I’m not going to lie, we’re a massive fan of gadgets in our house, if it makes our lives easier, we’re in! From lighting we can control from our phones (thanks IKEA) to using our Google Home to play music, get up to date with the latest news and commute times to work.
We also have a plethora of kitchen gadgets that we actually use frequently; the Nutribullet for those daily smoothies (yup, I’m still using this a year later), an air fryer for healthier cooking and an electric can opener.Our latest gadget is something I can see myself using frequently; mostly because I’m absolutely crap at making omelettes in a pan, so I don’t bother. In fact, I’ve probably not made an omelette for a good couple of years now 🙁
So I’m pretty excited that we’re now the proud owners of a omelette maker from VonShef* 😀
I couldn’t wait to use it so I went hunting for an easy to follow recipe that would fit in the holes! I found this awesome one from Allrecipes as it was really simple to follow and use for my omelette maker 🙂
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 tablespoons of grated cheese (I used red Leicester)
- 4 tablespoons of fresh chopped mushrooms (I defrosted some frozen mushrooms the night before and, after draining off the water, whacked them in the mix. Oh, and I didn’t bother chopping them either #rebel)
(I also left out the knob of butter because that’s used for cooking it in a pan and I’m using my omelette maker. Obvs)
This recipe makes one omelette and fills the omelette maker perfectly. You could also add slightly less mushrooms and add more of something else if you wanted to, like sweetcorn, tomatoes or pre-cooked meat; for example, chorizo or bacon 😀 You could even add onions, although I’d imagine you’d need to pre-cook them first as I don’t think the omelette maker would cook them enough.
Using the omelette maker:
The omelette maker was thankfully really, really easy to use. I lightly greased the plates with vegetable oil (although you can use low-cal sprays on it too) and turned it on (with the lid closed). A red light came on to say it was heating up, and once it got to temperature, the light went off.
I then poured half my mixture into one side of the omelette maker, poured the other half into the other side, added some parsley to make it look a bit fancier and closed the lid. (The instructions say not to overfill or the mixture could overflow when it starts to cook!)
I didn’t have to do anything else to it at all until it was ready to come out. Depending on how runny you like it, it takes between 6 and 10 minutes to cook the omelette.
The omelette halves were really easy to remove as the plates are non-stick and I just used a silicone spatula to take them out 🙂
The awesome pros:
- It’s so quick and easy to use and because you just leave the omelette to cook, you can go off and do something else for a few minutes.
- It’s pretty compact so it happily sits on one of our work surfaces without taking up too much room!
- The instructions are really easy to follow 🙂
- It also doubles up as an egg-frier and scrambled egg maker!!
- It’s only £12.99 which is pretty reasonable for something that makes my life a lot easier and now I have another option for dinner ideas 😀
The slight cons:
- Whilst it says that it makes two omelettes at once, using the recipe I did, it seems like it only actually cooks one omelette (in two halves) at once. This means if you’re cooking for more than one person, you either have cooked omelettes getting cold while you make more, or everyone else gets to eat theirs first while you’re still cooking.
- The plates aren’t removable. That being said, it’s so easy to clean that I’m not sure it really makes a difference whether they’re removable or not!
My overall verdict:
- Despite the fact it only makes one full omelette at a time, I’ll definitely be using this again! It’s perfect for a weekend brunch snack or a full meal if you add something else; like chips!! I can always cover the omelette in foil while waiting for the other to cook 🙂
Have you ever used an omelette maker before? Are you any good at making them in the pan, or are you a bit shit, like me? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x
*The omelette maker was kindly sent to me by Domu Brands but review and love of gadgets and food are all my own.