The 7 Best Egg Steamers

Updated June 04, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

7 Best Egg Steamers
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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Although the latest research belies the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, many people still do better with an early meal before starting work or school. With one of these egg cookers, you can quickly and easily steam an egg or two (or ten) to set yourself up for success at whatever you take on. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best egg steamer on Amazon.

7. Maverick Henrietta Hen

The Maverick Henrietta Hen is both charming and effective, and can soft- or hard-boil up to seven eggs at once, and poach up to four with its swappable trays. Some people will love its chicken lid design, while others may find it in poor taste.
  • tail acts as an ergonomic handle
  • great playful gift idea
  • parts often fit together imperfectly
Brand Maverick
Model SEC-2
Weight 2 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

6. Pyle NutriChef PKEC12

The Pyle NutriChef PKEC12 comes with an insert to make cooking as many as eight eggs easy. In fact, it makes preparing whole healthy meals remarkably simple, from fish to veggies and more, thanks to its two-tiered design and built-in timer.
  • egg hardness markings on timer dial
  • can be used without second tier
  • ready signal is a bit too quiet
Brand NutriChef
Model PKEC12
Weight 3.2 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

5. Chefman RJ24-V2

The Chefman RJ24-V2 prepares half a dozen hard- or soft-boiled treats in minutes, and includes trays for poaching and omelettes. Its stylish design will look great on your countertop, and you can rest easy knowing it will automatically shut off when water levels are low.
  • available in red or black
  • comes with a tray lifting tool
  • timer sound is a bit screechy
Brand Chefman
Model RJ24-V2-Red
Weight 1.9 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. Hamilton Beach 25500

The Hamilton Beach 25500 is reliable and easy to use, whether you want soft, hard, or even poached eggs, thanks to its included nonstick tray. Its clear lid lets you watch the cooking process, though typically the shells will make it a bit opaque.
  • graduated cup for measuring water
  • cooks in 6 to 8 minutes
  • included piercing pin is ineffective
Brand Hamilton Beach
Model 25500
Weight 1.7 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

3. Topoko Stainless Steel

The best kitchen tools serve many functions well, and the Topoko Stainless Steel is no exception. It can handle just about anything, from vegetables to nearly a dozen eggs, and requires no power supply, as it can be inserted into almost any pan you already own.
  • o-ring for lifting out of a pan
  • dishwasher safe and rust-resistant
  • collapses for compact storage
Brand TOPOKO
Model topoko-stemer
Weight 9.6 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. VonShef Electric

The VonShef Electric is fairly reliable considering its low cost. It's quite easy to use and can prepare up to seven tasty hard or soft boiled treats with just the press of a button, bringing a healthy breakfast within the reach of anyone in your household.
  • automatic power-off function
  • compact and space efficient design
  • easy to clean removable parts
Brand VonShef
Model 07/034US
Weight 1.6 pounds
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

1. Cuisinart CEC-10 Central

The large-capacity, egg-shaped Cuisinart CEC-10 Central uses an innovative design to maximize cooking capacity, easily steaming up to 10 at once. It is controlled by a simple and prominent on/off switch, and comes with a handy measuring cup and piercing pin.
  • includes poaching and omelet trays
  • led on light and audible done alert
  • built-in cord storage
Brand Cuisinart
Model CEC-10
Weight 2.2 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

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Last updated on June 04, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

Ezra is a writer, photographer, creative producer, designer, and record label-operator from New York City. He's traveled around the world and ended up back where he started, though he's constantly threatening to leave again.


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