This Kitchen Gadget is Undoubtedly Cool, but Would You Buy it?

January 15, 2013 | By | Comments (8)

Pluck

Inspired by a few different viral Youtube videos (which show how you can use a water bottle to easily separate an egg), the ever-innovative company Quirky has just introduced a brand new egg yolk extractor called Pluck. Instead of conducting the usual “transfer-the yolk-back-and-forth-between-two-halves-of-the-shell” (as outlined in this classic RealSimple.com video), you can now just crack an egg into a bowl and squeeze Pluck to suck the yolk into a silicone chamber. Squeeze Pluck again to release the yolk into a separate dish.

Will you buy this timesaver? I’m intrigued, but a little put off that it only has one use. Can you think of any others?

Share your thoughts below.

COMMENTS

  1. David Kichi

    I normally love gadgets kitchen or otherwise, but the Pluck is something not worth loving. First of all, you’ve gotta crack the egg into a bowl first, so it’s not like you can avoid getting your hands dirty and it’s not like the spoon wasn’t invented yet so why bother? Maybe if this product could suck the egg out of the shell and separate the yolk from the white, more folks would be interested. Perhaps redesign it with a battery operated whooshing sound and multi-color changing led’s and kids we be mandated to help mom with egg separating fun time. o.O

    January 16, 2013 at 7:50 am
  2. David Kichi

    I forgot to mention that you had to wash it when all the fun was over. Great one more fun thing you can have the kids work into recreation time! Next you’ll be having them do the dishes when all is said and done. (y)

    January 16, 2013 at 7:53 am
  3. Julia Edelstein

    Good point about the washing, David! Hadn’t thought of that. Still there’s something very appealing about those perfectly separated yolks..and I don’t even eat egg-white omelets.

    January 16, 2013 at 10:05 am
  4. Debra Stone

    I love gadgets and I love Pluck. I bought it and have used it several times. Of course you have to break the egg! But after that, there is no getting your hands in it. It pulls the yold out so cleanly – even if a little white comes up into it, just hold it for a second and the white drips out. Perfect yolks, unbroken. Great for custards or other recipes you need yolks. Plus – it is fun. I encourage you to try it. It will sell itself.

    January 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm
  5. Caren Pearson Kirten

    Great…Dr. Oz had positive comments so I say GREAT!

    January 26, 2013 at 9:48 am
  6. keeping5alive

    This is a device that is genius in its simplicity, even my child can use it. An added bonus is that it is wonderful when a one handed technique is required. People who have had an injury or otherwise only have the use of one hand for cooking can enjoy greater functional independence with this slick little gadget.

    January 31, 2013 at 8:10 am
    • Caren Pearson Kirten

      Love it…purchased a dozen for friends & family!

      January 31, 2013 at 10:29 am
  7. Isabel

    Or, you could just crack the egg into your hand, slightly open your fingers and let the white slip through, leaving the yolk in your hand. Not fancy or particularly clean, but it’s how chefs do it in the kitchen because it’s time saving and you don’t need tools.

    November 11, 2014 at 6:49 pm

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