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Our health and beauty editor, Gina Colonette, can attest to the Ped Egg's good performance as well: "I was surprised at how much dead skin came off of my foot without having to soak." Although her foot didn't feel noticeably softer after use, it looked less dry. "I would definitely need to use a thick cream after using the Ped Egg to get super-soft feet," she says.
No soaking. The Ped Egg is an egg-shaped foot file designed to remove calluses. The shavings are captured in a storage compartment that doubles as an ergonomic handle. The Ped Egg comes apart when you're ready to discard the shavings. The file contains more than 135 stainless-steel blades that scrape off rough skin as you move the file back and forth over your foot. Very little effort is needed, users say, although it may take some care to remove calluses evenly. "Lots of stuff comes off even with the lightest motions," says Colonette. "I have a high arch, so it was difficult to reach all of that area."
Iffy replacement blades. With regular use, replacement blades eventually will be needed. While the Ped Egg itself earns good reviews, users are less satisfied with the replacement blades. We read a number of complaints about poor quality control, blades not fitting or not working properly. The replacement blade that comes with the product seems to work just as well as the original, however, based on feedback we read.
Buy in stores. As often is the case with As Seen On TV products, ordering a Ped Egg directly from the infomercial can result in extra fees and customer-service issues, as owners attest. The safest bet is to purchase the Ped Egg from a reliable retailer with a flexible return policy.