Mazda EX-7 Egg Boiler Embodies Spirit of Japanse Sportscars and Rotary Engines

Mazda "All-New Egg Boiler" EX-7 7 photos
Photo: Car Watch Japan
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There's a good chance that nobody cares what crazy stuff the Japanse come up with as much as I do. However, for the simple fact that this is the official Mazda "All-New Egg Boiler," I've just got to show you this thing.
It's not the weirdest thing I've ever seen. In fact, this device is clever and beautifully made. But does it need the Mazda logo on it? Last year, the Kodo design language inspired Japanse craftsmen to make a special racing bicycle, a carbon table and couch.

When we asked our friend Google to give us more facts about the EX-7, it called us idiots and showed us the RX-7 sportscar. Coincidence? We think not, especially when the main features of the egg boiler are supposed to be the fact that it reduces waste by using less material (like the rotary engine) and it is well engineered.

By placing all the eggs vertically next to each other, Mazda's device requires less water be used and centers the yolks. Just make sure you can eat this many eggs.

As far as we can tell, Car Watch Japan has the only photos of the Mazda Egg Boiler on the Internet. The device was distributed to some parties in a black box and is made from an aluminum alloy.

The design was put together by the team led by Design Division Head Ikuo Maeda and might have even been approved by former chairman Takashi Yamanouchi.

According to the pamphlet distributed with the EX-7, we've been boiling eggs the wrong way. You only need about 2 centimeters of water in the pot, enough for the bottom of the eggs. After being placed in this device, the eggs need to be boiled for about 14 minutes or 18 minutes if you like them solid.

The EX-7 has no direct connection to the rotary engine, but the machining in the middle is a clear nod to the engine that made Mazda famous. The fact that there's a pin on top to poke holes in the shells proves they really thought of everything.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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