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~ THE OMELETTE MAKER~ I was in my local 'The Range' store browsing at anything and everything and noticed on an end of an aisle they have a range of microwavable pots and other things. One thing which caught my eye was an Omelette maker, and priced at just £1.00 I thought it's worth giving the product a try to see if it works as well as it said it does. The Omelette maker is made by microcook and is suitable only for use in a microwave. The product is made in the UK and claims to cook superb fluffy omelettes in just a few minutes with quick, delicious results. The Omelette maker is half-moon shape when folded and it opens out into a full circle with trays either side for you to put the mixture into. There is a clasp on the top of the omelette maker to ensure it stays closed when cooking. I washed the product before using it with warm, soapy water and then dried it ready for use.
~ USING THE OMELETTE MAKER ~ The omelette maker is used open until the final stage of cooking. 1. Make a normal omelette mix. I mixed 2 eggs together with a little milk and added some pepper to give it a bit of extra flavour. 2. Pour the mix into each side of the omelette maker, ensuring the mixture is divided evenly. I was very careful when doing this as I didn't want to make a mess. The mixture poured into the omelette maker easily. 3. I carefully lifted the omelette maker into the microwave and cooked on full power for approximately 1 minute as instructed on the instructions. 4. After 1 minute I took it out of the microwave and move the uncooked mix to the outside edge and then put it back it to cook for another minute. If it's not cooked, cooked for a further few minutes. There shouldn't be any runny mixture left! 5. Now it was ready for me to add the filling to it. I chose to have just a cheese omelette as I didn't have any ham or much else in the fridge I could put in it. A cheese, ham and tomato omelette would have tasted great! Add the filling to one side and then close the omelette maker. I was too sure how much cheese I should add, so I added enough to cover the omelette and then close the maker. The clip will make a click sound when it's closed properly. Put it back into the microwave ensuring that the filling is on the side that stays static. 6. Cook for approximately 30 seconds or longer and then serve on a plate. I actually cooked my omelette for at least a minute and a half to ensure it was properly cooked. There was some leakage of cheese around the edge of the omelette maker but none had actually leaked out of the maker onto the microwave plate.
The Omelette wasn't a golden brown colour that you normally get when using a frying pan and it did look rather plain because I had just used cheese in the Omelette how-ever I couldn't wait to try it. The omelette cut easily with a knife and as I put a piece into my mouth it felt really soft and fluffy. I couldn't really taste the cheese much but I thought this was because it was one of the ends. I continued to eat the rest of the omelette and loved it. The omelette was so fluffy and light. Admittedly it was a little boring as I couldn't taste the cheese so I know for next time to add more cheese or get some stronger strength cheese to add to it instead.
I'm not sure how long this item will last but for £1.00 I can't really complain about the value of this item as it does exactly what it says and makes fluffy omelettes in just a few minutes. You may need to adjust the cooking time depending on your microwave and this may take a few attempts to get the omelette perfect. The omelette may fluff up whilst cooking and can sometimes force the omelette maker open, how-ever this hasn't actually happened to me yet. The clip on the top of the omelette maker is a little stiff at first and it took me a few attempts to open it, how-ever I think this is just because it's a new product. The item gets a bit thumbs up from me and I would definitely recommend it to others to buy.
A pan may be easier for others to use and you can tell then when the omelette is set, how-ever this is much easier to clean and is just more convenient when I haven't got time to heat up a frying pan. The down side to this item is that you are limited to how big your omelette actually is and how much filling you put inside of it, whereas if you use a pan you don't need to worry about this.