Cuisinart CEC-10 Central Egg Poacher and boiler Reviewed

Eggs are the must-have food item in breakfast if you want to start your day healthily. You can have an egg in so many different ways, but the simple yet tasty way to cook an egg is to boil it! Even boiled eggs have variations, such as half-boiled, full boiled, etc. Still, many of us fail to have the perfect texture we want from the eggs we boil! Also, it requires lots of attention and monitoring to get the perfectly boiled egg, but that is hard for those who are always in a hurry in the morning due to work, school, or other things. To ease their pain, we’re going to review a wonderful machine named Cuisine CEC-10 Central Egg Poacher, which can boil multiple eggs at the same time with the perfect texture you want!

Features

  • Two egg holders
  • 600W heater
  • Brushed stainless steel lid
  • Built-in cord storage
  • Blue LED indicator, standby mode, and audible alert included.
  • 180ml measuring cup comes with piercing pin
  • Four egg poaching tray capacity
  • Three eggs omelette tray capacity
  • Cooks ten eggs in shells to a hard, medium, or soft consistency
  • Product dimension: 6.3 x 7.3 x 7.8 inches
  • Weight: 2.42 lbs.

Product Description 

The design of this Cuisinart central egg poacher has many positive sides and attractive as well. The stainless steel gives this poacher a polished and sleek look. The overall shape and weight are very compact, and you won’t face much difficulty storing it. It comes with a cord, and that’s easy bendable when not in use. But don’t get fooled by the shape. This machine can accommodate and cook up to 10 eggs at a time with its two stackable trays. As the weight is only 2.42 lbs. it’s very easy to carry, and when it’s hot after cooking, you won’t face difficulty to carry it on that time too as there’re handle made from rubber on both sides.

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The machine has automated features that let it boil the eggs perfectly, which is impressive. The beaker has measurements marked on it that tell you which type of eggs can be cooked to place the eggs in the proper place for the desired result. For example, for each kind of boiled eggs such as soft, medium, or hard, there’s a measurement for what amount of water is needed. And the marks on the beaker will help you to pour the water in a perfect amount. There’s a pin at the bottom of the measuring cup that creates a hole at the eggs’ end for quick shell removals.

You may find Cuisinart central egg poacher a bit complex to operate at first, but after 2-3 times, it’ll feel like a breeze. Usually, for boiling eggs, it takes 5-15 minutes depending on the boiled texture you want, which is significantly less time consuming and convenient for people with a busy schedule. Even though it has the feature to cook an omelette, it doesn’t do very great on that. We won’t say it cooks bad omelette, but the taste will be average than you expect. The LED indicator is beneficial as it notifies you when the egg is ready and maintains a standby mode until you take off the eggs. You can remove the egg holder to cool off the eggs quicker outside the machine. The removal features also make the machines super easy to clean and maintain and its dishwasher safe too. The heating plate can be cleaned easily with a water-soaked cloth. It doesn’t capture the smell of eggs if appropriately cleaned, so no need to worry about that. But remember to dry it first after every wash, before storing it.

Pros

  • Good accommodation capacity
  • Includes both poaching and omelette tray
  • LED indicator to notify when the egg is cooked
  • Very easy to clean and dishwasher safe
  • The compact shape is easy to carry and store
  • Comes with a piercing pin for easy shell removal
  • The egg holder is removable
  • Takes very little time yet provides the perfect result
  • Marks on the beaker for accuracy
  • Sleek design and high-quality stainless steel structure

Cons

  • The omelette tray is small
  • The lid gets very hot sometimes to hold
  • The LED indicator has to be turned off manually

Cuisinart egg poacher VS General Egg Poacher 

Instead of boing eggs manually, you can either use a Cuisinart egg poacher, which is an electric egg poacher, or a general egg poacher. Both of them are used for the same purpose, yet they have a few significant differences.

The first and foremost difference is Cuisinart uses electricity, but a general egg poacher doesn’t. A general egg poacher is mostly used for cooking eggs in the microwave. So, unless you have a microwave oven, a general egg poacher won’t be of any use to you.

Secondly, electric egg poachers like Cuisinart have more capacity to cook eggs than a general egg poacher. It’s difficult to find general egg poachers that cook more than six eggs, but electric egg poachers can cook 10-14 eggs at a time. Also, electric egg poachers are more durable than general egg poachers.

However, if you consider the price, the Cuisinart egg poacher requires more budget than a general egg poacher. We won’t say that general egg poachers provide poor results than electric egg poachers. There’re some top rated electric egg poachers that work really good!

Bottom Line 

Cuisinart central egg poachers let you to a good quantity of eggs, which is very convenient if you have a medium to a big family. This machine can be a great addition to your kitchen that can save you time every morning and helps you to start your day healthily. However, the price of Cuisinart is slightly higher than other egg poachers in the market, but the facility, along with the sleek design you’re going to get from it, it’s hard to find in other devices. We won’t say that this egg poacher doesn’t require any upgrade, but till then, it’s one of the best egg poachers you can have!

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