Have you lost your Egg Genie measuring cup?

Have you lost your Egg Genie measuring cup?

Here are the amounts  in teaspoons of water:
4 tsp = 6 soft boiled eggs
5 tsp = 5 soft boiled eggs
6 tsp = 3 soft boiled eggs
7 tsp = 1 soft or 7 med
8 tsp = 6 med boiled eggs
9 tsp = 5 med boiled eggs
10 tsp = 3 med boiled eggs
11 tsp = 2 med boiled eggs
12 tsp = 1 med boiled egg
14 tsp = 7 hard boiled eggs
15 tsp = 6 hard boiled eggs
17 tsp = 5 hard boiled eggs
18 tsp = 4 hard boiled eggs
20 tsp = 3 hard boiled eggs
21 tsp = 2 hard boiled eggs
23 tsp = 1 hard boiled egg12 tsp = 1/4 cup

Here is the egg genie instruction manual pdf – but this info is not in it.

Thanks to this customer discussion on Amazon.com.

And to those of you that design products like this, here are a few tips:

  1. Put this list ON THE LID! Make it part of the plastic so it can’t rub off.
  2. Print this list IN THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL!

Or just buy a new one 🙂


43 thoughts on “Have you lost your Egg Genie measuring cup?”

  1. Thanks for this! These measurements also worked for my Chefman Egg Boiler machine which I also lost the water beaker to.

    1. That’s what the eggs sit in. The measuring cup is so you put the right amount of water in based on number of eggs and desired boiledness…. is that a word? Hardness? LOL

  2. “Débranchez ” does mean UNPLUG (from the wall socket, I imagine, since we do plug the egg-cooker into a socket).
    On the other hand, should you run into “BRANCHEZ”, you would have to push the plug into the socket…
    I agree that the detailed instructions ought to be printed where they can be spotted….but, let’s be frank… I lost my manual and the cup disappeared during a move, but we can’t fault the producer for our light-headedness… Still, I am VERY happy to now KNOW what to do about this egg-cooker which has been sitting UNUSED on my counter and which I could not use any more than any one of you…
    Made me somewhat angry since I do not have a stove in my room, BUT did fancy a breakfast egg like so many others. Thanks to whoever gave the helpful answers…. Good boiling !!!

  3. judging from the large # of comments, we are not the only ones that have lost the darn measuring cup. Many thanks for the vital info.
    Jeffery

  4. Interested Reader

    Oh, someone asked what the little egg cup on the side was.
    1 egg cup measure = 1 soft boiled egg or 7 medium boiled eggs
    2 egg cup measures = 7 hardboiled eggs

    Also, you can use the lid to collect the eggs after cooking (careful hot) and run cold water over them, as the lids drains itself too.

    Thinking scientifically, more water is wasted to boil 1 egg as all the opening are uncovered, which wastes a lot of steam. If the vents are all covered with eggs, the pressure is different, the steam is more efficient under the eggs, and so it stands to reason that it should take less water (like waterless cookware) which seems to borne out by the measurments). Also, the unit is covered while boiling, so the steaming/boiling action is very intense and concentrated under the eggs. Less water in a compact space creates pressure and steam; ergo the danger of opening the unit. If you have ever used a steam cleaner you will appreciate the power of steam in cooking. For areas where water is precious but electricity plentiful from solar, battery or wind powered sources, this unit is very good way to cook eggs (until you have to cool the eggs with your precious water, which you could reuse for other purposes. I’m sure a person living a small apartment with a two burner stove might like this if their stove is busy cooking other things. Like any electric appliance, it likely has its followers.

    I think you believe the measurements.

  5. Interested Reader

    Add to the instructions: after piercing the egg place it pierced end UP.
    If you would a copy of the instruction manual please email me. Ha ha.

  6. 1st: The reason for more water for less eggs is because the additional eggs hold in the heat- like an insulation of sorts 😉
    2nd: The little egg shaped thing on the end had me baffled but i think i figured it out tonight when my 11year old son couldn’t figure out how to take off the lid… The egg shape serves as the handle to lift the dome as it does not get hot! 😉
    3rd: Thanks for the measurements! Our little measuring cup went missing.

  7. I have used and owned older egg cookers (am over 60) – and a friend of mine who has one probably from the 60s, its lines are MARKED INSIDE – embossed metal. I think the biggest question that should be asked, is about its DESIGN – WHY DOES it NEED A MEASURING CUP at all; why this ‘design’? And why do the parts not all fit in the cooker when finished with the unit- WHY hmm?? Also- really- IS this measuring cup that important? I’ve yet to have killed my eggs- and poaching can be done by eye. Also, I’m tired of this lid flying around when I try to put the thing away in the cupboard. I too wonder about how much water is used, so few differences- and think perhaps the less water used, the longer the unit goes and so its just heat, not water boiling. (roll of eyes). I’m opting for guesswork- about 75% water in a 1/4 measuring cup for my eggs (always 6 or 7 now lol)

  8. I just picked one up at a thrift shop. No measuring cup, so thanks!. I’d like to know what the little egg shap thing is for?

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