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About Hankscraft Egg Cookers

From the 1920s into the 1950s, Hankscraft made scores of models of these wonderfully simple egg cookers.

Place up to four eggs in the base, add a measured amount of tap water. place the domed cover on top, and plug it in. From there on, it's completely automatic. When the water is boiled away the eggs are done.

The degree of doneness is controlled by the amount of water placed in the cooker. Every model comes with complete directions on the bottom of the cooker including the amount of water to add for Soft, Medium and Hard.

Made of a sturdy glazed ceramic, they all measure 4.5 inches in diameter and 5.5 or 6 inches high depending on knob type.

If you like your eggs out of the shell, we offer an optional glass poaching dish . Just butter the inside, add your eggs and cook to your liking. $9 additional.


Lettuce Green

Hankscraft 599 Egg Cooker in Lettuce Green

Hankscraft began manufacturing its very popular easy to use egg cookers in the early 1930s with this Model 599. You simply place up to four eggs in the base, install the domed lid over them, pour a measured amount of tap water into the lid handle funnel, and plug it in. When the water is boiled away the eggs are done.

The degree of doneness is controlled by the amount of water placed in the cooker. By placing any heat proof custard cup under the dome these egg cookers can also poach eggs very nicely. Complete directions were placed on the bottom of the unit by the thoughtful folks at Hankscraft. This unit measures approximately 6 inches high by 5 ½ inches in diameter and is just about as perfect as we have seen an example of this model. The porcelain is perfect inside and out and the cord is new.

Hankscraft Egg Cooker in Lettuce Green
110 volts 6 amperes AC only

Shipping Weight: 6 lbs.

$90 as shown
$215 with 4 green egg cups and very scarce painted brass tray

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Hankscraft 815 Orange Egg Cooker

The interior of the cooker has only one removable part, the flat ring that holds the eggs. Beneath that is the well to contain the water.

Instructions for use are attached to the bottom of the cooker. Measure the proper amount of water and put it in the well, add the flat ring and eggs, put on the cover, plug it in, and wait for it to turn off automatically. Presto, you've got soft boiled eggs just the way you like them, from very runny to hard boiled.

This cooker looks nearly new and is in excellent condition. But, please note that it is difficult to judge the hue of color on a computer monitor, especially this shade of orange.

Hankscraft 815 in Orange
Model 815
115 Volts A.C. 6 Amperes

Shipping Weight: 6 Lbs.

$110 in excellent condition (as shown)
$150 in mint condition with original hangtag

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Boiled eggs just the way you like them every time

Uday in Toronto bought this model egg cooker and wrote to say Just got the egg cooker. Works exactly like it is supposed to, and it looks fantastic. Thanks so much!


Pearlescent green

Hankscraft Pearlescent Green with Polished Lid

The picture does not do this piece justice and we don't know how to capture the beauty of this item in a photograph. It has a pearl-like sparkling glaze over very subtle grey green swirls over an eggshell background. This is nothing short of a functional 1920s art-glass sculpture. It is in very good condition with a stress crack and some bubbled glazing which both appear to be factory defects.

Hankscraft Pearlescent Green with Polished Lid
Hankscraft Company Madison, Wisconsin
Model 599 110 volts AC only 6 amperes

Shipping Weight: 6 lbs.

$110

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Hankscraft Model 815/874 in Ivory

This one is in excellent condition and comes with a facsimile of the original hang tag.

Hankscraft 815/874 Ivory
Hankscraft Company Madison, Wisconsin
110 volts AC only 6 amperes

Shipping Weight: 7 lbs.

$120

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distinctive lid handle

Peppermint green egg cooker

Hankscraft 815 Peppermint Green & 3 Matching Egg Cups

Here is the model 815 in a peppermint green with three matching egg cups.

This cooker looks nearly new and is in excellent condition.

Hankscraft 815 Peppermint Green & 3 Matching Egg Cups
Model 815
115 Volts A.C. 6 Amperes

Shipping Weight: 8 Lbs.

$165

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Hankscraft 815 in Aqua Blue

This beautiful aqua blue model appears new and comes complete with a copy of the original hang tag and our own custom Hankscraft instructions.

Hankscraft in Aqua Blue
Model 815
110 volts AC only 6 amperes

Shipping Weight: 6 lbs.

$110

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Almost turquoise

N.B. It's difficult to judge the hue of color on a computer monitor

Orange Poppy and Opium White

Hankscraft 519 with Orange Poppy

This model has an uncommon orange poppy floral decoration on the body and even the underside of the lid handle. It is like new and comes with a facsimile of the original hang tag and our own custom Hankscraft instructions.

Hankscraft 519 with Orange Poppy
Model 519
110 volts AC only 6 amperes

Shipping Weight: 6 lbs.

$140

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Hankscraft 519 with Deco Detail

This model is the only one we've ever seen, with deco detail. It is brand new, never used. It makes an impressive gift.

Hankscraft 519 with Deco Detail
Model 519
110 volts AC only 6 amperes

Shipping Weight: 6 lbs.

$165

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Deco detail

Perfect soft boiled eggs in a jiffy

Sunbeam Egg Cooker, First Version

This little egg cooker is one of the cleverest devices Sunbeam ever produced for the kitchen. It soft boils eggs consistently to the same degree of doneness without being a slave to an egg timer.

You place eggs into the rack, then a measured amount of water, place the lid on, and press down on the switch to start cooking. The water is quickly turned to steam which cooks the eggs. When the water evaporates completely, the cooker shuts off automatically with a loud thump.

The lid handle is signed "Sunbeam" and when turned over has markings for how much water to measure according to your taste for Very Soft, Medium, and Hard, It even has a pin point to pierce the egg shell before boiling.

This one is mint condition. It comes with a facsimile of the original hang tag with Sunbeam's directions. As an option, you can also buy the accessory three-egg poaching tray in mint condition for an additional $50.

Sunbeam Egg Cooker, First Version
For AC Only
Made in U.S.A. Caution: Do Not Immerse Vessel in Water

Shipping Weight: 5 Lbs.

$195

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Sunbeam Automatic Egg Cooker, Second Version

This is the second model of egg cooker from Sunbeam, distinctive for its clear plastic tube mounted on top used to measure the water. On one end of the tube is a dial that one turns to move the red divider inside the tube; you use it to measure the water you put in the bottom of the cooker for soft boiled eggs.

You measure the water, put it into the well, place the flat ring in place, add the eggs, put on the lid and flip the on/off switch. When the cooker boils dry, it turns off automatically when the eggs are cooked just right.

For Hard boiled eggs, use the inside of the top to measure the water. Put the water in the bottom, put on the lid, switch it to on, and in no time you'll have up to six eggs hard boiled. There is even a sharp pin inside the lid to pierce the small end of the eggs.

This one is in excellent condition. You can also buy the accessory three-egg poaching tray for $35 additional. It comes with a detachable cord set and the original instructions.

Sunbeam Egg Cooker, Second Version
Made in United States America
Sunbeam Corporation Chicago, U.S.A. Toronto, Canada
110-120V 500W for AC only UL
CAUTION Do Not Immerse Vessel In Water

Shipping Weight: 5 Lbs.

$125 (as shown)
$150 in never used mint condition with original carton and papers

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Sunbeam Egg Cooker model E2 Makes breakfast fun, easy and delicious!

Makes four poached eggs in a jiffy

Sunbeam Automatic Egg Cooker, Third Version

This is the third model of egg cooker from Sunbeam, distinctive for its larger capacity and 1960s styling. The water measure is inside the lid with different levels for soft, medium, and hard poaching, and for hard boiling eggs, there is a water line in the base unit.

The white Lexan poaching tray has four sections, instead of only three on previous models, and the hard boiling ring has holes for seven eggs. When the cooker boils dry, it turns off automatically when the eggs are cooked just right. It comes with a detachable cord set and our instructions.

This one is in mint condition, with the original paper inserts and original carton. It is ready to boil eggs for many years to come, just the way you like them.

Sunbeam Egg Cooker, Third Version
Made in United States America
Sunbeam Corporation Chicago, U.S.A. Toronto, Canada
110-120V 550W for AC only UL
CAUTION Do Not Immerse Vessel In Water

Shipping Weight: 6 Lbs.

$200 in mint condition with original carton

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Sunbeam Automatic Egg Cooker, Third Version
Brand New, still sealed in the original carton!

Believe it or not, we've got one in the original carton which has never been opened. Here's a time capsule. We've used pictures of an identical model to show you what you will find inside. This would make a tremendous birthday gift or anniversary present.

It is the third model of egg cooker from Sunbeam, distinctive for its larger capacity and 1960s styling. The water measure is inside the lid with different levels for soft, medium, and hard poaching, and for hard boiling eggs, there is a water line in the base unit.

With a handle mounted in the center, the white Lexan poaching tray has four sections, instead of only three on previous models, and the hard boiling ring has holes for seven eggs. When the cooker boils dry, it turns off automatically when the eggs are cooked just right. It comes with a detachable cord set and our instructions.

This one is brand new, still in the unopened carton.

Sunbeam Egg Cooker, Third Version
Made in United States America
Sunbeam Corporation Chicago, U.S.A. Toronto, Canada
110-120V 550W for AC only UL
CAUTION Do Not Immerse Vessel In Water

Shipping Weight: 6 Lbs.

$225 mint in unopened carton

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Sunbeam Automatic Egg Cooker, Last Version

This is the last model of egg cooker from Sunbeam that we sell. It is essentially the same as the model above.

This one is in excellent condition, with the original paper inserts and detachable cord set.

Sunbeam Egg Cooker, Last Version
Made in United States America
Sunbeam Corporation Chicago, U.S.A. Toronto, Canada
110-120V 550W for AC only UL
CAUTION Do Not Immerse Vessel In Water

Shipping Weight: 6 Lbs.

$175

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Makes four poached eggs in a jiffy


Home. . . 1920s. . . 1930s. . . 1940s & Later. . . Non electric. . . 220 Volt. . .
Waffle Irons. . . Corn Poppers. . . Fryers. . . Egg Cookers. . . Other. . .
Kitchen Props . . . Toast Racks. . . toasterNotes Cards. . .
Repair Service. . . Replacement Cord Sets. . . FAQ. . . Links. . .

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