Now this is dead brilliant, what?

Check out these two ingenious devices for cooking perfect eggs. First we’ve got the British Egg Information Service (yes, that’s a real thing), with their “self-timing egg,” which is

… imbued with the powers of heat-sensitive invisible ink that turns black the minute that it is ready. All you need to do is decide whether you prefer your eggs soft, medium or hard-boiled, and buy accordingly.

Just think: No more agonizing over gray yolks! You’ll take first prize with your deviled eggs at the next office picnic!

OK, you can calm down now and take a dekko at the PerfEGG, which was designed by a 22-year-old industrial-design student at Brunel University. The PerfEGG “keeps the water temperature constant for 8.5 minutes without reaching boiling point. The aim is to let the egg white coagulate but keep the yolk runny.”

Being slightly more oriented on the soft-boiled process, the PerfEGG is impossibly, delightfully British. Except for the Anglophiles who stock egg cups along with tin toast racks and bottles of Pimm’s, most Americans don’t seem to have too much call for soft-boiling their eggs, perching them in the aforementioned egg cups, beating a staccato with their spoon, and dipping hot buttered toast strips in the golden pool within.

However, as I am one of those Anglophiles and also wish to take a blue ribbon for my deviled eggs, I have my fingers tightly crossed that both these eggzacting devices make it across the pond very soon.

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