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Egg Master App: taking the guesswork out of boiling eggs

Egg Master App: taking the guesswork out of boiling eggs |

Just ignore the blue shadows. The teaspoon’s handle is blue and it cast a tinge on the photo which was taken at night under not very prime lighting conditions.

This isn’t about food photography anyway. This is about an app called Egg Master. Alex has had it in her iPhone for a while and had been wanting to try it. Thing is, it’s not an app one can try just by tapping on the keypad. Real eggs are essential to use the app because it is about taking the guesswork out of boiling eggs.

What’s in the app?

It starts with an adjustable diagram for measuring the size of the egg. Place the egg over the phone’s screen then adjust the diagram on the app so that the height and width of the real egg is about the same as the diagram on the screen.

Having determined the size of the egg, the app will calculate how many minutes it will take to cook the egg depending on how firm or runny you want the egg white and the egg yolk.

And here’s the unique thing.

We’ve always been told that we have to put the eggs in a pan with room temperature water. With Egg Master, the water is boiled first. A rolling boil. Then, the heat is turned off and the egg is gently lowered into the hot water using a spoon. The pan is covered and that’s when you start counting the time.

The egg in the photo was cooked for exactly five minutes. The white is firm; the yolk is runny all the way. Perfect!

Egg Master is available on iTunes.

This is NOT a paid post.

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