Tuesday, August 15, 2006
javed jaffery in 'salaam namaste' uttered this word 'eggxactly' so many times. followed by a 'sorry?' by his girlfriend/livein/wife. what have you. it was funny.
recently when i read a newsitem that you can get a perfectly boiled egg sans water by using a device called "eggxactly", i was reminded of this crocodile dundee.
i am not an eggeater.i gave it up when i was young.i never liked eggs.i was very thin those days and our family doctor advised that i should have an egg a day.and my mom decided to follow the good doctor's advice.finding a lot of resistance from me, instead of boiled eggs or raw egg in milk she decided to give me an omlette. that settled the matter then. i had it for many years till i decided one day to give it up. then why this sudden interest in eggs one might ask.
i was intrigued by the newsitem.and wanted to know how this contraption works. a computer software expert, james seddon has invented a device called' eggxactly'. you place the egg in the device. it sits on a flexible plastic element and you heat it to just over 100 degrees.and you can set it to the degree of hardness that you desire.very soft,soft,medium and hard. within 3 to 5 mintes the alarm goes off signifying that the egg is ready.
when you heat the egg to 100 degrees a little bit of water oozes from the egg through the shell.this helps in conducting the heat.
got it? eggxactly! sorry?