I have mentioned before that I am a sucker for kitchen tools and gadgets. I had seen the Eggjector on television several times and thought I might like to have one. After all, I make hard-boiled eggs frequently for deviled eggs and a variety of salads. I thought if the product worked as well as it does on TV, it would make my life easier.
Then I saw Ellen demonstrating it during one of her comedic product demonstrations. She had me so cracked up but I could not believe the peeler was that miserable of a product. However, the demonstration convinced me I really did not need to waste my money on it. Nevertheless, I found one at Goodwill for $1.99 and bought it. (I told you I was a sucker.)
I knew Ellen was making a gag of the product and exaggerating its ineffectiveness. I figured my kitchen prow less had to better than hers. Well, the product is not as bad as she made it out to be but it could be better.
The Eggjector is easy to use. You pierce several holes in the small end and crack the larger end fully. (Seems to me the product is supposed to do this for me.) Then you place the egg on the stand piercing up and use the push barrel to eject your shell free egg.
Every trial I had shell left on the egg or the egg came out a little mutilated or torn. You cannot use mutilated eggs for deviled eggs. I tried shelling eggs of varying coolness and found that refrigerated or completely cold eggs work best.
Cleaning the product is easy unless you really crush an egg and get the yolk all over it.
For the hassle of getting the peeler out and using it, I think it is just easier to crack and peel my eggs by hand.
I do not recommend the Eggjector unless you can get one for a deal like I did. Then you can have a little fun with it. The set came with a bonus egg slicer/divider. I did like that tool and it works well.