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Hamish Dobbie with his brilliantly simple invention.
Kitchen conundrum finally cracked...
Entrepreneur Hamish Dobbie has come up with something worth getting egg-cited about - after cracking the age-old problem of separating yolks from the white.
The YOLKR finally put's paid to the laborious, messy process of transferring golden yolks back and forward between egg shell halves.
The clever contraption acts like an enormous pipette, slurping up the egg yolk before plopping it back out in one piece.
It promises to be a must-have tool for recipes calling for yolks to be separated from whites including meringue, mousse, souffle and creme brulee.
Mechanical engineer Hamish came up with the idea after watching a friend painstakingly trying to split eggs to make an omelette - and failing - in August 2012.
Ten months later the food-safe plastic YOLKR is in production and set to fly off the shelves at £18 a go.