How much water should I use?
For model 86618
To get the best results we suggest using the same amount of water no matter how many eggs you are cooking or poaching.
For model 86628
For soft cooked eggs use the soft cooked water level markings on the measuring cup to determine the amount of water necessary for the number of eggs being cooked. As an example, if you are cooking 7 eggs, fill the water to the level 7 mark on the soft cooked side of the measuring cup.
For hard cooked eggs the same guideline applies except you would fill water to the level 7 mark using the hard cooked side of the measuring cup.
When hard cooking eggs, the more eggs you are cooking, the less steam escapes. If you are cooking less than 7 eggs, more steam is going to escape through the openings not occupied by an egg. When more openings are occupied by eggs, less steam escapes, and less water is needed to fully cook the eggs.
DO NOT USE DISTILLED WATER WITH YOUR EGG COOKER AS THIS CAN CAUSE THE COOKER TO SHUT OFF PREMATURELY!
What measurements do the lines on the water cup equal? If I lost my cup, how much water should I use?
Soft cooked and poached eggs:
|Line||Tbsp. Water||# Poached Eggs||# Soft Cooked Eggs|
|7||2 tablespoons + 1 1/2 teaspoons||1||7|
|6||2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons||6|
|5||2 tablespoons + 2 1/2 teaspoons||4||5|
|3||3 tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon||3|
|2||3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon||2|
|1||3 tablespoons + 2 1/2 teaspoons||1|
Hard cooked eggs:
|Line||Tbsp. Water||# Hard Cooked Eggs|
|7||5 tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon||7|
|6||5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon||6|
|5||5 tablespoons + 2 1/2 teaspoons||5|
|3||6 tablespoons + 1 1/2 teaspoons||3|
|2||6 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons||2|