Egg cups are thought to have been originated in ancient Turkey and Greece, and just like their use has evolved over the centuries, their form has evolved as well. For example, the egg stand, the three cup or the two cup egg holder, the egg cup with room for salt and butter, the Victorian egg cup etc. Among these various kinds of egg cups, the most popular of them is the single piece, which comes in either a bucket shape or goblet shape, together with various sizes. Today, egg cups, especially vintage egg cups are becoming extremely popular because they add uniqueness and beauty to any kitchen display.
Why Do People Collect Egg Cups?
Egg cups are said to make the perfect collectible item. The reason for this is that they are not only beautiful and come in various shapes, sizes and designs, but also because they are easily portable, small, useful and affordable as well. There is an abundance of various egg cup styles and designs, and hence they tend to provide a healthy hunting ground for the collectors. There are various ways in which the collectors could classify their collection of egg cups. They can be collected without any particular goal, or could be collected based upon themes like animals, colors, shapes, sizes, time period, advertising logos, scenic designs or popular faces. Be it a German egg cups, a Selangor egg cup vintage, vintage English egg cups or vintage antique silver egg cup sets, there is a wide variety to chose from.
What Kind of Egg Cups Do People Collect?
People often use egg cups which look appealing and pretty since it tends to attract them instantly. For example, vintage egg cups are often widely used and are appreciated as well. Vintage English egg cups from England, a popular vintage egg cup from England, are said to be extremely beautiful in their pattern and design. You could also look for vintage antique silver egg cups as they are reliable and long lasting and won’t break for a very long time. Common and simple egg cups such as the vintage German egg cups or vintage Selangor egg cups are recommended for those who do not like their egg cups to be painted or printed.
There are a wide range and variety of egg cups and they are categorized in different ways by the collectors. Some people collect egg cups based upon the size: The ordinary size that holds a single egg, the double egg cup, and a much larger version which holds other food items together with the egg. Others may categorize the eggcups based upon cosmetic lines, classified into two types: The plain egg cup which has a design painted or printed on to it, and the other type includes an egg cup molded into a specific type of shape.
How To Use An Egg Cup
Egg cups are often used to cradle soft boiled eggs, allowing the egg to be kept upright while it is being consumed. Although egg cups are not used as often as they were used in the past, they could still be found in many old sets of utensils and could prove to be very useful breakfast accessories. The proper way to use an egg cup is to slice off the top layer of the egg, preventing any extra cracks in the sides of the shell. This would allow the egg to sit straight in the egg cup, and would decrease the chances of the spillage of the yolk. The egg can later be scooped out of the shell with either strips of toasted bread or a small spoon.
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