Eggs are probably one of the most versatile and inexpensive foods on the planet; they’re impossibly cheap to get, and there are about a million ways to make them. But odds are that you still don’t know how to make them the way you want, or if you do, the method isn’t fast.

For instance, I’m still paying too much for a breakfast sandwich from the bodega in the morning and then diner prices for an omelet on the weekend, because I don’t have the time or the desire to figure out how to manipulate my wrist in a way that uniformly controls a spatula.

And we’ll all pay these higher prices for convenience or quality because, well, we’re hungry and, especially in the mornings, we can’t be bothered.

So that’s why it’s extremely useful to pick up some kitchen gadgets that will help make you those protein-packed breakfasts any way you like them, for much less over time and as easily as possible, so your time is still your own.

A double omelet maker

A double omelet maker
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If you’re looking for something that will make you fluffy omelets with minimal effort from you, the Holstein Housewares double omelet maker should fit the bill nicely.

You can pour in two different omelet mixes if another breakfast guest wants something else, and you can use the measuring tick marks to gauge how much to put in. The indicator light will let you know when it’s on, preheated, and ready to cook.

It’s non-stick coated, so you won’t have a hard time cleaning, either.

Holstein Housewares HF-09010B Fun Omelet Maker, from $22.65

A rapid egg cooker

A rapid egg cooker
Crate & Barrel

With nearly 2,200 5-star reviews on Amazon, Dash’s egg cooker lives up to the hype. Whether you prefer your eggs hard or soft boiled, the Dash cooker makes cooking them easy. Once you’ve filled the base of the cooker with water — it comes with a measuring cup that tells you how much water you’ll need for every type of egg — you can place up to six eggs on the top tray. Dash also includes two additional trays: one for poached eggs, and another for making omelettes.

Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker, $19.95, available at Amazon and Crate & Barrel

An egg separator

An egg separator
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If you want to make just egg whites, this is one of the easiest tools to help you do it. The Oxo Good Grips 3-in-1 will separate the yolk from the the whites seamlessly.

The Good Grips has a raised edge for cracking eggs and the lower basin will keep egg shells from falling into your batter. It clips on to virtually any bowl, and will keep your tables and countertops clean, too.

Oxo Good Grips 3-in-1 Egg Separator, $5

A microwavable omelet pan

A microwavable omelet pan
Amazon

The Nordic Ware Microwave Omelet Pan will cook 2-4 egg omelets in minutes just by popping it into the microwave. Throw it in the dishwasher, and use again when the craving strikes.

If you’re not into something fancy or expensive, this is an easy fix to get to the same omelet without the flash or expense. Or, if you already have one of the higher-end omelet makers, this can be a good option for trips where you might not want the added weight.

Nordic Ware Microwave Omelet Pan, $6.92

Nonstick silicone ring molds

Nonstick silicone ring molds
Amazon

If you like any of these in the morning, this one might be for you: egg muffins, mini pancakes, fried eggs, poached eggs, breakfast sandwiches, fritters, and omelets. This pack of four non-stick silicone rings with stay-cool handles will help you make pretty much any cylindrical food you want.

You can separate eggs you’re cooking simultaneously or make a pancake and an egg at the same time if you’re feeling lumberjack hungry. The rings can resist heat up to 446 degrees Fahrenheit/230 degrees Celsius, are made out of 100% BPA, phthalate and lead free and FDA approved silicone, and can easily be hand washed or thrown in the dishwasher.

Ozera is so confident in the little gadgets that you’ll get 100% of your money back if you’re not satisfied. With 475 customer reviews on Amazon and 4 stars, it’s probably not a policy they regret too often.

Ozera 4 Pack Nonstick Silicone Egg Ring Pancake and Eggs Mold, $9.99 

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