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When did they stop making bowls you could crack an egg on?
« on: November 03, 2022, 01:41:23 PM »

Seriously - That nice smooth downward motion, and done. I've been looking for metal bowls for making omelets, and they all seem to have a big sideways lip on them, requiring a sideways motion to crack the egg, and that doesn't work very well.
 
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Re: When did they stop making bowls you could crack an egg on?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2022, 04:13:29 PM »

I crack eggs on a flat surface, like the counter top.

You don't drive a bunch of shell shards into the egg that way if you get... overly excited.
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Re: When did they stop making bowls you could crack an egg on?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2022, 04:42:39 PM »

Dead set on metal? If so, the lip is ubiquitous. If you're willing to go with glass, Anchor Hocking and Pyrex both have inexpensive sets with plain rims.

I'm like K-Frame, I crack my eggs on a flat surface to keep from driving in pieces of shell. I use heavy glass mixing bowls so I usually use the inside of bowl, just under the rim.

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Re: When did they stop making bowls you could crack an egg on?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2022, 05:22:57 PM »

I just crack them against my forehead.  My head is the hardest thing around.  (I'm German  :rofl:)
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Re: When did they stop making bowls you could crack an egg on?
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2022, 06:31:20 PM »

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/blanda-blank-serving-bowl-stainless-steel-50057254/

We've got a couple of these in the 5" size. Holds maybe 6 eggs. No lip, cuts into the shell nicely.
Using more eggs generally means the yolks can be broken.  I'll smack them on the countertop and splt them into a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup for scrambling.
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Re: When did they stop making bowls you could crack an egg on?
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2022, 11:00:16 PM »

Okay - I've tried smacking them on the counter, and... I've also cleaned one off the counter. I guess I'll be heading over to midtown tomorrow to see if Ikea has any actually in stock.
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Re: When did they stop making bowls you could crack an egg on?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2022, 07:10:48 AM »

You're not supposed to open palm slam them onto the countertop.  :facepalm:

You can also use the flat surface on the INSIDE of the bowl.
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Re: When did they stop making bowls you could crack an egg on?
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2022, 08:31:31 AM »

I usually crack eggs on the side of a stainless steel measuring cup and dump them in that. That way if I get a bad egg (hasn't happened for a LONG time) I don't run the risk of contaminating the whole batch of batter or whatever else I'm making. Also it's easier to spot and fish out any little bits of egg shell that my sloppy technique produces.
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Re: When did they stop making bowls you could crack an egg on?
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2022, 01:27:58 PM »

Go hit a 2nd hand store, Fiesta Ware bowl. They are great for cracking eggs on the lip.
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Re: When did they stop making bowls you could crack an egg on?
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2022, 05:15:27 PM »

Of course if you're serious and tired of *expletive deleted*ing around, this is how you crack some eggs...

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Re: When did they stop making bowls you could crack an egg on?
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2022, 05:25:05 PM »

Okay - went over to my local Ikea, and picked up three of those bowls... They appear to be nice enough, except that I'm going to have to make a hanger for them.
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