cook and partially peel hard boiled eggs all in the same unit. The official product website is tryeggpod.com, which has been advertising throughout the first half of 2020.
Claims & Features
- Cooks and peels hard boiled eggs
- Microwave use only
- Space saving design
- BPA free plastic
Egg Pod Review
The As Seen on TV industry seems to have an obsession with egg gadgets, going back decades, and for reasons I can only imagine. Today I’m taking a look at the Egg Pod, which is a small egg-shaped device that allows you to produce four easy-to-peel hard-boiled eggs
Using Egg Pod is rather straightforward. Insert four eggs, add 50ml of water (with the supplied measuring cup), microwave for about 9 minutes, let sit for 2 minutes, run under cool water for 2 minutes, vigorously shake the Egg Pod (with water still in the unit), and you should have four easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs. The only step that didn’t go smoothly for me was the shaking, which is said to require 10 shakes in the instructions. I found that quite a bit more shaking was needed in order to loosen the peels.
The official Egg Pod website states, that the “unique design peels cooked eggs for you in seconds.” It could be a minor point, but I take a little issue with this wording which could be interpreted to mean that the device does the peeling for you, but that is not the case. You still have to peel the eggs yourself, but the vigorous shaking in the water is a proven technique to help separate the egg from the shell. There are even products dedicated to this technique, such as The Negg. I should also note that the vigorous shaking did result in water leaking out of the sides (even though the unit was locked). I don’t think that is a deal breaker, but you may want to keep that in mind on your first use so you can be ready!
Overall I found the Egg Pod to work as advertised, and the instructions seemed to be accurate. The eggs that I “boiled” in the unit turned out as well as I would expect with other methods. Taste and texture were indistinguishable from traditional hard boiling methods. I would caution that different types of eggs and microwaves of varying power could affect your results, but in my case the eggs turned out when the instructions were followed to the letter.
There is, of course, the argument that such a device may not be necessary at all. Spending 13 minutes cooking and cooling does not seem much faster than boiling a pot of water in which you can cook a dozen or more eggs at once, and you also don’t need a dedicated single-use device for that method. Egg Pod also limits you to only four eggs at a time, and there were no instructions how to cook less than four eggs – so that might take some trial and error to get right.
I do think the Egg Pod works, although I’m not convinced it is necessary.
Below you can see my reviews for the Egg Pod and also the Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker, along with my egg peeler comparison (which also includes The Negg).
Among the seemingly countless egg gadgets I have reviewed over the years, I would recommend the Copper Chef Perfect Egg Maker as a viable alternative to the Egg Pod. It sports a similar shape, although it can hold 14 eggs and is a standalone unit, meaning you don’t even need a microwave. That item costs roughly the same as Egg Pod, depending on where you get it. You can also see my full review of that item above.
Your Egg Pod Reviews
Have you used Egg Pod or a similar item? Tell me what you think in the comments below.