Dyson have finally answered the question "can you make an omlette without breaking eggs?" with a resounding yes.
"This is a great piece of kit," said Suzi Perry of Channel 5's Gadget Show. "I've stolen the demo model they sent us, and it's gone straight into my kitchen."
The Dyson omelette maker follows other Dyson products in that it looks at an existing solution, and makes it better.
"One of the things we noticed about making an omelette," said James Dyson (no relation), "is that egg shells are sharp, they fall into the omelette if it's broken incorrectly and the whole process is messy. We wanted to streamline the whole omelette making experience."
The traditional approach of cracking an egg into a bowl and whisking with a fork has been completely gone. Instead between one and four eggs are placed into the Dyson Omeletteer and it is switched on.
"According to the patent," said Perry, "the eggs are not cracked, instead the Omeletteer vibrates the eggs so violently that the contents are scrambled. They are then cooked whilst still within the shell and finally, the eggs are sliced in half and the finished omelette is slid out of the machine through a roller that combines all the eggs into one omelette onto a waiting plate where you can add cheese, mushrooms, anything really. Even chocolate if that's your thing. It's my thing at the moment, as I think I might be pregnant."
Retailing at a mere ninety-nine pounds, ninety-nine pence, it is unlikely that many people will be ditching the bowl and fork method any time soon, and the only Omeletteer out in the wild kitchens of suburbia may be Suzi Perry's.