As anyone who's ever boiled an egg knows, achieving just the right level of doneness is no easy feat. The seemingly simple task is one of the most Googled questions of all time: How long does it take to boil an egg? So, despite having literally two directions (add eggs to water and boil), it can be a gamble between runny and overcooked every time you peel them open.
Enter the Norpro Egg Per'Fect Egg Timer. Just drop it in the water alongside eggs, and watch it turn from red to black as your egg cooks — like a mood ring. The egg-shaped kitchen tool is made out of heat-sensitive resin, and absorbs heat just like the actual eggs.
A dark circle appears as the temperature changes, showing you when the eggs are soft, medium, and hard (like a mood ring!). Plus, as The Strategist points out in a recent product review, the timer adjusts to however many eggs you have in the pan. The perfect hard-boiled egg can finally be achieved!
This handy tool can be purchased on Amazon or Jet.com, or at Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams-Sonoma, and Walmart. At only $6, it's a solid kitchen investment.
Norpro makes a ton of other kitchen tools we didn't know we needed, like heart and apple-shaped egg/pancake rings, a french fry cutter, and a hippopotamus-shaped tea infuser. Excuse us while we fill our carts ...