There are many ways to separate egg yolks and egg whites. You can shift the yolk back and forth between two halves of an egg shell, letting the white fall into a bowl. You can crack the egg into your hand and let the white fall between your fingers into a bowl. Or you can crack all your eggs into a bowl and try to pick out the yolks gently with your hands. None of these methods are foolproof, but when you separate a lot of eggs, you start to get pretty good with the technique of your choice. One alternative to all this manual separating is to pick up a nifty little gadget that can streamline the process and Pluck is just such a tool.
Pluck is an egg yolk separator that is surprisingly low tech, yet effective. It looks a bit like an egg with a small tube attached to one end and it is made of silicone. To use it, simply break your whole egg into a bowl, squeeze the silicone egg and place the tube over the egg yolk. Your egg yolk will be sucked right up into the silicone egg – and it can be squeezed out just as easily into another container. The gadget separates into two pieces for easy cleaning when you’re done with your egg work, and the flexible silicone is very easy to clean, too.
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