Updated September 12, 2020 by Karen Bennett

The 8 Best Egg Separators

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Whether you like to bake or need to keep an eye on your cholesterol, separate the whites and yolks of eggs can be a bit of a pain, and sometimes result in a mess. These specialty devices are designed to make the tough task simple, and come in a variety of styles. Some use suction, others incorporate holes that let the whites drain, and a couple might even have you laughing. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Soleader Yolk Separator

2. Peleg Design YolkPig

3. Latauar Professional

Editor's Notes

July 21, 2020:

These neat devices can be a great way to separate your eggs and get on with your bake or breakfast. Many can be rinsed clean easily and then stored in a drawer until their next use. There are two main types, those that let the white fall through a provided slot, and the extractor type that uses suction to remove the yolk from the center and place it somewhere else. Now all you need is a mixing bowl and an egg beater to make the perfect meringue.

For those who like to try the latest techniques, check out the Peleg Design YolkPig or Quirky Pluck. Both use suction to pull the yolk from the center, leaving the white behind. These have become popular because of their ease of use, fun designs, and their relatively small size when compared with more traditional options.

If you like a time-honored classic, then look no further than the Latauar Professional, Soleader Yolk Separator, Oxo 1147780, and Kuhn Rikon 25650. All of these choices use holes in the bottom of a small basin to perform their task, and the Kuhn Rikon comes with a container marked with measurements to find out your exact amount of whites.

Lastly, if you or someone you know has mobility trouble and still wants to enjoy an egg breakfast, consider the Emson EZCracker, which enables the user to easily squeeze once to crack and separate at the same time.

Special Honors

William Sonoma Egg Separator This choice is a simple design crafted from silicone and nylon while remaining BPA free. It's built with a small catch so that it can be attached to mixing bowls or cups. It has three large openings in the bottom to easily separate your eggs and is safe to place in the dishwasher to clean. williams-sonoma.com

4. Oxo 1147780

5. Kuhn Rikon 25650

6. Quirky Pluck

7. Emson EZCracker

8. DZ Bogeyman


Karen Bennett
Last updated on September 12, 2020 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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