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    This Egg Cooker Is Egg-cellent For Helping Push Me Through Stress-Induced Appetite Loss

    It's fast, easy, and doesn't take up too much ~eggs-tra~ space. What's not to love?

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    This Dash Rapid Egg Cooker ($16.99+) helped pull me out of my quarantine eating funk and now, it's literally a permanent part of my household (and basically my family since my mom can't stop using it either 🤷🏿‍♀️).

    An egg cooker with six eggs sitting inside of it with the lid on

    If you think I'm just being eggs-tra, then please, hear me out about this.

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    The last few months sucker-punched my entire wellness routine and the first thing it KO'd was my eating plans. Why? Well, when I get stressed out, my appetite is always the first thing to check out.

    I realized the problem was that I wasn't feeling as motivated to get out of bed as early as I normally do. So, I was sleeping through my typical breakfast time. Pair that with my anxiety and I quickly went from the robust Southern-cooked breakfasts I'm used to — to just downing a yogurt drink or skipping breakfast altogether.

    I needed a quick way to make breakfast that worked with the depleted energy levels I was running on. Enter, my beloved, blessed egg cooker.

    The black version of the egg cooker with the transparent lid on which is full of steam
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    This thing may be small but it makes a big difference! It comes with a removable lid, a book of instructions and recipes, a tray that holds up to six eggs, a tray for making poached eggs and omelets, and a tiny container for filling up the cooker with enough water to get your eggs to the level of "done" that you like including soft, medium, and hard.

    And it's so easy to use! All you have to do is fill up the container with the amount of water you need. Then, use the bottom of the container (which has a poker) to put a tiny hole on the smaller end of each egg.

    BuzzFeed / Marquaysa Battle

    That hole is what allows the steam from the water to cook the eggs from the inside out.

    Once the water is in and the eggs are properly poked, it only takes one button to get the cooking started (which is my mom's favorite thing about the egg cooker).

    Close-up of the power button that sits at the center of the egg cooker
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    The wait time (for hard-boiled eggs) is 12 to 15 minutes. If you want them to be extra hard, then let them stay in the cooker for a beat even after the device sings its song to alert you that it's done.

    And when the eggs ARE done? 😋

    five halves of hard-boiled eggs with spices on top
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    Those babies are DELICIOUS! I threw some Himalayan salt, paprika, and a green herb mix on mine. They taste better that way to me but I also feel like a lil' chef with the presentation 🤪. I used my egg cooker the same day I got it in the mail and I have honestly used it almost every day since. I thought it would just help me on the many days when I feel too sluggish to really cook but it's actually good even when I'm bouncing off the walls and feeling up to making a full spread.

    Using my egg cooker has become part of my morning routine, which is super important to me in keeping my head clear for the day ahead and claiming some peace for myself.

    Three split boiled eggs on a plate with sausage links and bacon strips
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    Since I know I'll just be popping eggs into my cooker and letting it do all the work, I drag my feet way less. I went from barely eating breakfast at all due to stress — to using this thing OBSESSIVELY since it's so easy and fast to use. The thing is just faster and look at that hard-boiled perfection! I love that I can let the eggs do their thing while I prep every other part of my breakfast. This way, stuff gets done and is still warm at around the same time. Lacking the energy and motivation to hop up and make breakfast may seem minuscule but it was doing a number on the energy and creativity levels that I needed to push through the day. It feels so good to be back in the groove!

    After sharing with my BuzzFeed colleagues just how much I agree with the other 13,000+ folks who gave the egg cooker 5-star reviews on Amazon, I found out that it's already a crowd favorite on my team. (Hey, I've only been here for a little under a year, with half of it spent in quarantine, so forgive me for being late to the party, peeps.)

    two halves of one boiled egg on a plate with plain white toast, berries, and slices of cheese
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    Here's what BuzzFeed editor Emma Lord has to say about her experience with the egg cooker:

    "I bought my Dash egg cooker a few years ago and immediately fell so in love with it that I not only convinced five coworkers to buy one but also sent one to my parents. (This predated me becoming a shopping editor, so it was not my job to do that. The love was aggressive and real.) Every single Sunday without fail, I have cooked my perfectly precise medium-boiled eggs to put in the fridge and save for weekday breakfasts, and they are truly the highlight of my morning (breakfast is truly the most hyped up, deliciously prepared meal of my day and I take it VERY SERIOUSLY!!). I also just love having eggs on hand because they are a ridiculously versatile food that's usually hard to transport or motivate yourself to cook, but the egg cooker makes it so easy that a few years ago I went from like, being an accidental vegetarian who never eats protein (I mostly live off bread and cheese, not gonna lie) to like, BOOM, delicious breakfast protein seven days a week. They’re also so nice to have pre-made in the fridge for when I’m having leftovers like pizza or rice and want to add a little egg in to jazz them up. I have still been faithfully eating my beloved Dash eggs every day in lockdown and now have my whole family in on it too. Now, we just need to make one of these machines for like, all the other foods I am too lazy to Google instructions for, and then I will be set for life."

    And here's what BuzzFeed writer Sam Wieder has to say:

    Wieder's hand holding half a hard-boiled egg near a bowl of other boiled eggs sitting on a counter
    BuzzFeed / Sam Wieder

    "I love eggs but I don’t love cooking them. I don’t wanna stand over the stove waiting for the right moment to flip my omelet or constantly guess how many minutes will make the difference between medium- and hard-boiled eggs. Or…. worse… remind myself that I just cannot seem to poach an egg correctly, no matter HOW MANY times I try! Enter: the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, which is now my absolute favorite kitchen gadget that I own. After hearing all about this tiny contraption (seriously, it was much smaller than I anticipated and it’s super easy to store), I finally decided to buy it and I’m SO glad I did! I love keeping a container of hard-boiled eggs on-hand in my fridge for a quick breakfast or a protein-rich snack, and this allows me to make six at a time! All without having to keep track of the minutes on the clock or even stay in the kitchen while it cooks, thanks to the cute noise it makes when it signals that it’s done. It truly takes the guesswork out of having to cook eggs, and allows me extra time to do much more important things like binge-watch Parenthood and play Animal Crossing."

    Get the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five colors).

    Plus, super-duper egg lovers will also be happy to know there is a 12-count Dash egg cooker, too!

    An egg cooker with two tiers that hold six eggs each and a single button for powering on and off

    Uh-huh. It features two six-count trays so you can make a dozen boiled eggs anytime you choose. And listen, if you're always on deviled egg duty at the functions, then this was definitely made just for you.

    Get the double-decker Dash egg cooker from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in five colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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