My eggs are too soft/hard, what do I do?
The amount of water placed into the base will determine the softness/hardness of the eggs. Be sure to use the measuring cup for model 86628 and the line marking in the base for model 86618. DO NOT USE DISTILLED WATER AS THIS CAN CAUSE THE EGG COOKER TO SHUT OFF PREMATURELY!
Use the following chart to determine the amount of water to be used. If you want harder cooked eggs use 1 tablespoon more water than recommended. If you want softer cooked eggs use 1 tablespoon less water than recommended.
|Egg Size||Desired Doneness||Recommended Amount Water||Approximate Cooking Time|
|Small||Poached or soft-cooked||2 tablespons (1/2 of measuring cup)||4 to 6 minutes|
|Medium, Large||Poached or soft-cooked||1/4 cup (1 full measuring cup)||6 to 10 minutes|
|Small, Medium, Large||Hard cooked||2/3 cup (about 2-1/2 measuring cups)||15 to 20 minutes|
Use the soft cooked water level markings on the measuring cup to determine amount of water for number of eggs being cooked. Example: for 7 eggs fill water to the 7 level mark on the soft cooked side of measuring cup.
Use hard cooked water level markings on the measuring cup to determine amount of water for the number of eggs being cooked. Example: for 7 eggs fill water to the 7 level mark on the hard cooked side of measuring cup.
Soft cooked takes approximately 11 to 13 minutes.
Hard cooked takes approximately 13 to 17 minutes.
Poaching takes approximately 6 to 8 minutes.