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I call myself quite a decent cook when it comes to preparing nourishing meals for my family. The one thing I cannot cook however is an omelette. They always come out looking more like scrambled eggs than anything else, so I knew I was going to have to do something to compensate for this as my daughter loves eating omelettes every now and again.
I spied the microwave omelette maker made by Kitchen Craft on Amazon for the small price of £3.50 a while ago so I decided for the small price, it was going to be worth it.
When it arrived, the omelette maker was no more than a piece of plastic that looked like a strange shaped lunch box.
It opens up to provide two sections within the moulded plastic and can also then be closed with a plastic clip area to provide the closed omelette appearance.
There were no obvious instructions inside the box, and the first time I used it I realised they had been printed n the box, so I had to retrieve it from the recycling bin to find out how to use the maker.
A very simple idea of melting some butter in each section before whisking your eggs and then placing half the quantity in each of the two sections before placing in the microwave for one minute. After this time you are to use a fork and remove any solid mixture from the edges of the compartment and cook again for thirty seconds before repeating the process until the egg has almost set and cooked.
Next it is time to add your filling, which in or house is usually cheese, before closing the compartments over and cooking for a further minute to cook your filling off. This means that the filling will be in the middle of your omelette at the end of the cooking process.
What I usually end up with is a decent looking omelette but sadly my filling always looks as though it's oozing out of the sides.
Having followed the recommended amount of eggs the first time, I have found that to create a decent looking omelette with filling inside then you need to use at least four eggs. This isn't suitable for my daughter as it would be too much for her as well as too many eggs in one go, so I have to settle for a slightly messy end product. I would recommend taking care when opening the maker at the end of the cooking process as quite a lot if steam does gather inside.
The plastic compartments are very easy to clean in your normal washing up process. Nothing tends to get stuck so its really just cleaning the fatty substance of butter and cheese if you have used it.
I find the maker very easy to use and it's such a simple concept but means that I don't end up burning the bottom of my pan from trying to flip an omelette without success.
As it doesn't come out of the omelette maker looking perfect then I wouldn't use this if I was giving to guests, but for a quick and easy lunch with minimal fuss and after care then this is a great buy.