Last week I bought a uni-tasker, and I am so happy with it! I got an electric egg cooker, and I think it may be up there as my favorite kitchen tool ever!
So, I can not make good eggs. I have tried every "perfect" recipe, from putting vinegar in the water, to making them in the electric water kettle (a'la Alton Brown). My sister has her no-fail recipe which like other methods, only worked occasionally for me. I didn't have trouble with green rings, my problem was always peeling, with the pock-marked eggs looking like they lost a serious battle.
My husband, who is German, suggested that I get an egg cooker. They are a mainstay in German kitchens and even the drugstores there carry them. I finally found one in the US http://www.cuisinart.com/products/spe... and bought it. My life has CHANGED!
Seriously, this is the coolest thing ever! You just add the number of eggs you want, add the correct amount of water, pierce the top of the eggs, and start it. It adjusts (by the amount of water) to soft, medium or hard eggs, and up to 7 eggs at once. It's like magic! And the eggs are perfectly cooked - no hassle, and they peel like a DREAM! I can't believe how much I love this thing!
The only drawback is that there is a scale left on the bottom after making the eggs, but I immediately poured in a spoonful of white vinegar. By the time it cooled, I just wiped it out and the scale was gone.
So, what's YOUR favorite uni-tasker?