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The Omlet Blog Archives: August 2017

Poached Eggs Life Hack

We all love a good runny poached egg but it’s impossible to cook more than one at a time without them falling apart. Out of all the tricks in the book I have never managed to cook multiple poached eggs so that they all come out perfect.  I tried all of the old wives tales you can imagine, spin the water, add vinegar, cook them in deep water, cook them in shallow water. I officially gave up and resided to a life of scrambled and fried eggs….until now.

Behold the champion of all poached egg hacks, the clingfilm technique, huzzah! Below I will take you through this nifty method step by step so that you two can enjoy all the poached eggs you wish for:

1 – Lay out a piece of clingfilm and rip it off the roll

2 – Place the clingfilm over a cup and push the wrap into it slightly, creating a little dip

3 – Pour a small amount of oil into the dip and spread it around the area covering the cup (this makes sure that your egg is easy to remove from the clingfilm later)

4 – Crack a fresh egg into the dip in the clingfilm

5 – Pull each of the corners of the clingfilm up to meet in the middle high above the egg, wist the wrap down to the egg making a seal, it should now look like a pod at the bottom

6 – Repeat for the number of eggs you are cooking

7 – Fill your saucepan halfway and get it to a gentle simmer over medium heat

8 – Slowly drop your bunch of egg pods into the saucepan and time for 3 1/2 minutes

9 – Pull the eggs out and cut the twisted part of the clingfilm off (be careful the eggs and wrap will be hot)

10 – Slowly peel away the clingfilm and place your egg on toast, bacon, gammon, biscuits, pancakes whatever you prefer


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This entry was posted in Recipes on August 29th, 2017 by helenkennedy

Free Egg Skelter


Get a FREE Cream Egg Skelter 24 (worth £19.99!) with every purchase of the Brinsea Maxi II Ex or Brinsea Maxi II Eco Incubator.

Just use promo code EGGSKELTER at checkout

View the Brinsea Maxi II Incubators here

Terms and Conditions:

Free Cream Egg Skelter Offer is only valid from 21/8/2017 – midnight on 11/9/17. Free cream egg skelter 24 (for medium to large eggs) is only valid when buying the Brinsea Maxi II Eco Incubator and the Brinsea Maxi Ex incubator. Quote EGGSKELTER. Subject to availability. Omlet ltd. reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any point. Offer cannot be used on existing discounts or in conjunction with any other offer.

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This entry was posted in Offers and promotions on August 21st, 2017 by helenkennedy

Pet Shack Summer Competition!

It’s time to get creative!

Send in a picture of a holiday themed scene that you create for your Hamster or Gerbil and you could win a £50 Omlet Voucher!

Right now you can buy the Pet Shack Summer Bundle from Omlet and get free delivery (just quote SUNSHINE).  Pet Shacks are perfect to amuse children during the long school summer holidays and your pets will love to explore the brightly coloured creations!! Click here to view the Pet Shack Kits

You could also produce something else from scratch! Just remember to use non toxic pens and glue so that the creations don’t harm your furry friends!

Either post your creations to our Facebook or Instagram pages or email them to

You might not be able to take your pet to the beach but you can certainly bring the beach hut and palm trees to them!!

The competition closes on 2nd September 2017,

Good Luck!

Omlet UK

Terms and Conditions
To enter this competition simply send us a picture of your hamster/gerbil holiday scene. Either post a picture on our Facebook or Instagram page or email . The competition is open from 7th August – 2nd September 2017. The lucky will will be notified w/c 4th September

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This entry was posted in Competitions on August 7th, 2017 by helenkennedy