Egg topper

I have always removed the top from our soft boiled eggs with a knife. A swift side ways cut through the top and remove.

However with the little serama eggs it’s a little more difficult. I think because they are loose in the saki cups holding them is much hotter on the fingers and the shells themselves are also harder and the whole operation is much more fiddly. Plus I have to do four instead of two.

My husband suggested that I look at gadgets to take the top off boiled eggs. I looked on Amazon and as I didn’t know what they were called I typed in to the search – taking the top off boiled eggs.

It turns out they are called egg toppers. The one I chose was the princely sum of £2.99 and free next day delivery. I couldn’t go wrong at that price.

I wasn’t sure if it would close small enough for a serama egg but I thought that if it didn’t work it would still be worth having for our winter medium sized shop bought eggs.

Egg topper open
Egg topper closed
Egg topper over a serama egg

I was waiting to try this out before giving it a review.

In the mean time, in case anyone hasn’t read the comments, David said that his wife uses an upturned regular egg cup for bantam eggs. I thought this was a genius idea that I would never have thought of.

Serama eggs on upturned regular egg cups

Left, regular egg cup, next it’s upturned and right serama eggs in the dip of the base. Thank you to David and his wife for this tip.

Now for my review of the egg topper. The next time we had soft boiled eggs I tried it. It didn’t seem to close tightly enough on the tiny egg and although it did make a cut it didn’t remove the top of the egg shell and I had to finish with a knife.

I decided to wait until this morning and try it on the slightly bigger eggs of Ebony and Flame. I thought this would work better but it was exactly the same. It crushed the shell a bit but didn’t remove it.

I squeezed it a bit harder and the egg topper came apart in bits. Well I suppose this is what I get for buying the cheapest one.

My husband put it together again easily enough. I will keep it for the winter and try it with regular sized eggs but I won’t bother using it again for my little eggs. Oh well, it was worth a try.

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8 Responses to Egg topper

  1. Jenny says:

    Oh! When I started reading the post I was so excited to see it working 🙈

    • Carol says:

      It’s funny, but I did look at bantam egg cups on Amazon, but thought that they may be the same size as the one I have and still too big for serama eggs. It is so difficult to judge the size. These look very interesting but I am guessing they would be too small as quail eggs are tiny. I never knew there were egg cups for quail eggs though. I never would have thought anyone would soft boil quails eggs. I wonder how many at a time you would eat. This is all so interesting.

  2. David says:

    Wonder if there is an egg topper for quail eggs. Not a problem which exercises me ever! Lol.

  3. marion says:

    It is good to try these things.

    • Carol says:

      At £2.99 it was no loss to try it but it was pretty useless. It just seem to crush the shell rather than cut it and not enough to remove it. I got a blog post out of it though so all is not lost.

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