Egg Cooker

Does the model 86628 Egg Cooker have an auto shut off?
Why does my new Egg Cooker's alarm sound before my eggs are done cooking?
Why do I have to use more water for fewer eggs when I am hard cooking eggs?
What measurements do the lines on the water cup equal?
My eggs are too soft/hard, what do I do?
What are the approximate cooking times for the Egg Cooker?
Can I use distilled water in my Egg Cooker?
How can I prevent my eggs from sticking to the poaching pan?
How do I clean my egg cooker?
Can I wash my egg cooker parts in the dishwasher?
How do I remove the stains and mineral deposits from the base of my Egg Cooker?

Does the model 86628 Egg Cooker have an auto shut off?

The model 86628 Egg Cooker does not shut off automatically. An audible alert will sound to let you know the eggs are done cooking. To turn the egg cooker off you must turn the switch to "OFF."

Why does my new Egg Cooker's alarm sound before my eggs are done cooking?

The alarm may sound prematurely the first couple uses. This is due to the lack of surface tension on the smooth plastic. Because water will not cling to the plastic, water leaves the center heating circle which allows the thermostat to reach over 212°F. The thermostat reacts as though it has gone dry and sounds the alarm. To prevent this from happening again, fill the egg cooker base with enough cold water to cover the entire base reservoir. Turn the egg cooker on with none of the accessories on it and let it boil dry. This will leave a residue on the heating circle. The alarm will be sounding while the appliance is boiling dry. This generally solves the problem, but it may have to be done more than once.

Why do I have to use more water for fewer eggs when I am hard cooking eggs?

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.

What measurements do the lines on the water cup equal?

Click here for the measurements.

 

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. Use less water for softer eggs, more water for harder eggs. Be sure to use the measuring cup for model 86628 and the line marking in the base for model 86618.
Click here if you need the measurements

What are the approximate cooking times for the Egg Cooker?

Soft cooked takes approximately 11 to 13 minutes.
Hard cooked takes approximately 13 to 17 minutes.
Poaching takes approximately 6 to 8 minutes.

Can I use distilled water in my Egg Cooker?

Using distilled water in your Egg Cooker can cause it to shut off prematurely.

How can I prevent my eggs from sticking to the poaching pan?

We recommend lightly buttering or oiling the egg cups before placing the eggs in them. After washing the poaching rack in the dishwasher it is recommended that you lightly oil the surface with vegetable oil to recondition the non-stick surface. Over time you may need to replace the poaching pan.

How do I clean my egg cooker?

Wash cover, poaching pan, cooking rack and measuring cup in hot soapy water, rinse and dry.
Allow base to cool, remove cord, add small amount of hot soapy water to base and scour lightly. Wipe with damp cloth and dry.

Can I wash my egg cooker parts in the dishwasher?

The cover, poaching pan and cooking rack are top rack dishwasher safe. The underside of poaching pan will discolor which is normal but does not affect their performance.
After cleaning in dishwasher the non-stick surface of the poaching rack should be wiped lightly with a small amount of vegetable oil to recondition the surface.
The measuring cup should not be washed in the dishwasher.

How do I remove the stains and mineral deposits from the base of my Egg Cooker?

To remove mineral deposits pour enough white distilled vinegar or lemon juice into base to cover deposits and let soak until deposits are dissolved. Drain base, rinse carefully, and wipe dry.