If you like boiled eggs in a certain way then you know that it is a bit hard to get mild or soft boiled eggs and medium boiled ones, as it is very easy to let the egg one more minute on the cooker and it will turn hard in no time. Or , if you want to have it mildly boiled you risk taking it out too soon and then you will have to throw it away. You might say that the rule is to boil the egg for three minutes if you want it perfect – something between soft and medium. Well, allow me to disagree, as three minutes on a really hot cooker is a lot different when the fire is minimum, plus we must also take into consideration such factors like the quantity of water, the number of eggs and even the altitude.
The perfect and easiest solution for this problem is the “foolproof egg timer”. It is a gadget with the shape and size of an egg, but coloured in red. It is sensitive to the temperature of the water in the pot and not to the time, so it is able to tell you exactly when the eggs are perfectly cooked, according to your taste. That is why it is graded with soft, medium and hard and the hotter the water the darker the timer towards the middle. So it is pretty easy to see when this darker shade touches the right line. It is totally useful and also easy to use (as I said – foolproof), non toxic and funny, too. You can buy it now for £4.99.