5 perfect tools for making better eggs at home, according to our editors

Whether for breakfast or brunch, eggs are the best way to start the day. They pair well with generously buttered slices of toast, thick slices of sizzling bacon or sultry delights of avocado, goat cheese and roasted kale.

But this high-protein food shouldn’t be limited to just the morning hours. Eggs deserve to be enjoyed all day in classic lunch and dinner dishes like spicy fried rice or steak and roast potatoes.

With the right kitchen utensils, boring eggs can turn into a culinary masterpiece.

If our point isn’t obvious by now, it’s that eggs are not only magically delicious, but also incredibly versatile. With the right kitchen tools, boring eggs can turn into a culinary masterpiece that will leave you wanting more.

Whether you’re Team Poached or Team Scrambled, the Home and kitchen tool Food team has you covered. From egg cups to electric griddles, here are 5 perfect tools for making better eggs at home. Pour a cup of coffee if you haven’t already. . . because it’s time to dive!

1. KUFUNG silicone spatula

When making soft scrambled eggs, I like to use the “low and slow” method. This means that I cook the eggs on low heat for a longer period of time. The end result is super creamy scrambled eggs (unlike the rubbery eggs you sometimes get, like a hotel breakfast buffet).

This technique requires a fair amount of pushing your eggs around the pan. Metal utensils are great for many things, but they can scratch your pans. This silicone spatula is my substitute for scrambled egg mornings. — Ashlie Stevens, Associate Food Editor

2. With us always panoramic

This is what I use to make fried and scrambled eggs at home. I thought it would just be another kitchen utensil, but honestly, I use it every day. It’s lightweight, easy to clean, and beautiful (which also makes it great for serving). Currently, I have the “spice” colored pan, but find myself coveting the new “sour” green pan to herald spring. — AS

3. Le Creuset Stoneware Egg Cup

Even though they look a little twee, egg cups are honestly the best way to hold your boiled egg in place so you can poke a little hole in the top to dip your toast pieces into. Don’t get me wrong: I certainly tried to physically hold my boiled egg in one hand and my toast in the other, but the whole thing was a bit messy. — AS

4. Dash Mini Maker Electric Round Griddle

I received this griddle as a gift, but since I’m not too fond of pancakes, I used it to fry an individual egg instead. Sure, I have a regular pan for this sort of thing, but this made it perfectly round with no mold. Also, I might close the lid to cook it from the top to make it “too easy”.

I also made a small omelette there, and both were the perfect size for my breakfast sandwiches. Bonus if you make sandwiches with the mini heart-shaped waffles from my Mini Dash Waffle Maker! It’s also perfect for families, with little ones who can watch the egg (or pancake) being made. — Hanh Nguyen, Culture Editor

5. Terrapin Ridge Farms Gourmet Spicy Chipotle Topping Sauce

This is more of a personal preference than a universal recommendation, but I love breakfast tacos and burritos slathered in hot sauce as the first meal of the day. This hot flash wakes me up better than any cup of coffee.

I have a rotating collection of hot sauces in my fridge, but this one is perfect for breakfast foods. I don’t eat pork these days, so the smoke mimics bacon, the citrus note is like a nod to orange juice, and there’s a subtle sweetness that cuts the fat from scrambled eggs or fried. — AS

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