For hundreds of years, boiled eggs have been the bane of picnics, packed-lunches and dinner plates the world over. It’s their completely illogical shape. No use to man or beast a peeled, hard-boiled egg just won’t do as it’s told. Carry it in a loose lunchbox and it’ll get smooshed, Take it on a picnic and it’ll be rolled away by ants. Serve it on a plate and it’ll end up sliding about like a chubby figure skater. It’s enough to put you off oeufs for life.
But we've now discovered the Egg-Q-Ber and finally brought a little discipline to our dinner plate – because this startlingly nifty gadget will turn any peeled, hard boiled egg into an almost perfect cube.
Just pop it in, close the lid tightly and leave it for 1 minute. That’s it! After 60 anxious seconds you can remove your almost perfectly cubed egg, ready to stack neatly in a bento box, sit on a potato waffle, slather with devilling cream or slice into squares for perfectly uniform sandwich coverage. And just like that, another of life's great quandaries solved.
The applications of this technology are impossible to count, but here's 7:
Make yourself an edible egg dice. Do not eat it until you roll a 6
Create hundreds of egg cubes and build yourself a luxurious egg villa
You could use it as a cruel castration device
Probably also works with strawberries and shallots
Keep your contact lenses in it, you square eyes
Pop the eggs in the freezer afterwards = delicious eggy ice cubes that won't dilute your drink
Just an enjoyable and messy way to crack an unboiled egg
Turns freshly hard-boiled and peeled eggs into cubes
I have just made square eggs and soldiers and loved it. I was a but sceptical at first but was very exciting by the results :)))) I put a picture on Facebook and my friends are all wanting to buy one now!! Nicole, Peterborough - 29th September 2013
I love it! Who wouldn't want one? I was so egg-cited to get it! :). Sarah, Worthing - 8th July 2013
Brilliant innovative gadget better than eggs-pected.
Have perfected the cube by leaving in Q-ber as per directions for 2 mins and then turning a few more times, eggs-cellent results. Wendy, Birmingham - 5th December 2012
Firebox says: Better then you were eggs-pecting.............Badoom Tish!
Molly - the question why would you not want your eggs cubed!! Tesselation is the key to efficent sandwiches! Wilf, Oxfordshire - 4th December 2012
But why would u need to make your eggs cubed?
x. Molly!, LONDON!!! - 23rd November 2012
Firebox says: You wouldn't want your eggs to roll away unexpectedly, Molly!