Ever wanted to make your simple egg breakfast a little more indulgent? Instead of scrambling or frying, enjoying them in a simple egg dish can be a treat. But breaking an egg open without creating a mess can be tricky. That’s where clack openers come in to play.
The slender invention––which originated in Germany––cradles an egg from above and, while the swift pull of a spring neatly breaks off the top portion of the shell, turning it into a natural bowl. Not only do clack egg openers create a novel way to enjoy your egg, they can make preparing several quick and easy. And the presentation is hard to beat.
Of course, finding the right model is everything. If the opener is too strong, you can turn any dish into a dripping mess. If the tension is too weak, it won’t be able to create a clean break. Not to worry. With our four picks below, your eggs will open up perfectly every time. You may never go back to eating eggs sunny-side up.
1. Take 2 Original Clack Egg Opener
Take 2’s clack egg opener was the first of its kind and earns its place as our top pick. Made from durable stainless steel, its German-engineered dome fits neatly over eggs of any size and relies on gravity to help neatly break them open every time. Pull the sliding ball to the top and let it drop––that’s all the work it requires. The interior eggshell cutter isn’t sharp, making this a great option for households with children and pets.
2. Rösle Stainless Steel Egg Opener
Made from stainless steel, Rösle’s clack egg opener is versatile enough to work on both soft- and hard-boiled eggs. Its spring-loaded design has an ergonomic top handle that cleanly opens egg tops with a simple pull. You won’t have to worry about shell fragments ruining your perfectly done yolk again.
3. Eparé Clack Egg Opener
Having a solid clack opener is great, but we can’t forget about what we’ll be eating the eggs in. That’s where this set comes to the rescue, with a complete outfit of opener, egg dishes and small spoons, all rendered in sleek stainless steel. It’s a way to instantly dress up any breakfast.
4. Colibrox Clack Egg Cracker
You’d be hard pressed to find an egg clacker that’s as easy to use as this model from Colibrox. All you have to do is fit it atop your hard- or soft-boiled egg, lift up the cracker and let it go. Once you remove the top of the egg, exposing an opening that’s wide enough for a tea spoon, you’re ready to start eating. It’s that simple. Even better, it works on any size of egg.