About Egglettes

By HighYa Staff
Published on: Jan 23, 2018

Using a two-piece design, Egglettes promises to help you make perfect hard-boiled, soft-boiled, and mini-omelet eggs in minutes, without worrying about messy shells and broken egg whites. Just crack the egg into the nonstick silicone pod, twist on the lid, boil on the stovetop, and pop them out when done.

Then, when you’re finished cooking, their dishwasher safe design promises to make cleanup super easy.

The basic idea behind Egglettes seems fairly straightforward. But does that necessarily mean that they’ll deliver on the manufacturer’s claims? Even then, are they the only option available? Let’s start answering your questions by going through a quick cooking lesson.

How Do Eggs Boil?

According to Nature.com’s Scitable, eggs are made up of a lot of protein. And when exposed to heat from boiling water, the molecular bonds of the amino acids inside these proteins change shape. Then, they “clump together and solidify, causing the egg white and yolk to harden.”

In a nutshell (or eggshell, as the case may be), this is the ‘thermodynamic’ process referenced on the Egglettes website and in their commercial.

As anyone who’s ever boiled an egg understands, though, this chemical change can cause the egg white to stick to the inside of the shell, making it tough to remove without spending precious time and creating a mess in the process.

And while there’s no foolproof method, the article goes on to explain that adding table salt or vinegar could help make peeling a bit easier. Epicurious adds a few more methods:

  1. Cracking the top and bottom, and then blowing
  2. Putting a plate over the pot (or even a plastic container) and shaking
  3. Placing a spoon underneath the egg’s shell, and then rotating
  4. Rolling the egg on the counter, submerging in cold water, and peeling the shell

Compared to these—often free—methods, let’s find out what you’ll pay for Egglettes.

How Much Do Egglettes Cost?

One set of six Egglettes is priced at $14.99, plus $3.99 S&H. Each order comes with a bonus microwave egg sandwich cooker and a free recipe booklet, which will provide a variety of “delicious egg dishes and omelet recipes.”

Idea Village backs Egglettes with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H, which you can request by reaching out to customer support at 855-355-0416. Let’s learn more about the company you’ll be calling.

What Do We Know About Egglettes’ Manufacturer?

Egglettes seemed to be a brand new product at the time of our research, although we encountered two customer reviews on Amazon, one of which gave them a five-star rating (ease of use, great results with practice), while the other rated their experience one star (priced too high).

From a company perspective, Idea Village is based out of Wayne, NJ and has been manufacturing As Seen on TV products since 2009. Some of their top-reviewed products here at HighYa include Copper Fit, Yes! by Finishing Touch, Micro Touch One Razor, and Snackeez.

Idea Village held an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, based on four consumer reviews and nearly 100 closed complaints, as of 1/22/18. Most of these appeared to revolve around products that didn’t meet expectations, along with difficulty obtaining refunds. A representative responded in each instance.

Are There Other Devices Like Egglettes?

While we encountered several related products during our research, such as electric steamers and poached egg holders, the only similar option to Egglettes we came across was Eggies.

This four-pack of holders featured a meaningfully different design than Egglettes, although they offered the same core functionality—just crack the egg into the container (and pre-season it, if desired), boil, and then untwist the cap to remove the contents.

Eggies didn’t come with a bonus microwave egg sandwich cooker or free recipe booklet like Egglettes, but it did include a free egg white separator. Price-wise, online retailers offered it for between $9 and $25, putting the product in question meaningfully lower, depending on retailer.

Related: How to Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget: Simple Money-Saving Tips

We don’t typically include feedback for third-party products in our articles, but given the essentially identical function in this instance, we think it’s worth pointing out that many Eggies customers complained that the devices tended to leak their contents into the surrounding water.

Also, due to the elbow grease necessary to clean them after each use, many customers stated they didn’t seem to save much time compared to traditional boiling and peeling.

Pro tip: To potentially help alleviate the latter problem, one Amazon reviewer recommended that you oil the inside with some cooking spray prior to use, although your mileage might vary.

We called and spoke with several customer support representatives who confirmed that the plastic used in Egglettes is BPA-free. On the other hand, there was no confirmation of this on the Eggies website at the time of our research,

Outside of price and real-world functionality, is there anything else you should keep in mind when choosing between Egglettes and the competition?

Our Bottom Line About Egglettes

In the end, we didn’t test the device ourselves. But based on what we learned during our research and from online customer feedback for functionally identical competitors, it seems that Egglettes could live up to its claim of helping you never have to peel a hard-boiled egg again.

However, you'll still have to crack the egg, which could introduce eggshells into the cup if you're not careful, so it certainly won't eliminate them altogether. Also, based on the limited online consumer reviews for Egglettes, it might take some practice before perfecting the necessary technique. Together, we think you might want to maintain realistic expectations about what you’ll experience as soon as you try them.

Whether or not you’re a professional right out of the gate or otherwise, just keep in mind that it’s not a completely risk-free transaction if you’re not satisfied, since `you’ll lose your initial $3.99 S&H. You’ll also have to pay to ship your Egglettes back to the manufacturer, which could vary greatly depending on where you live.

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6 Consumer Reviews for Egglettes

Average Consumer Rating: 1.0
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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Not worth the money

    I specifically bought these to use when I prepare stuffed eggs. I followed the directions using Pam to coat the silicone Egglettes. I boiled them for 16 minutes. I needed to gently pass a small spatula between the outside of the egg and the container for removal. My concern is that the bottom of the egg was nice and pointed like a normal egg, but the top was flat as a pancake. Not the ideal shape for a nice stuffed egg. Waste of time and effort. Don't purchase.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Don't waste your money!

    They don't tell you all the facts. Cups must be coated with oil first. It's a pain in the butt to use. A scam! Save your money and boil, with a bit of salt and vinegar, and peel your eggs yourself. Don't make Loomis rich!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Not worth using

    It is too much work to make eggs this way. It is much easier to boil the eggs in a shell and then peel off the shell. I followed all the instructions. The Egglettes did not stay upright in the water, so they came out looking distorted. Also, parts of the eggs stuck to the inside of the Egglettes and it was difficult to clean them. Not worth the bother. I would return if I could.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 18 out 18 people found this review helpful

    My cooked Egglette did not resemble the one shown on TV!

    I just received my Egglettes orders. I was so excited, but what a disaster.

    First of all, there's nothing easy about it. The TV commercial is misleading as it fails to disclose to add oil. Why would I want my boiled egg to be "oily."

    Second, the cook time was longer than noted in the instructions.

    And third, I couldn't get the egg to release as shown on TV.

    I called customer service this morning, and I tried again, following the instructions to the letter. Same results. It took so much more time than simply boiling an egg, and it was so messy. The oil, the residue in the Egglette, the strange-shaped egg, the taste, and the clean-up. It's been two days, and I'm still trying to get the residue out so I can return the product. I am so disappointed!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 20 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Waste of money

    • Alabama,
    • Feb 1, 2018
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    I was so excited to get my Egglettes and to try them. The first day I had them I just had to try them out. I oiled them up and put in my eggs. I tried to make sure they didn't fall over, since they have a vent hole in the top. When finished cooking I let them cool. When I tried to get the eggs out, they did not just pop out. They also leave parts of egg in the Egglettes that are very hard to clean out. That and the fact that the eggs are rubbery. I am very disappointed in these and am going to give them away.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Feb 2, 2018

      Giovanni Pasquale

      When you stated, "I tried to make sure they didn't fall over since they have a vent hole in the top" it sounds to me like you used some other cooking method OTHER than boiling them in water. From what I have seen, when you put them in BOILING WATER as your supposed to, they don't look like they can fall over. Did you microwave them? (Which you are not supposed to do.)

    • Feb 5, 2018

      Tom Horne

      They do not sink to the bottom and sit on the cross area. They kind of just float around in the water. If they fall over, the water will get into the vent hole.

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  • 19 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Non existent shipping and no way to contact them.

    It's been three weeks now since I ordered this product and all I have been told is that my order is back ordered.

    I cannot reply to the email address that sent that email as it just bounces back as invalid. Also, the customer service emails and telephone numbers on the getegglettes.com website do the same.

    So I am beginning to suspect that this company is a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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