Egg Dyeing Techniques

In this video, I use some interesting techniques that I got from the Home and Gardens website to make some very pretty dyed eggs. The first technique is to swirl rubber cement on the eggs before dyeing. The second technique is supposed to give a tie-dye look to the egg. And the third technique gives a cool speckled/splattered look to the eggs. To prepare my dye, I used 1 cup of boiling water, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and about 40 drops of food coloring.  For the third technique, I added 1 tablespoon of oil to the dye bath and swirled the oil around before I put the egg in.

There was a little mishap with the pink egg that I put the rubber cement on.  I was having some trouble getting the salty rubber cement off the egg, so I tried to rinse it off.  Unfortunately, that also rinsed off some of the dye.  I put it back in the dye bath, so it would be a little more blue.  I think it turned out kind of neat, but it doesn’t really show off the rubber cement technique very well any more.

Testing a Gadget: Dash Egg Cooker

Dash does it again with a device for cooking eggs. Please excuse the awkward cut before I open the cooker. The sound it makes when the eggs are done cooking is earsplitting, and I decided to spare your eardrums from having to hear it, but take my word for it, you know when the eggs are finished. Oh, and my assistant comes in to help.  I included the full outtakes from Scout’s helpfulness at the bottom of this post.
Below is a video of the noise that the Egg Cooker makes when it is done.  It is ear-splitting.  Listen at your own peril.

 

Scout is helpful!  He’s such a good helper.

Testing a lifehack and gadget: Easy to peel hard boiled eggs

In this episode, I’m testing different ways of making hardboiled eggs easier to peel, and I’m trying out a color changing boiled egg timer. For the first test, I poked a small hole in the bottom of two eggs before boiling. For the second test, I added two tablespoons to the water before boiling. I purchased the egg timer at Poundland when visiting London in 2013, but I have seen them in dollar stores and on Amazon in the US.

Bonus video: 14 minutes of egg boiling condensed to 2.5 minutes. I find it oddly mesmerizing, and you can really see the Egg Timer work its magic.