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pianotuna
post May 23 2013, 12:56 PM
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Hi,

I hate burning propane--so I tried this today.

I put two eggs (in the shell) inside the four cup drip coffee pot.

I filled it with water, then poured the water into the reservoir.

Then I made coffee and waiting 25 minutes.

End result was two nicely hard cooked eggs.

The coffee pot initially uses about 530 watts for seven minutes. Then it cycles once every three minutes for 13 seconds.

I know that 15 minutes was not enough time. I suspect I'll try 20 minutes next time to try to get a nicely soft boiled egg.


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post Jul 2 2013, 09:26 AM
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Aw gee! Just go to Wal-Mart or Fred Meyer and in the housewares section, NordicWare makes all kinds of microwave dishes. There is a microwave egg boiler, I use mine all the time! I even have a microwave omelet maker, works great, but you have to follow the tedious directions exactly. I even have a microwave rice cooker, cooks rice just as good as what you get in Chinese restaurants.

And, I have an electric skillet. I also try never to use propane.

Unless you have to run your A/C, then I HAVE to run water heater on propane. I'm only 30 amp, I learned my lesson about running an A/C AND the electric water heater, I fried a cord doing that.


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post Jul 6 2013, 10:12 PM
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Hi JJ,

Is that one of those egg poacher things? Or does it do it "in the shell" (I enjoy burning my fingers? LOL)?

If the voltage stays high, you can run both the A/C and the water heater. It is only when it goes low(ish) that the A/C will draw more amps than the cords were intended to handle. It is also good practise (but expensive) to replace the molded ends on the main power cord. Male ends are easy to find-- in line female ones (just like real life) are harder to come by.

You might think about adding an auxiliary shore power cord. That way when there is only a 15 amp service you can still run the A/C and the electric fry pan, too (if there are two separate 15 amp circuits that is).

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There is a microwave egg boiler, I use mine all the time!

And, I have an electric skillet. I also try never to use propane.

Unless you have to run your A/C, then I HAVE to run water heater on propane. I'm only 30 amp, I learned my lesson about running an A/C AND the electric water heater, I fried a cord doing that.


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