21 November 2009

Egg-scalator



It's called an Egg Skelter, really, but I prefer my son's name for it. It was an early Christmas present from my mother-in-law. They are made by a Devon firm, so I ordered it to be delivered to her house and Mike collected it when he took his mum back home in October. I've been patiently waiting for the moment when it would be full of eggs before I took a photo.

I like the simplicity of the design: you add the most recently-collected eggs to the top and use the eggs from the bottom, so that you always use them in the order in which they were laid. The eggs roll gently down the slide as you remove the lower ones. It is supposed to hold two dozen eggs and I notice that we had 25 on there when I took this photo, so obviously our eggs are still on the small side!

6 comments:

The Garden Ms. S said...

It's a very charming and whimsical bit of gadgetry. I quite like it :)

easygardener said...

An excellent piece of design - attractive and efficient!

Lou said...

Oooooh, I love the egg-scalator, and your son's name for it. I'm about to get my urban chickens, and wondered how to keep the eggs dated. Very clever idea.

Helen said...

I love this! I guess it would even work with store-bought eggs... for those who can't grow their own?

Kay Bromhead said...

Hi, thanks for the lovely comments, we are the makers in Uk, in rural Devon, and we can ship to Canada!! www.egg-skelter.co.uk or email me at hello@egg-skelter.co.uk

Kay Bromhead said...

We're the makers!! Thanks for your lovely comments!!