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Cute YolkFish makes separating eggs hassle-free and fun

Cute YolkFish makes separating eggs hassle-free and fun

What does this big-mouthed little fish have to do with meringues?

When it comes to baking, one of the easiest things to do is closely connected to one of the hardest things – ruining a meringue (that’s the easy part) by messing up when it comes to separating eggs.

Even the tiniest speck of yolk means that instead of ending up with beautifully fluffy beat egg whites, it all turns into a sad, sloppy mess.

But fear not, because this cute goldfish is here to save the day – and your meringue!

Created by Tel Aviv-based Peleg Design, the cute-yet-functional YolkFish makes all other techniques – from a slotted spoon to juggling the yolk from one half of shell to the other – look a lot messier than necessary.

With it's big mouth and round belly, the YolkFish neatly separates eggs into yolks and whites.
With it’s big mouth and round belly, the YolkFish neatly separates eggs into yolks and whites.

Simply crack an egg into a container, squeeze the fish’s belly, release once it’s ‘kissing’ the yolk and ta-da: it sucks up the yolk, leaving no trace behind.

Another gentle squeeze deposits the yolk into a different container, all without breaking it.

Slurping noises entirely optional, of course.

Available from various stationary and online retailers – including Amazon – prices clock in at around £9 (€12.15, $13.80) in European shops or $10 (€8.80, £6.51) in the US.

Watch the video demonstrating how the fish works below: