185 of 189 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2008
Good micro poacher.
Pros: Works great
Cons: none so far
Be sure to poke the yokes and whites with a fork before cooking to keep the explosions to a minimum. ;-)
Also add half a teaspoon of water under and on top of eggs before cooking.
30 seconds per egg on med-high (7 out of 10 setting) Adjust time + or - 10 sec for desired yokeage liquidity. ;-) Ya know what i'm talkin' bout.
82 of 84 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2008
...We also use this to cook eggs quickly, for egg salads. Just let the time extend
on the cooking, until the whole egg is hard, then slice or chop for the salad. Poacher easily cleans, with no sticking, and NO TEFLON! A great value--I bought one for my sister, also
67 of 72 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2009
The Progressive Microwavable egg poacher is much quicker at poaching eggs than the traditional method but it does have it's drawbacks. Plan on a portion of the egg being under cooked and a portion almost hard boiled. Also no matter how many holes you punch in the raw egg there will be some small explosions in the microwave. Still it is usable and the poached egg tastes good. I will continue using it.
37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2008
I thought this was a really great egg poacher. It promised to be stick-free, and it was true! I have never had to grease the poacher, add butter, or anything to prevent sticking. The product comes with very simple instructions to create your perfect egg. I usually only make one egg at a time, but it is handy even for one egg. I would definitely buy this again.
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2008
I bought this device also based on the other reviews. The best way (at least allowed from a culinary point if view is obviously the traditional way that involves turning boiling water) is not the most easy, and that is where this device come to play: it is dead easy to use.
The result looks a 7 out of 10, however it tastes a 9 out of 10. And it takes no time; some water in the bowls, break and hop in the eggs, a bit of water on the top, and 60 sec per egg added, a short wait, and there you are!
I wish there is such a device to roast a turkey!!
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on September 18, 2010
I would rate this egg poacher a five, if I could get it to make fully cooked egg whites with a liquid yoke. But try as I did dozens of times, I could not. But that is not bad; it is just irritating, because I happen to like dipping my toast in liquid yokes but not liquid egg whites. According to a recent call back on certain eggs brands for contamination of salmonella, having fully cooked eggs is not a bad deal, and this product will give you fully cooked eggs. So the 4 rating is a personal matter.
If you can live with fully cooked, non liquid yokes (no pun intended), you have a winner in this product. You will have to experiment to find the right cooking time and power level to get nicely cooked eggs from your microwave. The instructions suggest 30 seconds per egg at a middle power level; that did not work for me. I have an 800 watt oven, and I found that 45 seconds per egg at power level 9 worked best for me. But even that had to be adjusted when I used a different brand of eggs. I found that eggs purchased from Aldi's were larger than those purchased at Walmart's, yet both are rated large. The smaller Walmart eggs take fewer seconds each to cook - about 40 seconds each at power level 9.
I have had no explosions from making dozens of poached eggs with this product. I poked holes in the yokes using only a fork, and I puncher the yoke twice. Make sure you puncher the yoke and not just depress it. I found no difference in poking holes in the egg whites or not doing so. Also, I did not put a 1/2 teaspoon of water in the egg cup before putting in the egg as the instructions also say to do. I did put a 1/2 teaspoon of water in with the egg after poking holes in the yoke. I have had no explosions thus far. I do clean the fork before I do anything else with it as a safety measure against possible salmonella in the egg yoke.
The instructions say the eggs will drop right out, and they do with a wee little nudge from a small spatula or spoon. Don't use anything sharp or pointed to nudge eggs out to avoid scratching the cup surfaces. They will drop out extra nicely if you use a small bit of cooking spray in the cups before putting in the eggs.
The glory of this product is its quickness in making a decent breakfast. I can make bacon or sausage with toast, poached eggs, and juice or milk in under ten minutes. I start the toast or muffins in a toaster, cook the bacon/sausage in the microwave, prepare the eggs in the poacher, remove the bacon/sausage to a plate when done, place the egg poacher it the microwave, pour juice or milk, prepare toast or muffins when they pop up, and the eggs will be done soon after the toast or muffins. I put eggs and toast on the plate, and my breakfast is done in under ten minutes. I can combine the poached eggs with the bacon onto muffins and add a slice of cheese if I like.
The poached eggs will not be as pretty as those made in a conventional egg poacher, but you gain about 5 minutes of time or more in the trade off. Works well for rush mornings or any mornings really. When pressed for time, I can do without the liquid yokes; it might even be safer. The under the $10.00 price of this product and its speed of cooking time make it worth trying to find the right cooking time and power level for your poached eggs. I might add, it cleans up nicely, too.
35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
It really works as described. Unusual, now days! Perfect eggs! Easy clean-up. Good price!! ...and.. it really works!
37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2009
What is good about this product is that it's easy to clean & it ruins the eggs quickly. I had a Salton electric egg poacher that lived a long, wonderful life, cooking perfect eggs every time. I've gone through 18 eggs, 2 at a time, following the instructions exactly, next, trying a litte more/less water, little/more cooking time, little more/less power level. Nothing works. If 1 egg is close to edible, the other isn't. I'm going to buy an Egg Genie now.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2008
I have tried this product many times and have not been able to perfect the poached egg as per instructions. I have either made the egg too hard or too loose. The time they say is not accurate. All I get is hard boiled egg. Ive tried it with less mins. and it was too loose. Cant get the correct time to produce the microwave poached egg.
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2009
I used to have a 2 cup microwave egg poacher and I loved it, but eventually lost it during a move. Rather than eat fast food egg and English muffin sandwiches I wanted to make my own (more economical) so I thought I would try this out.
I purchased two of them (one for home and one for work). Every time I have used it it has produced perfect poached eggs.
Two things to remember:
1) Poke the egg whites and yolk a lot or they will explode under the cover.
2) Use the time that the instructions say - they really do cook in a minute. It's easy to over/under cook if you prefer one or the other.
I highly recommend this poacher for those of us who like poached eggs but don't want to go through the hassle of making them in a pan of water and vinegar.