Cooking your eggs to perfection just the way you like is a big guessing game. We tend to overcook or undercook it most of the time and it just becomes a frustrating process. If you can relate, our reviews today is especially for you. We look at egg or kitchen timers that help you cook those eggs to perfection. There are a whole lot of timers on the market and we look at several affordable and low-priced options as well as well as one or two higher priced ones for those who want to splurge.
The Norpro egg timer is our first choice because it’s so useful and clever. The timer is shaped like an egg and you throw it in the water with the boiling eggs. It absorbs the heat the same way as the eggs do and indicate at what stage the egg is. When it reaches the desired stage, you simply take out your perfectly cooked egg and enjoy it. It’s a very affordable option.
- Simple and easy to use
- Clever design and operation
- Readiness indicated by a change of color
- Very precise timing according to temperature
- Adjusts to the number of eggs in the water and the water level
- Very easy to use and understand
- Very precise
- May cause burns if not removed correctly
The ColorShift Egg Timer works on the same principle as the Norpro, but reviews indicate that users prefer this one. It’s more expensive than the Norpro and falls more in the mid-range of prices. You drop the timer in with your eggs and watch it change color until it reaches the stage where you want it. What is great about this timer is that you can boil eggs in the same pot and still keep making everyone’s to order.
- Measures water temperature and doesn’t work with time
- Very simple to use
- Face of the timer changes color as the temperature and stage of the egg changes
- BPA free
- Simple to use
- Clever design
- Completely safe construction materials
- Perfect eggs every time
- More expensive than other similar timers
The Miracle Cube Timer is a clever and fun kitchen timer that keeps track of cooking times. They come in a set, each with its own times. The first cube sets to 1, 3, 5, and 7 minutes and the second cube sets to 5, 15, 30, and 60 minutes. We love this design and the whole idea of it. Simply turn it to the pre-set time and start cooking your eggs. This is a more expensive timer but we are more than willing to spend it.
- Bright colors
- Clever design
- No buttons or dials
- Very easy to use
- Wide choice of time settings
- Alarm ringing loudness can be adjusted
- Digital counter shows the time that’s left
- Can be used for a wide variety of timed activities
- Makes boiling eggs fun
- Wide range of timing options
- Adjustable alarm ringing
The Kikkerland timer is for all of you who love vintage designs and bright colors. This timer will take you back in time while you wait for your eggs to cook or boil. It adds style and color to your kitchen and is a lot of fun. It’s more expensive than other timers but is also more fun than most run of the mill timers. It’s easy to use and very durable.
- Can go up to 55 minutes
- Made of durable steel
- Lightweight despite steel construction
- Brightens up the kitchen
- Perfect for egg cooking in style
The Etekcity is the digital timer of the year. It’s modern-looking, sturdy and falls in the mid-range of prices. It has a whole lot of great features that will make timing your eggs and other cooking tasks simple and painless. They come in twos which makes the price quite affordable. This digital timer with personality will be a great addition to your kitchen.
- Large digital digits
- Modern and compact design
- Large LCD display
- Battery included
- Loud alarm system so you can hear it in the next room
- Magnetic backing, hanging hook, and foldout stand
- Great for precise timing for egg cooking times
- Can count up or down
- Goes up to 99 minutes
- Portable and lightweight
- Easy to use
- Easy to hear and see
- Comes in twos
- Count up or down
This egg-shaped timer from CDN is stylish and sleek and a great addition to any kitchen. It will time your egg cooking to perfection and is an affordable option. It falls in the low to mid price range and you’ll love it even more at that price. It comes in a classy pearl white color to add style and class to your kitchen. It has a few unique features to make us like it even more.
- Can count up and down
- Last count recall feature
- Made of plastic that is safe and non-toxic
- Digital timer
- Counts up to 100 minutes
- Easy to use
- Stop-start button for easy use
- Clear digital digits
- Small and portable
- Maximum time of 100 minutes
- Stylish and compact
- Count up and down
- Easy to use
- Stop/start button
- Surface may scratch after several uses
This stainless steel egg timer is a sleek and modern-looking timer. It’s a wind-up timer that will help you cook your eggs to perfection and also add some style to your kitchen. It’s a lower-end product and will not cost you too much. If you like funky gadgets and perfectly cooked eggs, this may well be the timer your kitchen has been lacking.
- Heavy-duty stainless steel construction
- Wind-up mechanism
- Very accurate
- Sturdy design
- Excellent for timing any cooking times
- Can go up to 60 minutes
- Small and sturdy
- Adds style
- Some users complain that the ring is not loud enough
Egg cooking has never been so easy as with these great timers. When you buy an egg or kitchen timer you will never have to struggle with getting those eggs perfect again. What’s great about some of these timers are that they are in the water with the eggs and they make it possible to boil eggs to different temperatures in the same pot. You simply remove them as they reach the right stage for each family member’s preference.
How to Decide What You Need
Before you start shopping for a timer, you need to know what you want and why you want it. You need to decide what you will use the timer for and how frequently. You also need to decide what your budget is to buy a timer. You should look closely at what types of cooking will require the use of a timer and how often you will need it. You also need to decide whether the timer will only be used in the kitchen or for other activities as well.
Factors to Consider
Digital or analog– There are many different options for timers. You get wind-up, digital, and more. You need to decide whether you want to be able to see the numbers or just react when the timer goes off.
Cost – Egg timers, in general, aren’t very expensive, but if you like the fun, colorful, and vintage options you need to be willing to spend a little more. The very standard types of timers are inexpensive and shouldn’t make a dent in your finances.
Maximum time – Not all timers go up to the same time. Some only go up to 30 or 60 minutes and others go up to 100 minutes. You need to know your cooking style and what types of cooking times you use a lot. If 30 minutes won’t do, you need to go for a different kind. For egg cooking, you only need up to about 5 minutes, so for that purpose, you can buy any available and affordable timer.
Alarm features – Some people want the alarm to be very loud and others only want a click or softer indication when the time is up. Consider the alarm features when you look for your timer. Some timers have settings that allow you to change the volume.
Accuracy – When you boil or cook eggs you want to know that the timer is accurate. A few seconds can make the egg too soft or too hard so accuracy is a very important consideration.
With any of these kitchen timers, you will have the perfectly cooked eggs. No more watching the eggs boil and hoping that they come out the way you want it. With these timers your cooking, in general, will be more accurate and you will have great tasting and moist eggs all around. Use our reviews and buying guide to help you make the best decision for your timer needs.