Introducing the Amazing Egg Skelter!

So you've got your own chickens and now you have more eggs than you know what to do with?

The real question is - how do you store them efficiently, so that you always use the oldest first?  Write the date on?  In a box with the oldest at the front?  Or do you test for freshness by dunking them in water to see whether they float?

If you're anything like me your storage solution will be a little haphazard - which means you don't really know whether the eggs you're eating were laid yesterday or a week ago.

Here's the answer to your prayers - the Egg Skelter.

My Egg Skelter - click here to buy!


Storing the haphazard way.

This is what happens when you have chickens ...  You get lots of eggs.

Here's how I stored mine when I first had my girls.  I only had six hens but I hadn't thought through at all what I would do with all those eggs.  Even giving a lot away to friends, this what what ended up in my fridge after just a week.  (At that point I didn't realise that I needn't even keep them in the fridge).

Eggs in the fridge soon pile up!

I ended up with a heap of eggs but no way of knowing which were the oldest.  I just had to take pot luck.  Not very efficient.


Enter the Egg Skelter!

Please note : I'm reviewing this product because I own one and I love it.  I am not paid for this and I don't get any freebies out of it, although if you buy one from a link on this page I do get a small commission.  There is no extra charge to you. 

I just think you'd love it as much as I do - and you deserve to have one!

If you decide you do want to buy one and you're in the USA, click on any of these images.  For the rest of the world, click here.

The Egg Skelter is an ingenious invention, originally made by a husband who couldn't think what else to buy his wife as a Christmas present.  She loved it so much that he made a few to sell privately to friends and family - and sold out in a matter of days.

Since then, this family business in a rural part of England has made more than 22,000 Egg Skelters which are now available all over the world.

It's made of powder-coated steel, so it's both light and very strong.  I don't know much about welding but I do know a good quality product when I see one.  I've had mine for around three years, and the paint is still intact, even at the joins. 

In fact, there's not one single scratch on it.

Sturdy and well built.  Click here to buy.

It  holds up to 24 medium to large sized chicken eggs (there is also a bantam version now). The idea is you put each egg on from the top, in the order they're laid.  Older ones roll to the bottom so you always know which to use first.

Genius!


What do other people think?

  • There are some reviews saying the eggs smash if you let them roll - well, clearly - if you let eggs bang into each other that does tend to happen!
  • Some others say theirs don't roll at all.  I've found with my own that because they tend to be different sizes (and sometimes weird shapes) they don't always roll. 
  • Is this a big deal?  No!  I just help them along with a gentle tap - or even pick them up and put them in position.
  • Store bought eggs, because their size and shape is much more uniform, do (I have found) roll properly.
  • So, as long as you buy this with a view to storing your eggs efficiently, rather than using it as a toy, I think you'll be as delighted as I am.
the egg skelter, full of eggs.

Positives.

  • Holds up to 24 medium to large chicken eggs.
  • A smaller version for bantams is now also available.
  • You know exactly which need to be used first.
  • Light and easy to handle (even when it's full!).
  • Cleans very easily - just wipe down with a damp cloth from time to time.
  • Extremely well made : paint doesn't scratch off and joints are almost invisible.
  • Range of eleven colours means it will fit in most kitchen schemes.
  • It just looks good!
A chicken themed kitchen countertop.

Things about the Egg Skelter that don't quite work.

  • Don't try to play 'helter skelter' with it - your eggs may smash!
  • Eggs won't necessarily roll by themselves - they'll need a bit of help.
  • It's not cheap.  I think it's worth it, particularly as a gift, but you may feel it's too much.
  • If you want to keep your eggs in a fridge this isn't the right storage solution for you - it's too big.

My Golden Egg award.

I will only ever recommend goods I either already have myself, or wish I had

I always award any product I review between one and five 'Golden Eggs'.

So how many Golden Eggs does the Skelter deserve?

I'm giving it a great big ...

Five Golden Eggs!


How to buy the Egg Skelter.

Click here to buy from the USA
Click here to buy from Amazon UK.

Click this flag to buy in the USA.

Click this flag to buy in the UK.

The Egg Skelter has only recently been made available in the United States.  The main importer is Amazon.  I've highlighted the cream coloured Skelter as it's the one I've got, but if you want another colour you'll find a good selection in the Amazon store.

If you'd like to buy it from the USA, please either click hereEgg Skelter or on the eggy-flag image - or any of the images on this page.

If you want to order from Amazon UK please either click here or on the eggy-Union Jack above.


Where to buy - rest of the world.

Unfortunately, Amazon stores in other parts of the world don't stock the Egg Skelter.  If you would like one and you're not in either the United States or the United Kingdom, please contact me and I'll try to  find one for you.

Of course, I'll always let you know how much the total will be before you commit to buying.  No hidden costs here.  All I want is your satisfaction.

The cost would be the Egg Skelter itself, plus postage and packing. 



Do you have an Egg Skelter?

Tell me all - I'd love to hear from you!


More about eggs!

Link to how to tell whether an egg is fresh.
More information about storing eggs.
The amazing hatching chicken eggs section.

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