Last reviewed: February 2010

The claim

This foot file removes calluses and dead skin to "make your feet feel smooth and healthy with NO MESS!" Powdery filings collect in a little compartment. Cost: about $10, sometimes with an extra PedEgg and buffing pads.

The check

Twenty-six women and three men with rough, callused feet tried a PedEgg on one foot and a pumice stone on the other. They used each product once, rubbing PedEgg on dry skin (per instructions) and the stone on wet skin, where it's more effective.

Bottom line

Crack open a PedEgg. It was very good at removing calluses and good with dry skin. It did better overall than a pumice stone, and buffing pads smoothed leftover roughness. But some filings escaped, so use it over a wastebasket.