5 Reasons Why You Should Crack Your Egg’s Differently
How well can you crack an egg? As one of natures super foods we use eggs daily in many of our families dishes. It is a staple ingredient that has been used for many generations. What many people struggle with daily is how they crack their eggs. Those who are just learning use the many surfaces and tools they have on hand to attempt to bust open these soft yet strong shelled eggs. However, did you know how dirty your method’s really are? Here are 5 reasons why you should crack your eggs differently.
1.) Cracking with Spoons Is Messy
My dad is the king of cracking eggs with spoons, hes been doing it since I can remember, I always tell him he can do it a better way but he always says hes used to his method. The worst part of watching him crack his eggs with spoons is the mess he makes while trying to juggle the egg shell and spoon toward the trash can. Although this method seems to work for some, others like me find this method very messy and a no no for those who are left to clean up the kitchen.
2.) Flat surfaces Are Messy
If you are a surface egg cracker stop now, its not sanitary for you or those who come after you, 9 times out of 10 you will forget to go back and wipe up your mess which leaves your family open to salmonella. Lets not mention how clean the surface is to start with when you are in your pre-coffee state of mind. Those before you may not have sanitized the table leaving you and your family open to bacteria.
3.) Sides Of Pans Are Dirty
Have you ever looked closely at the sides of your pans, you would be surprised what mystery things are going on with them. Last nights dinner leftovers that your dishwasher missed, or maybe some questionable wear and tear? Either way its not a going to be very healthy for your family or taste very good. All sorts of bacteria builds up on the sides of pans, its best to stay away from this place.
4.) Sides of Bowls are Dirty
When was the last time you washed your hands? Perfect! Right before you cooked? What else did you touch or pick up right before you touched your bowl? The counter, maybe the knob on your drawer for your kitchen utensils? Those places are packed with germs! When you touched your bowl on it contaminated it and left unknown bacteria on the edges, when you crack your eggs on the side of the bowl you are transferring that bacteria into your food.
5.) Use Crack’Em
Eggs are one of nature’s indisputable superfoods. Delicious and versatile, they’re little gems of happiness. Unfortunately, cracking eggs can be a messy affair, especially for those of us who lack the dexterity of a baker. For many, the process ends with egg whites on counter tops, shell pieces in cookie dough, and sticky hands fumbling for paper towels.
Dave Tennant, a Marine Veteran of 8 years, student at the University of Maryland, and clumsy kitchen novice experienced an epic egg cracking failure while cooking breakfast for his pregnant wife in May 2013. Like any good husband, he pushed through the adversity, cracking eggs until every single one had been eliminated. After delivering a fluffy twelve-egg omelet to his wife, Dave set to work on the Crack’em. It took a year of design, research, and prototyping to finalize the Crack’em, but it was worth the wait.
The Crack’em is an egg-cracking tray that employs a single raised edge to perfectly crack eggs. It breaks the egg shell cleanly and conveniently captures any drips that might otherwise end up on a counter top, or stove. It’s unmatched at cracking eggs and doubles as a spoon rest. It’s durable and dishwasher safe.
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