The Goose that lays the Golden Eggs
For lent, Personalize gave up all egg-based puns, which is handy to those adverse to clichés around Easter time. Since the solemn religious observance is over we can beat you into submission with as many egg-based puns as humanly possible with this latest invention - powered by the prototyping abilities of 3D printing -appearing on Kickstarter, The Golden Goose.
The Golden Goose is a kitchen utensil that uses “centrifugal force” to scramble an egg in its shell without breaking or introducing air. When boiled like a normal hard boiled egg “Golden Eggs” give a silky texture that is, at the same time, both like and not like a scrambled egg at all. The idea for the design was poached from a Victorian spinning toy; the egg nests in the cushioned holder and is spun in two directions, thus scrambling the egg internally.
The Golden Goose is not the first device to attempt to make the delicacy known as ‘the golden egg’; there’s Instructables pages eggsplaining an even lower-fi version using stockings and some twine, but take into accounts the comments below and you’ll see that these methods aren’t always particularly œuffective. The Goose claims to have optimised the process making it over easy to get perfect eggs, every time.
The plan for the Goose was hatched by Geraint Krumpe of Y Line Product design. Geraint describes himself as a ‘3D print enthusiast’, and it is with the help of the technology that he was able to quickly iterate prototypes. The confidence in the 3D printed prototypes can be seen in the rewards; if you’re willing to shell out $50, this reward grants you a full production run Goose as well as access to the 3D printable files, so as you can assemble your own Golden Goose at home.
The most important part of any kitchen utensil/ food preparation device is not how it was made but how the end product tastes. According to the claims on the Golden Goose’s Kickstarter page the taste is all in the boiling process, we all like our eggs slightly differently and this is just another method to add to the versatility of the mighty oval foodstuff.
Seeing as no air is introduced to the egg it should stay fresh for as long as usual. This could also be a process used by restaurants to pre scramble and then store scrambled eggs, or even a cracking cheat for Saturday Kitchen’s Omelette Challenge!
With 23 days remaining of the Golden Goose’s Kickstarter campaign the project has been backed to the tune of two thirds of it’s poultry $34,000 target, the Golden Goose shouldn’t be cooped up for too long, winging its way to a kitchen near you in the not too distant future.