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A package for the Ranting Chef? Something new to try!
The great folks at Joie, sent over two items for me to review. The first was the Big Boiley, a microwave egg boiler.
The components are pretty simple. An egg-shaped container (top and bottom) and tray to hold the eggs and a pin. Let’s give it a try.
You add a bit of water into the bottom of the container.
The next step is a little delicate. You need t pierce the yolk of the egg. Don’t worry, the yolk does not mix with the rest of the egg, but by breaking the barrier, it allows it to cook just right. Insert the pin into the bottom of the egg and into the yolk.
Place the eggs in the holder, pierced ends up.
Into the microwave. Hard boiled eggs are 10 minutes.
They come out hot and hard-boiled.
I like my hard-boiled eggs cold, so into the fridge they go (marked appropriately). The egg was cooked perfectly. It was easy to peel and tasted great. Different cooking times will deliver soft-boiled and medium-boiled eggs.
The other item Joie sent over was a microwave potato chip maker.
The contents include a bowl with a slicer built into the top, a holder to protect your hand while slicing and the ring for the microwave.
After peeling the potato (or leave the skin on if you wish), run it repeatedly across the slicing blade. It creates paper thin chips.
Place each chip into a slot in the holder. This looks like it takes some time but really only a minute or so. Sprinkle with a little salt and into the microwave for four minutes.
Out of the microwave the chips are cooked. No oil. No added fat. Only pure potato and a little salt for flavor.
My Take: Both of these products are great. The Joie Big Boiley microwave egg boiler is just so easy. It takes half the time of doing it on the stove top and keeps me from digging out a pot (which I would just have to wash later). If you are doing a dozen for deviled eggs, you are best to go the standard route, but to make an egg (or four) for breakfasts, it is perfect. The Healthy Microwave Potato Chip Maker by Joie worked surprisingly well. I was skeptical at first but the chips came out tasty and crunchy. As you can tell from the picture above there is even a little browning (which I love). Being baked, and not fried in unhealthy oil, the chips are much better for you and a single potato was sufficient for 2-3 batches. While not ideal for making chips for a party, it is perfect for an individual. Both products are great for singles or couples and allow you to save time by using your microwave even more. Look for these and other products at Joie.