The Unlikely Appliance Martha Stewart Uses For Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Homemade scrambled eggs don't require a lot of gadgets or kitchen gear in order to make them. A frying pan and a spatula are really all you need. But how you make your scrambled eggs, well, that brings out some rather strong opinions. One chef told the Daily Mail that he believes, "Scrambled eggs are about the most difficult thing to get right on a menu." And to this point, Bravo's Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi shared with Bon Appétit her love of eggs in the morning. However, when it comes to scrambled eggs, Lakshmi said, "I don't really do scrambled unless I do it myself. I don't like my eggs overcooked — it just takes the pleasure out of them for me." 

Lakshmi is not alone in her feelings about this dish. A quick Google search of just about any famous chef and scrambled eggs will turn up a different recipe for each. These eggs are the Helen of Troy of breakfast foods and can drive people to engage in some heated food fights. That said, not everyone takes a conventional approach to making scrambled eggs. In fact, per Food Network, Martha Stewart once shared she sometimes uses an unexpected small appliance in her kitchen to make hers. 

Martha Stewart turns to her cappuccino machine

Martha Stewart is without a doubt the O.G. of entertaining and cooking, but if you are among those who prefer your eggs a certain way, the fact that, per Food Network, Stewart uses a cappuccino machine to make her scrambled eggs may give you pause. However, if you watch the video of her demonstrating how to use this appliance for your eggs, you can't look away. 

On the set of "Chopped," Stewart cracks her eggs into a clear coffee cup, adds a little bit of butter, seasons with salt and pepper, and then turns on the steam wand of the cappuccino machine to create what she calls the "softest, fluffiest" scrambled eggs in a "matter of seconds." Stewart piles what she calls "scrambled eggs à la cappuccino machine" onto a piece of toast. 

Facebook's reaction was just as you would expect with one fan writing, "This makes me so uncomfortable. Who's going to clean the cooked on egg off that wand?! Ughhhhh." And another asked, "So what's more hard to clean a frying pan or a cappuccino maker?"

Of course, this isn't the only way Stewart makes her scrambled eggs. She also is a fan of tradition. According to Food & Wine, when she makes them in a frying pan, she will use clarified butter to get them fluffy and golden.