Product Type: Micromark electrical appliances
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Micromark Omelette Express
Member Name: katykicker
Micromark Omelette Express
Advantages: Easy to use, easy to clean, works well, indicator light, fill line for guideline.
Recently I've had lots of time at home due to illness. This has been something that has happened on and off for the last few months and so this has given me lots of free time to clean out cupboards, wardrobes and generally just de-clutter our home. This has actually been quite therapeutic for me as at the end of every day I end up feeling like I have achieved something positive even if I've been too unwell to venture outside or I've had to do a small amount of cleaning or de-cluttering each day because of being tired. One item that has been dug out from the back of my gadget cupboard is this omelette express. Now this isn't something that I'd used before and it had been languishing in the cupboard since we moved in to our home back in 2010! This is something that my Mum had picked up for us for when we moved in to our home and perhaps it was a clear indicator that she was worried I wouldn't even be able to cook an egg! Of course she has been proven wrong now and this has been a fantastic gadget that I've been using lot over the last 6 weeks or so.
This is kind of like a sandwich toaster in that basically you put your item in, close the lid and hey presto, its cooked! There are two 'pans' if you like built in to this omelette maker, just grease these lightly with oil or butter and you pour your ingredients in to these. I tend to use a wodge of kitchen towel and spread a small amount of oil around the two pans as I do when I make pancakes in a frying pan. This works well at greasing every area and so it is the ideal method for me without making a mess.
There is an indicator light with this that tells you that this has been switched on and then that is ready for cooking the perfect omelette. There is a fill line on each pan that indicates the maximum fill and initially I didn't think that this as high as it needed to be but I've learnt, through bitter experience, that overfilling this will lead to the omelette leaking and a mess going absolutely everywhere. The omelette rises up nicely actually based on the fill line so I always stick to that. I normally add fillings before I add the eggs because I don't like my vegetables to be too firm and I have found this to be the best method for me. Of course everyone has different tastes. You just close the lid down and this allows for expansion of the omelette for even cooking and I must say that it works incredibly well.
I love the convenience of this machine and I can't believe that I haven't used this before. This is so incredibly quick and simple to use. The indicator light is handy and I like how I can just whisk some eggs, chop some ham and throw it together basically. It takes just a minute to get an omelette ready and only a few minutes to get a fantastic omelette. Time does vary depending on filling of course but that's to be expected. This machine allows me to make omelettes far superior to my normal ones and they come out looking perfect. I can use the spatula that came with this to remove the omelettes and find that two omelettes makes a wonderful filling dinner or one with salad is a fantastic lunch.
The omelettes that I have made so far using this machine have been fantastic. On the one occasion where I overfilled it I had to scrap them and start again but that was through my own panic more than anything else. They are cooked evenly and as long as I think about the cooking time of the ingredients I'm adding I always get an omelette that is cooked to perfection. This is an ideal gadget for this time of year as I crave more hot dinners and I can make one of these and have it with some salad if I want to stay quite healthy. I love how simple this is to use and that I can just wipe it over to give it a clean. These are not so widely available now but there is still the occasional one on eBay and similar sites if you are looking to snap one up. I feel that this is worthy of 5/5!
Summary: A fantastic omelette maker.
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