A Dutch food innovation company has developed a device that can cook a boiled egg or scrambled eggs in 60 seconds.
Eggciting Products has invested more than 10 years of research into its ‘Eggcheff’ machine, which is aimed at a variety of foodservice operators, including hotels, restaurants, hospitals and care homes, that serve boiled eggs.
Founder Marcel Bivert, who plans to unveil the product at HOST next month, created the machine after struggling to get a soft boiled egg or scrambled egg made to his preferences whenever he was travelling on business.
He assembled a team of engineers, hotel industry experts and a food manufacturing company to create two patented devices that he is now marketing to commercial foodservice establishments.
The Scrambled Eggcheff makes scrambled eggs in a minute. Fresh ingredients such as tomato, bell pepper, onion and cheese can be added and cooked to order. The device can also cook other breakfast foods such as oats and egg whites.
The Eggcheff Cooker, meanwhile, brings the cooking time of an egg from 12 minutes down to one, which Mr Bivert said “has never been done before”.
He added that both devices provide restaurants with an opportunity to serve a very fast, fresh personalised breakfast without waste rather than an industrial processed product.
The devices use a “patented hybrid heating technique”, which the company claims is the most energy efficient way to cook eggs. As it does not produce steam or other vapours, no vent is required.
Coffee shops and hotel buffets could be among those to benefit from the technology, insisted Mr Bivert.
“Consumers can very easily and safely operate it themselves. With only a touch of a button the perfect egg can be chosen from the Eggcheff Cooker. The Scrambled Eggcheff cooks and mixes a scrambled egg and even adds the spork automatically in the cup or mug. This all happens in the same time as you are waiting for your coffee.”
Eggciting Products is also exploring new business opportunities for filling stations, fast food restaurants, event organisers and theme parks.