Both raw and partially cooked eggs bring with them an added level of danger when it comes to food safety, something the nation saw when several farms admitted to salmonella poisoning among their chickens as a source of the egg recalls. Available in a 60-egg model and a larger 360-egg version, the Pollux features a unique point-of-use pasteurization system capable of eliminating salmonella and avian flu in shell eggs at
a rate that's more effective, Bettcher claims, than current FDA requirements. Aside from pasteurizing, the units can also cook eggs to soft, medium, hard and Asian-style doneness. Both models then store the eggs at the correct consumption temperature for up to five hours without further coagulation or yolk discoloring.