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Cuisinart CEC-10 Review

When we tested the Cuisinart Egg Central CEC-10, we ended up with perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs with great texture and taste. The yolks were cooked completely and displayed a pale yellow color, and they were somewhat crumbly.

5 Star Rating

Our Verdict

The Cuisinart Egg Central CEC-10 is the best egg cooker we reviewed. It consistently prepares eggs the way you want and includes clever features such as lid handles and BPA-free plastic parts.

For

  • The Cuisinart makes consistently well-cooked eggs.

Against

  • It costs more than other egg cookers.
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The Cuisinart CEC-10 lets you cook seven eggs on the bottom tray and add another tray if you want to cook three more.

The Cuisinart CEC-10 lets you cook seven eggs on the bottom tray and add another tray if you want to cook three more.
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This Cuisinart cooker has a metal water reservoir that heats up and produces steam to cook your eggs.

This Cuisinart cooker has a metal water reservoir that heats up and produces steam to cook your eggs.
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The Cuisinart CEC-10 egg cooker is easy to assemble and use, and its plastic parts are BPA-free.

The Cuisinart CEC-10 egg cooker is easy to assemble and use, and its plastic parts are BPA-free.
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This Cuisinart egg cooker comes with an omelet tray, a poaching tray that holds four eggs, and two small egg stands that hold your egg upright if you enjoy eating soft-cooked eggs in the shell.

This Cuisinart egg cooker comes with an omelet tray, a poaching tray that holds four eggs, and two small egg stands that hold your egg upright if you enjoy eating soft-cooked eggs in the shell.
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The brushed stainless-steel exterior is attractive and would fit into any kitchen décor.

The brushed stainless-steel exterior is attractive and would fit into any kitchen décor.
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This electric egg cooker from Cuisinart can sit out on a counter and be an appealing addition to your kitchen, but it’s compact enough to store in a cupboard if you prefer.

This electric egg cooker from Cuisinart can sit out on a counter and be an appealing addition to your kitchen, but it’s compact enough to store in a cupboard if you prefer.
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The handles on this egg cooker are cool to the touch, so you can lift the lid carefully once the eggs are done.

The handles on this egg cooker are cool to the touch, so you can lift the lid carefully once the eggs are done.
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We got hard-cooked eggs that were cooked precisely to our standards with the Cuisinart CEC-10, and they tasted great.

We got hard-cooked eggs that were cooked precisely to our standards with the Cuisinart CEC-10, and they tasted great.

When we tested the Cuisinart Egg Central CEC-10, we ended up with perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs with great texture and taste. The yolks were cooked completely and displayed a pale yellow color, and they were somewhat crumbly.

We also didn't have to contend with any mess from dripping water flowing out onto the kitchen counter, which was the case with some of the other egg cookers we tested. In addition, the cool-touch handles on both sides let us lift the lid safely, which is an important feature since nearly all egg cookers use steam for cooking that can pose a safety hazard when you take off the lid.

This electric egg cooker has two egg-holding tiers, so you can cook up to seven eggs on the bottom of this device. If you choose, you can attach the top tier that holds three eggs and can cook a total of 10 eggs at one time. Made of a BPA-free plastic and brushed stainless steel, this device steam cooks your eggs and lets you prepare soft-boiled, medium-boiled or hard-boiled eggs using the two trays.

Besides boiled eggs, you can use two other included trays to make as many as four poached eggs or a three-egg omelet. The included user manual describes each cooking method with clearly written step-by-step instructions, along with a small selection of recipes. If you misplace your manual, you can download another from the Cuisinart website.

When you turn the electric egg cooker on using the convenient slider switch on the front, a blue LED indicator lights up so you know the machine is working. When the cooking is complete, an audible alert lets you know. This 600-watt hard-boiled egg cooker measures 7.1 inches wide and 7.5 inches high, and it weighs in at 2.1 pounds.

It is a sturdy, but still compact kitchen tool that helps you cook a variety of classic egg dishes, and it’s easy to store when you're done cooking. One helpful feature is a cord-storage area on the base that you can wrap the cord around to get it out of the way.

The amount of water in the device determines the cooking time for different degrees of doneness, and the set includes a 180-milliliter measuring cup with a piercing pin to measure the precise level of water you need based on the instructions. The sharp piercing pin comes with a small plastic cover to protect your fingers when this is not in use. It helps that the pin is quite sharp; some egg cooking models we tested came with dull piercing tools and ended up cracking the shells of raw eggs.

The Cuisinart's pin allows you to make a tiny hole in each eggshell to keep your eggs from cracking while they cook in the appliance. Our testing showed virtually no cracked eggs during the cooking process, and we didn't break any while piercing the shell before we started cooking.

The Cuisinart Egg Central CEC-10 costs somewhat more than other egg cookers on the market, but we found in our testing that this machine is easy to use. And this high-performing machine outshines the competition with its consistently first-rate cooking results. If you want to spend less, consider the lower-priced Dash Rapid Egg Cooker that can cook 6 eggs at once.