Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Invented by someone French.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.



Hard boiled egg option on stoves

push one button... Perfect hard boiled eggs
  [vote for,

An option for stoves. Put pot with water and eggs on stove. Push the HBE button. The stove heats up to high... Boils the water for five minutes, then turns itself off.

Come back minutes, hours, days later. Perfect hard boiled eggs. No muss, no fuss, no forgetting about your eggs or falling asleep in front of the telly and burning your house down.

r_kreher, May 21 2016

Automatic egg cookers https://www.amazon....f=pd_sl_akn4bs4pd_e
Boiled rather than Baked ... WKTE [8th of 7, May 22 2016]

Uniform circular motion https://en.wikipedi...lar_motion#Velocity
Round and round.. . [8th of 7, May 24 2016]

Burner timers Burner_20timers
Prior art [bungston, Jul 03 2016]


       Perhaps paired with a contraption that keeps the white from sticking to the shell? Bun either way [+]
whatrock, May 22 2016

       Salt in the water! (fire in the sky...)
r_kreher, May 22 2016


       Hardly an innovative idea.
8th of 7, May 22 2016

       those little tinker toy appliances never work, and are never around when you need them. i consider them little gifts you give to people you really don't care about.
r_kreher, May 22 2016

       ^ Hear! Hear! Afterwards the eggshell-infused water can be used to brew delicious coffee. Have another bun [+]
whatrock, May 22 2016

       how does the stove know how many eggs are in the pan? I imagine boiling 6 eggs takes longer than 1. I could be wrong, it has happened.
po, May 23 2016

       If it's the water temperature that's monitored, then the number of eggs should make no difference.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 23 2016

       I think the water will boil slower if there are more cold eggs to heat up and it may require more water to cover more eggs.
po, May 23 2016

       With a stove top, there's usually a large excess of energy supply such that once the water starts to boil, the number of eggs is irrelevant.   

       The size and geometry of the pan will have an impact on heating time much greater than the number of eggs.
8th of 7, May 23 2016

       Here's how I see this. It's night. Take your favorite pot, put in some QUALITY raw eggs. Say 8. Put in enough water to cover the eggs. Put in a lot of salt. (Half a handful) Cover pot with its good-fitting top.   

       Hit the HBE button and go to bed. The stove will heat the salt water and eggs up to a boil, let the eggs boil for 5 minutes, maybe 10 if you live on a mountain)   

       Then the stove will turn itself off. The eggs and water will cool down to room temperature. In the morning, you will have PERFECT hard boiled eggs that are extremely easy to peel.   

       Put them in the fridge. Enjoy a high protein, low whatever, gluten-free blah blah blah.   

r_kreher, May 23 2016

       actually you're meant to change the hot water for cold after boiling for the best boiled eggs. your idea needs further development.
po, May 23 2016

       Definitely an application for a tiny trebuchet, to fling the cooked eggs on a ballistic path from the hot water to the cold.   

       Since the eggs are already hard-boiled, there's no risk of damaging them.
8th of 7, May 23 2016

       //you're meant to change the hot water for cold after boiling for the best boiled eggs//   

       Chef Gordon Ramsay, addressing the Hard Boiled Egg Specialists Consortium May, 2004. "Cold water is for suckers."
r_kreher, May 23 2016

       Being vaguely familiar with Mr. Ramsay's notoriously earthy conversational style, we suspect that "suckers" was either misheard, or is a typo.
8th of 7, May 23 2016

       If they sit in the water for too long, they will get the greenish rim around the yellow part. This is not good. Making hard-boiled eggs is eggzact science! Either boil ten minutes then plunge into cold water, or boil for a few minutes, turn off heat, and let sit for 20 minutes - no more than 20 minutes for a perfect egg. Then plunge into cold water!
xandram, May 24 2016

       10 minutes? how big are your eggs? LOL   

       [8th] <applause>   

       do we not have a like button yet?
po, May 24 2016

       // how big are your eggs ? //   

       "it takes 50 minutes to soft-boil an ostrich egg and 90 minutes to hard-boil it." - from the Daily Mail, so it MUST be true ...   

       No, there's no "like" button. If there was, there would have to be a "hate" button, too.
8th of 7, May 24 2016

       And a 'lite hake' button for when you don't feel like eggs.
AusCan531, May 24 2016

       // we suspect that "suckers" was either misheard, or is a typo.//   

       Right you are. In all actuality, he said, "chicken pluckers".   

       He called me a few moments ago to tell me to get the pluck out of his kitchen.
r_kreher, May 24 2016

       //they will get the greenish rim around the yellow part// Yes my friend. It's called gourmet..
r_kreher, May 24 2016

       Supposedly you can cook eggs by whirling them around and around in a sling. I have no idea how that works, but it might be fun for the stovetop.
baconbrain, May 24 2016

       If it was joule heating from air friction, the sling would have to be travelling at a substantial fraction of Mach speed, around 330 m/s...   

       With a 1.5m radius sling, that gives a circumference of about 10m. Assuming a velocity of 250m/s is needed for heating, that implies 25 revs/s or 1500 rpm, sustained for three minutes.   

       Since a = v^2/ r, the acceleration in m/s^2 is (250^2)/1.5 = 42,000 or 4200g, which seems rather high...
8th of 7, May 24 2016

       You read the article all wrong. "Whirling Dervishes Won't Eat Deviled Eggs" means something else entirely.
r_kreher, May 24 2016

       Do tell...
8th of 7, May 25 2016

       // Supposedly you can cook eggs by whirling them around and around in a sling. //   

       No. You can scramble them by doing that.
notexactly, Jul 03 2016

       You can't cook eggs by whirling them on a string. However, you can stand on a raw egg. You need to have bare feet (or socks), and a hard floor. As long as you step onto it carefully, a raw egg can support your entire body weight. Seriously - try it.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 03 2016


back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle