Eggstractor: "Does It Work?"

We get asked all the time, "How do you pick the items you test for Does It Work?" Well, most of the time, YOU select them by going to and making a request. We thought we had set a record with an item called the Ding King.

We were wrong.

This week, for the hundreds of you who requested to see us test the Eggstractor, your time has come. So before you shell out good money for this little gadget... read on, as we put it to the "Does It Work?" test.

After boiling the eggs exactly to specifications listed in the instructions, you're supposed to immediately rinse the eggs in cool tap water and then put them in a bowl of ice water for at least 10 minutes. It's a step that is not included in the Eggstractor TV commercial.

Next you pierce the small end of egg on a special raised "piercing" point on the Eggstractor base. Then crack the bottom of the egg slightly by tapping it on the counter. You place the egg... now partially broken open on both ends in the Eggstractor base... small end up.

Place the accordion-like Eggstractor over the egg and push firm and fast. We did. And on the third push, we had an "egg-splosion." The egg blew up.

We repeated the process through a whole dozen eggs, and out of desperation, tried a different approach.

We started cracking the bottom a little more to "help" the egg fall out the bottom end. We got it to work fairly well... twice.

Out of 24 eggs, we had two success stories.

We had a great time with it. But, sorry to disappoint. We give the Eggstractor a "No."

We paid 20 dollars online for the Eggstractor, and it's available at many online dealers.

Joe Terrell, Reporting