The Negg™--the new improved way to peel an egg!

Friday, June 23, 2017

This spring when we attended the International Home + Housewares show I had the pleasure of being —The Negg™—with a new invention created by a female entrepreneur. As a follow up to that initial introduction I was sent the gadget to try. There is nothing more fun than trying out something new, especially when it is designed to make our experience in the kitchen easier. And as a person who is committed to helping people live a healthier lifestyle I am particularly interested in items that help us eat healthier. An egg peeler definitely qualifies.
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The Negg is actually a very simple concept and very easy to use. It is the “new-fangled-thing” to help us peel the perfect egg. I don’t know about you, but I have been in pursuit of the easiest and most consistent way to peel eggs for years! I even wrote a previous blog siting a video that shows you how topeel an egg by blowing it out of the shell! Clearly I was desperate. A process seemingly more for fun with kids on a rainy day.

The Negg is super simple. It reminds me of the way I peel garlic by placing cloves in a jar, sealing it and shaking it until the skin comes off. Although you can’t shake the egg the way you do the garlic, it is through shaking in a sealed container that you peel the egg.

Here is what I found:

The first thing I discovered is that you need to read the instructions first. How you prepare and boil the eggs is as important as using the gadget to peel it. In my eagerness to try out the Negg, I went ahead and put eggs in my pot with water and boiled them as I always do. Big mistake. The instructions tell you to turn your eggs upside down while you bring your water to a boil…THEN…you turn them over and place them in the boiling water for 12 minutes. You can see the difference between the two methods by the photos I took for comparison. Those I boiled the usual way did not peel at all well. The eggshell stuck to the egg and I ended up with the usual chunks of egg white adhering to the shell.

Another part of the experience was learning how to shake the egg in the Negg. If you shake too hard you end up mangling the egg. If you shake too lightly you don’t get the egg to peel. It requires a bit of finesse.

What proved to be the biggest challenge for this new way to peel an egg is the membrane inside the egg. Just like with any other method, the membrane can make or break your ability to peel an egg without taking out chunks of the egg with the shell. I did find, as they mention in the instructions, if you pull off a small amount of the membrane, once the peeling starts, it allows water to seep underneath to help you peel the egg successfully. It does require an extra step but I did see the advantage of doing that to end up with a good-looking peeled egg.

All in all I found that the Negg was easy to use and made it easier to peel my eggs. The majority of my eggs peeled well and made for attractive looking hard boiled eggs.

The retail cost is $17.99 and it comes in 4 different colors. There is a discount if you buy multiples. It is dishwasher safe and made in the USA.

Verdict? This is a product I plan to use. From my experience, I would also recommend it to others. May you find it makes cooking in your kitchen a little easier too!

Looking for egg salad recipes to use up all those perfectly peeled eggs? Try this Livliga simple egg salad recipe out and look forward to another new “summery” egg salad recipe from my kitchen.

Enjoy! And Live Vibrant!

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