Gadget to Scramble Eggs Inside Their Shells




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In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make a cool gadget that can scramble an egg inside the shell in less than a minute.

If you ever tried to scramble an egg in a sleeve, you'll know that it takes time and it's a forced workout (I guess that's good?)

You'll need:

Step 1:

Take an egg and make a cage around it with Instamorph moldable plastic.

Step 2:

Drill or melt a hole in the centre.

I used a hot needle to do it.

Step 3:

Glue a nail in the centre.

Epoxy glue is a good choice

Step 4:

Drill 2 holes in a PVC pipe

Step 5:

Cut a wooden dowel in half if necessary. Drill a hole in the middle or hammer a nail to make a hole.

Step 6:

Attach the "egg cage" to the pipe and slide the dowel onto the nail, applying the glue first.

Step 7:

Get a string and wrap it around the dowel.

Put the egg in a bowl. It's best to use a bowl that is like a " ) " symbol, so the egg can spin freely.

Put the egg in the cage.

Use room temperature eggs as they can be scrambled much faster than the ones from the fridge.

Egg should be smaller than the cage or in other words - When you lift the cage, egg should stay on the bowl.

Pull the rope and lift the gadget at the same time.

Harder you pull, faster the egg will spin (if you pull too hard, the egg can break)

When the egg has stopped or almost stopped, give it a quick shake.

Boil the egg in a lower temperature than usual as it might crack.

In my tests it was enough with 1 spin and 10 sec shake. I was able to scramble an egg in 40 sec.

This little gadget can spin the egg extremely fast. It looks slower in the video than in reality.

Step 8:



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    26 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Me thinks someone's got a lot of time on their hands! Bravo to you for taking the time to do this. I would be interested in knowing what a hard-boiled "scrambled" egg tastes like. It might even be better than a normal hard-boiled egg as you won't have to eat the not-so-tasty egg yolk. Alas, I'll never make the time to do this.

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    Reply 1 year ago

    In the time you used to write your comment, you could have shaken an egg...


    1 year ago

    Instead of the dowel and string, just put the end of the nail in the chuck of the drill you used in step 4.

    Shaking the egg does not always work. Some eggs can be shaken without any gadgets. Then there are eggs that are very difficult to shake. So, fast spinning helps to break the yolk.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    A simpler way to scramble the egg is to put it halfway down one leg of a pantyhose, with the ends swing the egg around until the hose is wound up. The egg can then be spun by pulling the hose ends out, slacking off and then allow it to reverse. Do this a few time and the eggs is scrambled. And yes, it works better if the egg is at room temp.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I'm confused. Why are you spinning the egg, if you are shaking it also. I've blown out plenty of eggs for crafts and other things and just shaking the egg mixes the white and the yolk together.

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Shaking does not always work.

    Some eggs you can "scramble" by shaking without using any gadgets, but others are impossible to shake. Ok, not impossible, but it would take way too much time and energy.

    I was shaking the egg after spinning to mix it better as the spinning is not the same motion as shaking.

    Spinning helps to break the yolk.

    I did a few experiments and this what I found out.

    It's much easier to "scramble" a room temperature eggs than the ones from the fridge.

    I tried to "scramble" room temperature eggs by shaking. Some were very easy to "scramble" others almost impossible.

    3 minutes of shaking the egg - no results.

    I guess it depends on how old is the egg, temperature etc.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Why would anyone want the eggs scrambled in the shell? Why mess with the perfect hard boiled egg that is a yolk and egg white? My favorite part after eating the egg white is getting to the yummy egg yolk! The idea of eating a scrambled hard boiled egg that has totally annihilated the beauty of the two parts into a solid lump of yuck, is nauseating to me. No thanks, I'll eat my hard boiled eggs the normal way.

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    Reply 4 years ago

    Yes I've tried eating scrambled in the shell eggs and it does not taste the same. It gets a weird bubbly texture to it. I definitely prefer hard boiled.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    AWESOME!!!! I really like this a lot Ive always thought it would be cool to scramble a egg inside the shell, great job!

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    4 years ago

    @lydiat2 for kids! Getting my 3 yo to eat his yolk is like pulling teeth. This is perfect.