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August 13, 2007

Egg Blower — Blow out your egg, not your brain


Louisa Chu over at chow.com raved about this tool, as follows:

    Egg Blower

    If you were like me as a kid, every Easter you tried to empty raw eggs by following the directions on the back of the PAAS egg dye box. You dug into your mom’s sewing kit, found a big needle, wiggled it into both ends of an egg’s shell, then desperately tried to blow out the raw innards. After a few failed, dizzying attempts, you resigned yourself to yet another year of less cool colored, hard-cooked eggs.

    While you were pitifully blowing away, the Ukrainians, masters of the ancient art of pysanky — elaborately decorated museum-quality Easter eggs — were using a generations-old tool called a Blas-Fix egg blower.

    It’s a simple yet ingenious yellow plastic hand pump with a long, hollow syringe attached. It also comes with a small manual drill. First you insert the drill into the eggshell and make a neat hole at one end of the egg. Next you insert the syringe into the hole and break the yolk so it’ll flow out. Now squeeze the pump, which blows air through the syringe, displacing the raw egg. It drips out around the sides of the syringe, through the hole.


From the product website:

    Egg Blower

    This tool makes blowing eggs as easy as 1-2-3 and it's very fast and clean.

    The set consists of a hole drill (see illustration 1)


    to make a perfect little hole in one end of the egg, a pump (see illustrations 2 & 3) for removing the egg white and yolk, and instructions.

    Eggs are so easy to blow with this tool that you'll have a big basket ready for decorating in no time.



And the answer is "No" — don't even think about trying to carry it onto a plane.

August 13, 2007 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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Blowing eggs is simple, sucking eggs is something you'll have to get your granny to teach you! :)

Posted by: Graeme | Aug 13, 2007 10:53:59 PM

And I would want to do this?

Posted by: ScienceChic | Aug 13, 2007 2:10:34 PM

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