The Best Electric Egg Cookers Of 2022

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Cooking eggs can be a surprisingly time-consuming process. First, you need to boil the water. Then you need to make sure that you simmer the eggs for the right amount of time, depending on whether you want them soft, medium, or hard-boiled. Next, you need to drain the water from the pan. Finally, there's the peeling process, which can be an annoying job at the best of times since all too often you get egg chunks coming off with the shell.

Luckily, electric egg cookers can make eggs to your desired level of doneness within minutes. Some electric egg cookers can also be used to prepare poached eggs (we all know how tricky to make these can be) and even omelets or egg bites. They are also very easy to use. Simply fill your egg cooker with water to the desired level (the water level indicates the cooking time) and wait until the gadget alerts you that your eggs are ready. And since egg cookers make eggs using steam rather than hot water, the final result is also easier to peel, as explained by Fountain Avenue Kitchen.

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Boiling and poaching eggs isn't as simple as it looks. Luckily, an electric egg cooker can take the guesswork out of ensuring that your eggs are the right consistency. All you need to do is purchase the right appliance for your exact requirements. To help you get your hands on the right gadget, we have researched some of the leading appliance brands and read hundreds of community and expert reviews about specific products.

To bring you a list of the best electric egg cookers, we have looked at a number of factors. Perhaps one of the most critical features of an egg cooker is capacity. Most egg cookers can hold between 6 and 14 eggs at a time. Many egg cookers are also designed to make poached eggs, omelets, and egg bites. More versatile appliances can even be used to steam veggies and fish.

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Best overall electric egg cooker

Composed of two tiers, the Cuisinart egg cooker can make up to 10 eggs to your exact specifications, be it soft, medium, or hard-boiled. Made from stainless steel and BPA-free plastic, the 600-watt gadget also comes with two removable trays: one for making omelets and one for poaching eggs. To cook eggs, simply use the accompanying pin to poke a tiny hole in each shell (this will prevent them from cracking) and the measuring beaker to fill the gadget's cooking plate. The machine will sound an alert when the eggs reach the desired consistency. The Cuisinart egg cooker is backed by a three-year limited warranty.

Rating the Cuisinart egg cooker 5 out of 5, Linda Thomson from Top Ten Reviews praised the appliance's consistent results, as well as its cool-touch handles and convenient cord storage area. And while she said that the appliance costs more than most of its counterparts, she also mentioned that it produces "perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs with great texture and taste." Echoing Thomson's sentiment, Bernice from the blog Super Plate said that "after [the] initial learning curve, 99% of the hard-boiled [eggshells] removed easily and [the shells were] not sticking to the egg."

At the time of this writing, you can purchase the Cuisinart egg cooker from Amazon for $39.99.

Best budget electric egg cooker

Perfect for those searching for an affordable yet effective egg cooker that's also very simple to use, the Hamilton Beach electric egg cooker can make up to seven eggs at a time. It also comes with a metal poaching tray that fits up to three eggs, a water measuring cup, and an egg-piercing tool. Depending on the desired level of doneness, the cooker can have your eggs ready in between six and eight minutes — just listen for the alert signal (via Amazon).

Despite its relatively low price tag, the Hamilton Beach electric egg cooker has fared well with reviewers. After testing the appliance, Linda Thomson from Top Ten Reviews ended up with great-tasting eggs with "firm whites and yolks that were cooked completely through with no runny center" and no cracked eggshells. According to her review, the gadget's only drawbacks include slight drips and a measuring cup with hard-to-read measurement lines, neither of which seemed to be a deal-breaker.

At the time of this writing, you can purchase the Hamilton Beach electric egg cooker from Amazon for $12.96.

Best electric egg cooker for a splurge

Aside from its rather high price tag, what sets the Chef'sChoice gourmet egg cooker apart from other similar gadgets is the fact that it can make soft, medium, and hard-boiled eggs at the same time. Unlike most other electric egg cookers, it also features an electronic timer — all you have to do to make a perfectly cooked egg is fill its reservoir up to the water line.

The striking stainless steel egg cooker is equipped with a removable tray with room for seven eggs. And in case you have a hankering for poached eggs, the cooker comes with a poaching tray for three eggs. Just like most other egg cookers, the Chef'sChoice gourmet egg cooker beeps once the eggs are done (via ABC News).

The Chef'sChoice gourmet egg cooker has received a solid 4.4 out of 5 stars from Amazon shoppers. One happy Amazon customer praised the cooker for its ease of use and consistent results, explaining, "The cook time is controlled by a slider that shows you how many minutes it will run. You can leave the slider in the same place and the cook time will be the same every day. No fuss. No guesswork." On the other hand, some Amazon shoppers complained that the gadget can leak and experience mechanical problems.

At the time of this writing, you can purchase the Chef'sChoice gourmet egg cooker from Amazon for $49.99.

Best retro electric egg cooker

Available in aqua, cream, white, and yellow, the Nostalgia retro premium egg cooker is bound to add a touch of style to your kitchen. Aside from being a fashion statement, the 14-egg cooker is also large on features. Right off the bat, the rectangular appliance boasts a vintage-inspired LED power gauge and a stylish chrome handle and on/off switch. The Nostalgia retro premium egg cooker comes with two removable egg trays, each fitting up to seven eggs at a time, an egg poacher bowl, and an egg piercer.

The Nostalgia retro premium egg cooker has garnered more than 2,000 Amazon reviews, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. One Amazon buyer said that he appreciates the cooker's ease of use, adding, "[It's] easy to understand and set up. Measuring the water is simple. Just pour the proper amount of water and flip the switch. It says it has a 'chime' when it's ready, but I'd consider it more of an alarm."

At the time of this writing, you can purchase the Nostalgia retro premium egg cooker from Amazon for $18.99.

Best electric egg cooker for egg bites

Ideal for breakfast on the run, the DASH deluxe sous vide style egg bite maker prepares perfectly done egg bites in around 10 minutes. Simply whisk the eggs, add veggies and protein, and pour the mixture into the gadget's four silicone molds or one larger mold. The DASH deluxe sous vide style egg bite maker is available in six appealing colors, including yellow, red, black, white, and aqua, and comes with a recipe book (via Amazon).

As USA Today explained, the DASH deluxe sous vide style egg bite maker cooks eggs with steam, or sous vide style, in a fraction of the time the job would normally take on the stovetop. Amazon shoppers have also applauded the egg cooker, highlighting that it's easy to clean and highly portable. One satisfied Amazon reviewer praised the cooker, saying, "[The egg bites are so] easy to make and [have] the exact same texture as the Starbucks egg bites. You can play around with what flavor you want and it also looks very cute, highly recommended." On the downside, some Amazon customers have complained that the cooker is too small and has no on/off switch.

At the time of this writing, you can purchase the DASH deluxe sous vide style egg bite maker from Amazon for $29.99.

Best electric egg cooker for versatility

Designed with two bowls stacked on top of a rice basket, the Hamilton Beach digital food steamer can cook 16 eggs at a time, as well as steam veggies and seafood. Make a complete meal by using both the bowls and the rice cooker or use the gadget's egg holder to prepare soft, medium, or hard-boiled eggs. The versatile steamer features a LED display, a digital touchpad, and an automatic warming function that kicks in once the food is cooked.

The Hamilton Beach digital food steamer received a solid score of 8.6 out of 10 on Don't Waste Your Money and 4.4 out of 5 stars from Amazon customers who praised it for being spacious and easy to use. And while some users find the appliance easy to clean, others commented that they hate cleaning it. Nevertheless, one Amazon reviewer said that she loves using the cooker for making eggs, adding, "I love boiled and deviled eggs, but peeling eggs might be my least favorite thing on earth. I don't know how or why, but they peel so easily when you use this steamer."

At the time of this writing, you can purchase the Hamilton Beach digital food steamer from Amazon for $59.99.

Best novelty electric egg cooker

Shaped like a chicken, the Maverick Henrietta hen egg cooker isn't just a fun gadget for your kitchen countertop – it's also highly functional, making up to seven perfectly cooked soft or hard-boiled eggs at once. Alternatively, the appliance can be used to poach up to four eggs at a time. To cook your eggs, simply pierce the egg shells, fill the device with water, and listen for the "chirping" sound. And after all is said and done, Henrietta can be disassembled for easy cleaning — the cooking rack, poaching tray, and lid are dishwasher-safe (via Amazon).

The Maverick Henrietta hen egg cooker has earned an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from Amazon shoppers, with 72% of buyers awarding the appliance 5 out of 5 stars. Amazon customers love the fact that the electric egg cooker is both easy to use and easy to clean. When it comes to the gadget's alert signal, however, it seems that the opinions vary. While some Amazon reviewers complained that Henrietta's "supposed chirp (or cluck) turned out to be just an ordinary beep beep beep," others say that the cooker's alert is much more gentle on the ear than the standard buzzing sound of appliances.

At the time of this writing, you can purchase the Maverick Henrietta hen egg cooker from Amazon for $32.84.