Eggcellent Peeler

Peel an egg without pulling your hair out. Cold water and some shaking is all it takes for this hardboiled egg peeler to work. It’s a Made in the USA kitchen hero that conquers a dreaded chore sleekly. Maker Bonnie Tyler signed up to bring deviled eggs to a party and—after a failed attempt at peeling—showed up with a bag of potato chips instead. After some prototyping and research at her local library, she cracked a solution. Bonnie combined the elements of industrial peeling (i.e., vibration, movement, and water) to create something small, portable, and easy to use at home. That’s how The Negg was hatched. She even managed to get it manufactured in Connecticut, her own backyard. Now you can de-shell your eggs with just cold water and a little bit of effort.

The Negg

Hard-Boiled Egg Peeler

Eggcellent Peeler

Peel an egg without pulling your hair out. Cold water and some shaking is all it takes for this hardboiled egg peeler to work. It’s a Made in the USA kitchen hero that conquers a dreaded chore sleekly. Maker Bonnie Tyler signed up to bring deviled eggs to a party and—after a failed attempt at peeling—showed up with a bag of potato chips instead. After some prototyping and research at her local library, she cracked a solution. Bonnie combined the elements of industrial peeling (i.e., vibration, movement, and water) to create something small, portable, and easy to use at home. That’s how The Negg was hatched. She even managed to get it manufactured in Connecticut, her own backyard. Now you can de-shell your eggs with just cold water and a little bit of effort.
Crowdfunded
Independent Maker
Made in the USA
Underrepresented Entrepreneur

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the Negg to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • Ande
    Ande
    4/18/2017 10:36 AM

    No question really, just a comment to say what a brilliant invention! I just ordered one and look forward to using it. Bravo as well for keeping this made in America!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 10:40 AM

    @Ande

    Thank you for your comments. We are proud very proud that it is made in America!

  • mindy
    mindy
    4/18/2017 10:43 AM

    How long must the egg be rolled around before the shell is ready to be peeled off?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 10:50 AM

    @mindy Good question. We suggest checking it after about four shakes. That is why the body of the Negg is clear. Then continue until you can see the white coming through. If the first egg in the dozen requires 10 shakes, the rest of the dozen will probably be the same. Generally, white eggs require less effort than brown eggs.

  • JAMES
    JAMES
    4/18/2017 10:44 AM

    How exactly does it work? What do you actually do?

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    4/18/2017 10:50 AM

    @JAMES did you actually watch the video above? i would highly recommend it...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/18/2017 10:51 AM

    Thanks, Ryan!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 10:53 AM

    @JAMES It's pretty simple. All you do is add a little water to the Negg™ (1/4 cup), place your egg in the Negg™ and shake, letting the egg hit the top and bottom cap. As you shake it you will feel the egg soften, and when you pour it out the shell slips off.

  • Ann
    Ann
    4/18/2017 10:47 AM

    I have a question. When I hard boil eggs that are a week or so old, they peel just fine. It is when I hard boil fresh eggs that the problems occur. Will this peel fresh eggs as easily as the video makes it look?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 10:56 AM

    @Ann Any store bought egg will be fine. If you are lucky enough to have your own chickens, the eggs need to rest for 72 hours after they have been laid.

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    4/18/2017 11:37 AM

    @Bonnie I can attest to that! Freshly laid eggs taste wonderful but do NOT peel easily!

  • Anthony
    Anthony
    4/18/2017 10:55 AM

    Thank you Bonnie for creating this product. I'm ordering mine today. I'll also tell my "low carb" friends about this product. :^)

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 10:57 AM

    @Anthony

    Thanks Anthony!

  • Frank
    Frank
    4/18/2017 10:59 AM

    Hi, Bonnie-- How does using the Negg differ from using a small jar? Thank you!

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    4/18/2017 11:03 AM

    @Frank great question!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:05 AM

    @Frank The patent-pending design, including the bumps on the inside, help to release the membrane and shell from the egg. We've run side by side tests, and the Negg™ is faster and easier, and kid friendly. I guess the comparison would be using a potato peeler vs. a paring knife. They both get the job done, but one is easier.

  • Frank
    Frank
    4/18/2017 11:07 AM

    @Bonnie I was wondering about those bumps, thanks!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:15 AM

    @Frank

    The bumps caused a nightmare for the manufacturer, but we knew from the 3D prototype that they were essential to the successful functioning of the Negg™.

  • Patti
    Patti
    4/18/2017 11:16 AM

    @Frank I've done this for years in a mason jar, and it didn't cost $17.95. Works great!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:25 AM

    @Patti

    As I said above, they both work, but in a side by side comparison the Negg™ makes it easier. My grand kids now peel their own eggs, and I would be reluctant to have them shake an egg in a glass mason jar. Appreciate your comments.

  • Joel
    Joel
    4/18/2017 11:26 AM

    @Patti

    Yeah, $17.95 seem absurd for a plastic cylinder with caps on it and bumps in it. $7.95, maybe, if I often found myself peeling a whole lot of eggs...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/18/2017 11:31 AM

    Hi Joel, if you don't find yourself peeling a lot of eggs, you're right, it won't make sense for you. For many, $17.95 will be a steal. And let us not gloss over the American manufacturing that surely plays a role in the price.

  • John
    John
    4/18/2017 11:21 AM

    Hi;

    Many store bought eggs sit for months between laying and store shelves, so over time they are a little easier to peel than fresh same day or only week old eggs, which are much hareder to peel. I found that steaming instead of boiling helps some with real fresh eggs. But, have you tried your product, The Negg with day or only week old eggs?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:32 AM

    @John

    Over the last two years, I have had the opportunity to test the Negg™ with all types of eggs. As I mentioned above, the eggs that are directly from under the hen are mostly impossible. I have had limited success with hour old eggs. Letting them rest for 72 hours seems to solve that problem. I totally agree about steaming eggs. It's a great way to cook them, and if you have a good steaming recipe, please share it.

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/18/2017 11:30 AM

    Kudos Bonnie! I just made deviled eggs myself & was thoroughly annoyed that I couldn't get the shells off without tearing the eggs apart. I've tried vinegar in the water while boiling, letting them rest after boiling in cold water, nothing worked. I'm excited to buy your peeler & its absolutely fantastic that Americans are making it! Thank you Bonnie!

    I'll be bringing deviled eggs to every event now thanks to you! Marcella

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:34 AM

    @Guest

    Hi Marcella, Thank you! If you have any eggceptional deviled egg recipes, please share.

  • Christy
    Christy
    4/18/2017 11:34 AM

    Is there an easy way of know when you put the right amount of water in the Negg, or do you need a measuring cup nearby for each egg being peeled?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:36 AM

    @Christy No measuring cup needed. It's basically a Negg™ cap full of water.

  • Joni
    Joni
    4/18/2017 11:39 AM

    Do the eggs need to be freshly boiled i.e. hot or will it work equally well on cold boiled eggs out of the frig?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:45 AM

    @Joni We include the recipe for a perfectly peeled boiled egg in the package. One thing we have found is that putting the egg directly into an ice bath after boiling helps stop the cooking. Beyond that you can refrigerate them and there will be no difference in peeling.

  • Todd
    Todd
    4/18/2017 11:40 AM

    Thanks so much Bonnie for solving a problem we've all had. Are there other ways of doing it sure, but kudos to you for coming up with such a great and easy little problem solver. I just bought two for our household and can't wait to use them! Best of luck to you and your product sales!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:47 AM

    @Todd

    Thank you, Todd.

  • Roe
    Roe
    4/18/2017 11:40 AM

    Does it matter how the eggs are cooked? There are so many different instructions out there, I hesitate to try it.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:52 AM

    @Roe

    The recipe that comes with your Negg™ is the one we recommend. That's not to say that others won't work, but this is the one we found to be the most consistent, AND will make a perfectly cooked hard-boiled egg.

  • Mona
    Mona
    4/18/2017 11:59 AM

    @Bonnie I too say $7.95 would have been a better price and you would have sold many.....I have an almost fool proof way to shell eggs, but comment did not appear on here !!!!! why?

  • Mona
    Mona
    4/18/2017 11:57 AM

    @Roe It's great for an egg peeler, but I don't have problems peeling mine, I put salt and vinegar in water, start on low, when start to boil, set timer....according to how done you like them....take hot water off stove put in sink, add cold water and let it run till you are able to stick your hands in and pick up and egg, then continue to let cold water run, crack the egg all away around and put back in the water, after all are cracked start removing the sheets, they come off like a dream...only occasionally I might have one to stick a little, but not every time....try it before buying....I just think this is too much money to pay for this item, had it been $7.95 people are more apt to buy one.....

  • Kim
    Kim
    4/18/2017 12:29 PM

    @Mona you need to remember this product is made in the US, not a country where workers make a few dollars a day or week. Also, it looks to be sturdy, which means you'll only be buying one to last a long time. If you never need it, fine, but there's a lot of us out here who would appreciate saving the time peeling an egg the old-fashioned way requires. It also saves on water usually needed to peel an egg; in water-thirsty parts of the country this can make a big difference. I rarely have trouble peeling an egg using the same method you do, but I'd use a Negg in a hot minute instead.

  • Bob
    Bob
    4/18/2017 12:55 PM

    @Mona I completely agree. Thank you for providing your method of peeling a hard boiled egg. I'll take my $17.95 and donate it to a charity. The greed we see on this site for some of the products is astounding. Only it this country can you see this kind of pathetic behavior.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 1:36 PM

    @Bob @Mona Ouch! I'm sorry you think it is greed. Far from it. It may look like a simple product, but it was very complicated in the development. Both the product and the injection molds were built in the USA, and we are very proud of that. Probably could have met your price if we had gone elsewhere, but we were insistent on keeping the jobs in the USA. The Negg™ is not a product you are interested in. I totally understand.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/18/2017 1:53 PM

    Bob, I have to say 'greed' is far off the mark. If you're envisioning these Makers laughing their way to the bank because they've bloated their profit margins, you're missing the point of what we do here entirely. We are trying to help these businesses succeed and part of that is selling the product at their actual price. Not a price that's been slashed in red. The prices reflect the point these companies need them to be so that they can grow.

    Buying an innovative product early in its lifecycle, especially one manufactured in the U.S. is going to come at a price. We understand that may be a price not everyone is comfortable paying, but no one here is making out like bandits and swimming in pools of gold coins. We and all of our Makers are simply fighting to help their business succeed.

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    4/18/2017 2:57 PM

    @Mike Launch conversations are always so amusing-- either makers are being berated for being too pricey or for not manufacturing in the US. The beauty of free market is that if something isn't right for you, you have the golden opportunity to move on without losing another moment of your time. I might purchase one for no other reason than to counter peevish comments. But also, because $17.95 isn't too much to spend to make my life a little bit easier!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/18/2017 3:03 PM

    Preach, Sandra. Thanks so much for the comment. :)

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 3:50 PM

    @Mike @Sandra That is brilliant. Thank you!

  • Janet
    Janet
    4/18/2017 11:54 AM

    I would just like to say to the negative people on here, "If you don't like Bonnie's cool product, then just move on." Is it really necessary to bash her price point and be so peevish? Bonnie, I have ordered one. This looks like just the ticket for me. On Easter Sunday, I had 18 hard boiled eggs to peel for potato salad. As I was mutilating some of them, I just kept thinking thank God I'm not making deviled eggs! Now I know I'll not have to worry about that the next time I DO make deviled eggs. Good invention. Best of luck to you!

  • Mona
    Mona
    4/18/2017 12:03 PM

    @Janet

    Sorry Janet, but that is a lot to pay for this, maybe you have more money than some of us, and if what I do works, why not share it ? And save the $$ wasn't meant to be rude to her, just to help other people know how to cook & peel eggs with out having to buy an expensive jar....my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions ?

  • Terry
    Terry
    4/18/2017 12:08 PM

    @Janet thanks for saying that! I was thinking the same thing as I read through the comments. I love Bonnie's ingenuity and keeping the manufacturing here in the US.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:38 PM

    @Terry @Janet @Mona

    This manufacturing process is much more involved than one might think. I certainly appreciate those that want to continue to use a different method, and realize we won't change your mind, but for those of us who "hate peeling boiled" eggs, this offers an alternative. Thanks for the support.

  • Lilyan
    Lilyan
    4/18/2017 2:39 PM

    @Bonnie

    Bonnie.....congratulations on what seems to be a viable solution to egg peeling. I have not ordered your product, but I am going to. My family eats upwards if two dozen hard boiled eggs a week. We buy our eggs from a local farm and peeling them is a pain.

    As a manager of a retail store, I would like to say that I LOVE that this is made in America. No person was devalued and it kept jobs in America where they belong! Many people shop in our store because we buy things made in America. So thank you for helping the American economy.

    Lastly, I would like to say that this site is like any other site on the internet. There are many sites and two big ones (A and E) that let you buy from multiple sellers. The prices range from very low to very high in some instances for the item that you want to buy. The choice is yours whether you want to buy high or low or in the middle using your criteria for buying. That criteria might be a good seller, a high sell rating, fast shipping, or Made in America. But we dont tell them their price is too high. We either buy or we dont.

    Again, kudos! And thanks, I'm looking forward to nicely peeled eggs very soon.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 2:58 PM

    @Lilyan

    Thank you for your comments. We can only do the best we can, and it's not going to suit everyone. Appreciate your support. Happy Peeling!

  • Constance
    Constance
    4/18/2017 12:02 PM

    Does it work with soft boiled eggs?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:08 PM

    @Constance I have had success peeling soft and medium-boiled eggs with the NEGG. HOWEVER, it takes a bit more water and a bit more finesse. The NEGG was built for hard-boiled eggs. If you re-center the yolks (turn the egg carton upside down for 10 minutes or so before cooking) it aids in keeping the structure of the egg.

  • Jeffrey
    Jeffrey
    4/18/2017 12:02 PM

    Looks like you are busy today, Bonnie. I tried a much different peeler before and it worked sometimes and didn't others. My impression was that if the eggs had been the type that would peel by hand easily, the peeler would work, but if they were the kind that were a pain to peel, the peeler would not work. How many times have you encountered eggs which your Negg didn't really peel the way your video shows?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:21 PM

    @Jeffrey It does happen, but not often. I peel an egg every morning and have only had a couple that failed in the last month. Of course there is no way to reassemble the egg to retest it, but by using eggs from the same dozen, we found where the hand-peel method sometimes resulted in failure, the Negg™ produced a cleanly peeled egg. Any problems with the Negg™ peeled eggs were the exception, not the rule.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    4/18/2017 12:10 PM

    Loved you comparison about using a paring knife or a peeler to get the job done! I was also wondering about the use of a small jar instead of the Negg but that comment alone helped me choose my purchase of the Negg. Working smarter not harder in the kitchen. You also inspired me to "think". Lots of times in the kitchen I have wished for a gadget to help with some task but never did anything to find a solution to the problem. Well, you stopped and thought of a solution to the egg problem. Next time I "wish" I had a gadget, maybe I will too! Kudos to you for the Negg and inspirational problem solving.

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    4/18/2017 12:22 PM

    @Cheryl "Egg"sactly! I don't cook eggs for myself often, but I do make Deviled Eggs for family & work events. Then I'm doing at least 12 eggs & up to 6 dozen! The only 'modification' I could possibly use would be a rubber band on the outside so I'm less likely to drop it (thus why I don't do the juice glass or mason jar trick). I have a history of tendinitis & repetitive motion issues in my hands & wrists and the premise looks to be a godsend!

    One question - can it also be used to transport eggs? My dietitian says I should eat an egg as a snack, but I hate peeling them at work.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:23 PM

    @Cheryl

    You just made my day. I hope you do follow through the next time, and don't forget that the 3D printers found in many libraries now give you an inexpensive way to test your idea. Good Luck!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:45 PM

    @Kimberly I also have terrible arthritis, and that was one of the reasons I insisted on making the caps snap on, not screw on. I find I get a good grip by holding onto the concave caps with my middle finger and my thumb. Happily I haven't booted it yet. Yes, you can transport a boiled egg in the Negg™.

    Appreciate your comments, and would love to hear how it goes.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    4/18/2017 12:12 PM

    You've got to love it when a woman sees a problem and just, poof, solves it. Awesome. Can't wait to try this thing. AND, U.S. made product! Yeah, that's going to make it pricier than countries that treat their workers badly. Worth the extra. Kudos to you.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:25 PM

    @Lisa

    Thank you Lisa! I could write a book on this whole process! It's been amazing, and I appreciate all the support.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    4/18/2017 12:44 PM

    @Bonnie FYI, didn't mean to imply that *poof* meant it was easy, to be sure. Just impressive that you followed through with what, for most of us, would have been a fleeting notion. :-)

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    4/18/2017 12:46 PM

    I'd buy that book! I think others above would too. That would jump start many of us "wishers" because we'd have a plan. Please think about that idea.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:55 PM

    @Cheryl @Lisa "Poof" is fine! I actually cried when the first Neggs™ came out of the injection mold. Amazing to have an idea and then hold it in your hand.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/18/2017 2:53 PM

    For anyone wondering, we do have an e-book that details the stories of our Makers just like Bonnie. Perhaps a V2 is in order with a feature of The Negg.

    You can download our e-book Makers Who Made It for free here.

  • Laura
    Laura
    4/18/2017 12:37 PM

    We only eat eggs that are freshly laid (two -three days old at most) and a sure fire method to smoothly get off the shell of a boiled egg is to steam it for 20 minutes for hard boiled. I also use a Norpro Egg Timer for an absolute 100% accurate timer - I like my yolks solid, but less than hard boiled. I'm ordering the Negg to give as a gift. Thank you for making it in USA!!!!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:52 PM

    @Laura Thank you for your comments. Yes, someone suggested steaming the eggs, and I have tried it and like it. I also agree with not overcooking your eggs. I don't like the whites cooked to a point where they have the "trampoline effect". Also don't want the green glow around the yolk. Those are both indicative of overcooked eggs. Regards, B

  • Steven
    Steven
    4/18/2017 1:03 PM

    Didn't see this asked, but would be curious: can you use it for soft-boiled eggs? I make them every day, and it is a hassle to peel them . .

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 1:16 PM

    @Steven I have had success peeling soft and medium-boiled eggs with the NEGG. HOWEVER, it takes a bit more water and a bit more finesse. The NEGG was built for hard-boiled eggs. If you re-center the yolks (turn the egg carton upside down for 10 minutes or so before cooking), it protects the soft yolk and helps maintain the structure of the egg.

  • Lynne
    Lynne
    4/18/2017 1:37 PM

    Will this work with fresh eggs? I have chickens and it's almost impossible to peel them. Great video and story.. Lynne, Brooklyn Ct

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 1:53 PM

    @Lynne I have tried to peel eggs straight from under the hen, but have found it is impossible. The albumin (egg white) and the membrane attach itself to the shell and don't separate until the eggs have settle for a few days. We recommend 72 hours. Then you should be good to go.

  • Arlene
    Arlene
    4/18/2017 1:49 PM

    Your Negg looks like a great product. Can you put hard boiled eggs in the Negg right out of the hot water or do you need to give them an ice water bath first? Thanks.

    Arlene

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 1:54 PM

    @Arlene We recommend the ice bath first. 3-5 minutes should do it.

  • RICHARD
    RICHARD
    4/18/2017 3:43 PM

    @Bonnie I am amazed! For years I have wondered how to peel hard boiled eggs more easily, and you have conquered the goal! I will certainly be ordering soon! To all the naysayers for the price point - I would say, I am on a fixed income, but will be most happy to purchase at your price, as my time is worth more to me than the cost of such a time-saver! Thank you, ma'am, and God Bless you!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 3:51 PM

    @RICHARD Thank you, Richard!!!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

The Negg

Hard-Boiled Egg Peeler

Eggcellent Peeler

Peel an egg without pulling your hair out.

Cold water and some shaking is all it takes for this hardboiled egg peeler to work. It’s a Made in the USA kitchen hero that conquers a dreaded chore sleekly.

Maker Bonnie Tyler signed up to bring deviled eggs to a party and—after a failed attempt at peeling—showed up with a bag of
potato chips instead. After some prototyping and research at her local library, she cracked a solution.

Bonnie combined the elements of industrial peeling (i.e., vibration, movement, and water) to create something small, portable, and easy to use at home. That’s how The Negg was hatched. She even managed to get it manufactured in Connecticut, her own backyard.

Now you can de-shell your eggs with just cold water and a little bit of effort.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the Negg to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • Ande
    Ande
    4/18/2017 10:36 AM

    No question really, just a comment to say what a brilliant invention! I just ordered one and look forward to using it. Bravo as well for keeping this made in America!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 10:40 AM

    @Ande

    Thank you for your comments. We are proud very proud that it is made in America!

  • mindy
    mindy
    4/18/2017 10:43 AM

    How long must the egg be rolled around before the shell is ready to be peeled off?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 10:50 AM

    @mindy Good question. We suggest checking it after about four shakes. That is why the body of the Negg is clear. Then continue until you can see the white coming through. If the first egg in the dozen requires 10 shakes, the rest of the dozen will probably be the same. Generally, white eggs require less effort than brown eggs.

  • JAMES
    JAMES
    4/18/2017 10:44 AM

    How exactly does it work? What do you actually do?

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    4/18/2017 10:50 AM

    @JAMES did you actually watch the video above? i would highly recommend it...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/18/2017 10:51 AM

    Thanks, Ryan!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 10:53 AM

    @JAMES It's pretty simple. All you do is add a little water to the Negg™ (1/4 cup), place your egg in the Negg™ and shake, letting the egg hit the top and bottom cap. As you shake it you will feel the egg soften, and when you pour it out the shell slips off.

  • Ann
    Ann
    4/18/2017 10:47 AM

    I have a question. When I hard boil eggs that are a week or so old, they peel just fine. It is when I hard boil fresh eggs that the problems occur. Will this peel fresh eggs as easily as the video makes it look?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 10:56 AM

    @Ann Any store bought egg will be fine. If you are lucky enough to have your own chickens, the eggs need to rest for 72 hours after they have been laid.

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    4/18/2017 11:37 AM

    @Bonnie I can attest to that! Freshly laid eggs taste wonderful but do NOT peel easily!

  • Anthony
    Anthony
    4/18/2017 10:55 AM

    Thank you Bonnie for creating this product. I'm ordering mine today. I'll also tell my "low carb" friends about this product. :^)

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 10:57 AM

    @Anthony

    Thanks Anthony!

  • Frank
    Frank
    4/18/2017 10:59 AM

    Hi, Bonnie-- How does using the Negg differ from using a small jar? Thank you!

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    4/18/2017 11:03 AM

    @Frank great question!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:05 AM

    @Frank The patent-pending design, including the bumps on the inside, help to release the membrane and shell from the egg. We've run side by side tests, and the Negg™ is faster and easier, and kid friendly. I guess the comparison would be using a potato peeler vs. a paring knife. They both get the job done, but one is easier.

  • Frank
    Frank
    4/18/2017 11:07 AM

    @Bonnie I was wondering about those bumps, thanks!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:15 AM

    @Frank

    The bumps caused a nightmare for the manufacturer, but we knew from the 3D prototype that they were essential to the successful functioning of the Negg™.

  • Patti
    Patti
    4/18/2017 11:16 AM

    @Frank I've done this for years in a mason jar, and it didn't cost $17.95. Works great!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:25 AM

    @Patti

    As I said above, they both work, but in a side by side comparison the Negg™ makes it easier. My grand kids now peel their own eggs, and I would be reluctant to have them shake an egg in a glass mason jar. Appreciate your comments.

  • Joel
    Joel
    4/18/2017 11:26 AM

    @Patti

    Yeah, $17.95 seem absurd for a plastic cylinder with caps on it and bumps in it. $7.95, maybe, if I often found myself peeling a whole lot of eggs...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/18/2017 11:31 AM

    Hi Joel, if you don't find yourself peeling a lot of eggs, you're right, it won't make sense for you. For many, $17.95 will be a steal. And let us not gloss over the American manufacturing that surely plays a role in the price.

  • John
    John
    4/18/2017 11:21 AM

    Hi;

    Many store bought eggs sit for months between laying and store shelves, so over time they are a little easier to peel than fresh same day or only week old eggs, which are much hareder to peel. I found that steaming instead of boiling helps some with real fresh eggs. But, have you tried your product, The Negg with day or only week old eggs?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:32 AM

    @John

    Over the last two years, I have had the opportunity to test the Negg™ with all types of eggs. As I mentioned above, the eggs that are directly from under the hen are mostly impossible. I have had limited success with hour old eggs. Letting them rest for 72 hours seems to solve that problem. I totally agree about steaming eggs. It's a great way to cook them, and if you have a good steaming recipe, please share it.

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/18/2017 11:30 AM

    Kudos Bonnie! I just made deviled eggs myself & was thoroughly annoyed that I couldn't get the shells off without tearing the eggs apart. I've tried vinegar in the water while boiling, letting them rest after boiling in cold water, nothing worked. I'm excited to buy your peeler & its absolutely fantastic that Americans are making it! Thank you Bonnie!

    I'll be bringing deviled eggs to every event now thanks to you! Marcella

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:34 AM

    @Guest

    Hi Marcella, Thank you! If you have any eggceptional deviled egg recipes, please share.

  • Christy
    Christy
    4/18/2017 11:34 AM

    Is there an easy way of know when you put the right amount of water in the Negg, or do you need a measuring cup nearby for each egg being peeled?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:36 AM

    @Christy No measuring cup needed. It's basically a Negg™ cap full of water.

  • Joni
    Joni
    4/18/2017 11:39 AM

    Do the eggs need to be freshly boiled i.e. hot or will it work equally well on cold boiled eggs out of the frig?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:45 AM

    @Joni We include the recipe for a perfectly peeled boiled egg in the package. One thing we have found is that putting the egg directly into an ice bath after boiling helps stop the cooking. Beyond that you can refrigerate them and there will be no difference in peeling.

  • Todd
    Todd
    4/18/2017 11:40 AM

    Thanks so much Bonnie for solving a problem we've all had. Are there other ways of doing it sure, but kudos to you for coming up with such a great and easy little problem solver. I just bought two for our household and can't wait to use them! Best of luck to you and your product sales!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:47 AM

    @Todd

    Thank you, Todd.

  • Roe
    Roe
    4/18/2017 11:40 AM

    Does it matter how the eggs are cooked? There are so many different instructions out there, I hesitate to try it.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 11:52 AM

    @Roe

    The recipe that comes with your Negg™ is the one we recommend. That's not to say that others won't work, but this is the one we found to be the most consistent, AND will make a perfectly cooked hard-boiled egg.

  • Mona
    Mona
    4/18/2017 11:59 AM

    @Bonnie I too say $7.95 would have been a better price and you would have sold many.....I have an almost fool proof way to shell eggs, but comment did not appear on here !!!!! why?

  • Mona
    Mona
    4/18/2017 11:57 AM

    @Roe It's great for an egg peeler, but I don't have problems peeling mine, I put salt and vinegar in water, start on low, when start to boil, set timer....according to how done you like them....take hot water off stove put in sink, add cold water and let it run till you are able to stick your hands in and pick up and egg, then continue to let cold water run, crack the egg all away around and put back in the water, after all are cracked start removing the sheets, they come off like a dream...only occasionally I might have one to stick a little, but not every time....try it before buying....I just think this is too much money to pay for this item, had it been $7.95 people are more apt to buy one.....

  • Kim
    Kim
    4/18/2017 12:29 PM

    @Mona you need to remember this product is made in the US, not a country where workers make a few dollars a day or week. Also, it looks to be sturdy, which means you'll only be buying one to last a long time. If you never need it, fine, but there's a lot of us out here who would appreciate saving the time peeling an egg the old-fashioned way requires. It also saves on water usually needed to peel an egg; in water-thirsty parts of the country this can make a big difference. I rarely have trouble peeling an egg using the same method you do, but I'd use a Negg in a hot minute instead.

  • Bob
    Bob
    4/18/2017 12:55 PM

    @Mona I completely agree. Thank you for providing your method of peeling a hard boiled egg. I'll take my $17.95 and donate it to a charity. The greed we see on this site for some of the products is astounding. Only it this country can you see this kind of pathetic behavior.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 1:36 PM

    @Bob @Mona Ouch! I'm sorry you think it is greed. Far from it. It may look like a simple product, but it was very complicated in the development. Both the product and the injection molds were built in the USA, and we are very proud of that. Probably could have met your price if we had gone elsewhere, but we were insistent on keeping the jobs in the USA. The Negg™ is not a product you are interested in. I totally understand.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/18/2017 1:53 PM

    Bob, I have to say 'greed' is far off the mark. If you're envisioning these Makers laughing their way to the bank because they've bloated their profit margins, you're missing the point of what we do here entirely. We are trying to help these businesses succeed and part of that is selling the product at their actual price. Not a price that's been slashed in red. The prices reflect the point these companies need them to be so that they can grow.

    Buying an innovative product early in its lifecycle, especially one manufactured in the U.S. is going to come at a price. We understand that may be a price not everyone is comfortable paying, but no one here is making out like bandits and swimming in pools of gold coins. We and all of our Makers are simply fighting to help their business succeed.

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    4/18/2017 2:57 PM

    @Mike Launch conversations are always so amusing-- either makers are being berated for being too pricey or for not manufacturing in the US. The beauty of free market is that if something isn't right for you, you have the golden opportunity to move on without losing another moment of your time. I might purchase one for no other reason than to counter peevish comments. But also, because $17.95 isn't too much to spend to make my life a little bit easier!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/18/2017 3:03 PM

    Preach, Sandra. Thanks so much for the comment. :)

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 3:50 PM

    @Mike @Sandra That is brilliant. Thank you!

  • Janet
    Janet
    4/18/2017 11:54 AM

    I would just like to say to the negative people on here, "If you don't like Bonnie's cool product, then just move on." Is it really necessary to bash her price point and be so peevish? Bonnie, I have ordered one. This looks like just the ticket for me. On Easter Sunday, I had 18 hard boiled eggs to peel for potato salad. As I was mutilating some of them, I just kept thinking thank God I'm not making deviled eggs! Now I know I'll not have to worry about that the next time I DO make deviled eggs. Good invention. Best of luck to you!

  • Mona
    Mona
    4/18/2017 12:03 PM

    @Janet

    Sorry Janet, but that is a lot to pay for this, maybe you have more money than some of us, and if what I do works, why not share it ? And save the $$ wasn't meant to be rude to her, just to help other people know how to cook & peel eggs with out having to buy an expensive jar....my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions ?

  • Terry
    Terry
    4/18/2017 12:08 PM

    @Janet thanks for saying that! I was thinking the same thing as I read through the comments. I love Bonnie's ingenuity and keeping the manufacturing here in the US.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:38 PM

    @Terry @Janet @Mona

    This manufacturing process is much more involved than one might think. I certainly appreciate those that want to continue to use a different method, and realize we won't change your mind, but for those of us who "hate peeling boiled" eggs, this offers an alternative. Thanks for the support.

  • Lilyan
    Lilyan
    4/18/2017 2:39 PM

    @Bonnie

    Bonnie.....congratulations on what seems to be a viable solution to egg peeling. I have not ordered your product, but I am going to. My family eats upwards if two dozen hard boiled eggs a week. We buy our eggs from a local farm and peeling them is a pain.

    As a manager of a retail store, I would like to say that I LOVE that this is made in America. No person was devalued and it kept jobs in America where they belong! Many people shop in our store because we buy things made in America. So thank you for helping the American economy.

    Lastly, I would like to say that this site is like any other site on the internet. There are many sites and two big ones (A and E) that let you buy from multiple sellers. The prices range from very low to very high in some instances for the item that you want to buy. The choice is yours whether you want to buy high or low or in the middle using your criteria for buying. That criteria might be a good seller, a high sell rating, fast shipping, or Made in America. But we dont tell them their price is too high. We either buy or we dont.

    Again, kudos! And thanks, I'm looking forward to nicely peeled eggs very soon.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 2:58 PM

    @Lilyan

    Thank you for your comments. We can only do the best we can, and it's not going to suit everyone. Appreciate your support. Happy Peeling!

  • Constance
    Constance
    4/18/2017 12:02 PM

    Does it work with soft boiled eggs?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:08 PM

    @Constance I have had success peeling soft and medium-boiled eggs with the NEGG. HOWEVER, it takes a bit more water and a bit more finesse. The NEGG was built for hard-boiled eggs. If you re-center the yolks (turn the egg carton upside down for 10 minutes or so before cooking) it aids in keeping the structure of the egg.

  • Jeffrey
    Jeffrey
    4/18/2017 12:02 PM

    Looks like you are busy today, Bonnie. I tried a much different peeler before and it worked sometimes and didn't others. My impression was that if the eggs had been the type that would peel by hand easily, the peeler would work, but if they were the kind that were a pain to peel, the peeler would not work. How many times have you encountered eggs which your Negg didn't really peel the way your video shows?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:21 PM

    @Jeffrey It does happen, but not often. I peel an egg every morning and have only had a couple that failed in the last month. Of course there is no way to reassemble the egg to retest it, but by using eggs from the same dozen, we found where the hand-peel method sometimes resulted in failure, the Negg™ produced a cleanly peeled egg. Any problems with the Negg™ peeled eggs were the exception, not the rule.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    4/18/2017 12:10 PM

    Loved you comparison about using a paring knife or a peeler to get the job done! I was also wondering about the use of a small jar instead of the Negg but that comment alone helped me choose my purchase of the Negg. Working smarter not harder in the kitchen. You also inspired me to "think". Lots of times in the kitchen I have wished for a gadget to help with some task but never did anything to find a solution to the problem. Well, you stopped and thought of a solution to the egg problem. Next time I "wish" I had a gadget, maybe I will too! Kudos to you for the Negg and inspirational problem solving.

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    4/18/2017 12:22 PM

    @Cheryl "Egg"sactly! I don't cook eggs for myself often, but I do make Deviled Eggs for family & work events. Then I'm doing at least 12 eggs & up to 6 dozen! The only 'modification' I could possibly use would be a rubber band on the outside so I'm less likely to drop it (thus why I don't do the juice glass or mason jar trick). I have a history of tendinitis & repetitive motion issues in my hands & wrists and the premise looks to be a godsend!

    One question - can it also be used to transport eggs? My dietitian says I should eat an egg as a snack, but I hate peeling them at work.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:23 PM

    @Cheryl

    You just made my day. I hope you do follow through the next time, and don't forget that the 3D printers found in many libraries now give you an inexpensive way to test your idea. Good Luck!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:45 PM

    @Kimberly I also have terrible arthritis, and that was one of the reasons I insisted on making the caps snap on, not screw on. I find I get a good grip by holding onto the concave caps with my middle finger and my thumb. Happily I haven't booted it yet. Yes, you can transport a boiled egg in the Negg™.

    Appreciate your comments, and would love to hear how it goes.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    4/18/2017 12:12 PM

    You've got to love it when a woman sees a problem and just, poof, solves it. Awesome. Can't wait to try this thing. AND, U.S. made product! Yeah, that's going to make it pricier than countries that treat their workers badly. Worth the extra. Kudos to you.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:25 PM

    @Lisa

    Thank you Lisa! I could write a book on this whole process! It's been amazing, and I appreciate all the support.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    4/18/2017 12:44 PM

    @Bonnie FYI, didn't mean to imply that *poof* meant it was easy, to be sure. Just impressive that you followed through with what, for most of us, would have been a fleeting notion. :-)

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    4/18/2017 12:46 PM

    I'd buy that book! I think others above would too. That would jump start many of us "wishers" because we'd have a plan. Please think about that idea.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:55 PM

    @Cheryl @Lisa "Poof" is fine! I actually cried when the first Neggs™ came out of the injection mold. Amazing to have an idea and then hold it in your hand.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/18/2017 2:53 PM

    For anyone wondering, we do have an e-book that details the stories of our Makers just like Bonnie. Perhaps a V2 is in order with a feature of The Negg.

    You can download our e-book Makers Who Made It for free here.

  • Laura
    Laura
    4/18/2017 12:37 PM

    We only eat eggs that are freshly laid (two -three days old at most) and a sure fire method to smoothly get off the shell of a boiled egg is to steam it for 20 minutes for hard boiled. I also use a Norpro Egg Timer for an absolute 100% accurate timer - I like my yolks solid, but less than hard boiled. I'm ordering the Negg to give as a gift. Thank you for making it in USA!!!!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 12:52 PM

    @Laura Thank you for your comments. Yes, someone suggested steaming the eggs, and I have tried it and like it. I also agree with not overcooking your eggs. I don't like the whites cooked to a point where they have the "trampoline effect". Also don't want the green glow around the yolk. Those are both indicative of overcooked eggs. Regards, B

  • Steven
    Steven
    4/18/2017 1:03 PM

    Didn't see this asked, but would be curious: can you use it for soft-boiled eggs? I make them every day, and it is a hassle to peel them . .

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 1:16 PM

    @Steven I have had success peeling soft and medium-boiled eggs with the NEGG. HOWEVER, it takes a bit more water and a bit more finesse. The NEGG was built for hard-boiled eggs. If you re-center the yolks (turn the egg carton upside down for 10 minutes or so before cooking), it protects the soft yolk and helps maintain the structure of the egg.

  • Lynne
    Lynne
    4/18/2017 1:37 PM

    Will this work with fresh eggs? I have chickens and it's almost impossible to peel them. Great video and story.. Lynne, Brooklyn Ct

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 1:53 PM

    @Lynne I have tried to peel eggs straight from under the hen, but have found it is impossible. The albumin (egg white) and the membrane attach itself to the shell and don't separate until the eggs have settle for a few days. We recommend 72 hours. Then you should be good to go.

  • Arlene
    Arlene
    4/18/2017 1:49 PM

    Your Negg looks like a great product. Can you put hard boiled eggs in the Negg right out of the hot water or do you need to give them an ice water bath first? Thanks.

    Arlene

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 1:54 PM

    @Arlene We recommend the ice bath first. 3-5 minutes should do it.

  • RICHARD
    RICHARD
    4/18/2017 3:43 PM

    @Bonnie I am amazed! For years I have wondered how to peel hard boiled eggs more easily, and you have conquered the goal! I will certainly be ordering soon! To all the naysayers for the price point - I would say, I am on a fixed income, but will be most happy to purchase at your price, as my time is worth more to me than the cost of such a time-saver! Thank you, ma'am, and God Bless you!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    4/18/2017 3:51 PM

    @RICHARD Thank you, Richard!!!

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