I used to cook my eggs in my Krups egg cookers, and that worked fine. (Confession: I have always failed with the water on the stove method, so these cookers were a Godsend to me). I have two of these cookers, and I can cook 14 eggs at a time, which is a good number, because I have an egg tray which holds 14 eggs. I cook that many at one time, and then I am ready to take eggs to work for break and lunch, and they last us all week, even if we use the eggs for other things during the week.
Essentially, that is what I have been doing with my Krups egg cookers, except that those cookers have a buzzer that goes off when all the water has evaporated. You then need to go turn the switch to off so the units don’t continue heating. The directions said to put the eggs round side down, and poke a tiny hole through the shell at the top. They are a bit messy to clean up too.
Jill’s method did give me another idea though! I have a couple of these Steamers that I steam vegetables in. I love these steamers. I usually throw cauliflaur, or broccoli, or cut up potatoes and onions, or cabbage, etc in these steamers, set the timer for 35 minutes, and when the timer ‘dings’ the cooker shuts itself off, and supper is ready. I got to thinking this might be a better way to cook my eggs. I could put 14 eggs in the ‘basket’, fill the bottom with water, set the timer for 30 minutes, walk away, and they could take care of themselves. The water all stays in there, and collects in the tray under the ‘basket’. There is virtually no cleanup. I didn’t even poke the eggs like I did with the other cookers. I cooked these this morning while I was getting ready for work. I needed one to take to work, so I put one in ice water, with a couple ice cubes, and it was ready to go. I didn’t have time to put them in their tray, so I put the basket itself in the refrigerator, and went to work.
It worked great, and my steamer is now my new way of cooking eggs! So much easier!