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Egg Toppers

Egg toppers neatly slice off the tops of eggs—a faster, neater, and more precise method of breaking the shell.

What We Learned

Egg toppers neatly slice off the tops of eggs, whether you are serving them soft-cooked or using a raw eggshell as a vessel. These devices claim to be faster, neater, and more precise than the standard method of cracking the shell with the back of a butter knife. We put four models to the test, priced from nearly $6 to more than $26.

The designs fell into two categories: scissor-styl...