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on February 23, 2014
Well... Of course... Nothing like the TV infomercial that makes these seem like the second-coming of egg cookers.
Great for cooking eggs each morning and after each workout: two whipped eggs in one pot and microwave on high for 1 min 20 seconds... Perfect fluffy eggs.
However, figuring out the exact size of egg that won't overflow and the exact amount of time that will yield fully cooked and not over-cooked (leathery) eggs was a major trial and error process... Basically, you need medium sized eggs and exactly 1 min 20 seconds... 1 min 30 seconds will result in parts of the edges being over-cooked and hard as wood or leather... 1 min 10 seconds will leave runny patches in a couple of "cavities" in the blob of egg... and over-sized eggs will overflow the pot and/or burst the lid off reducing the "steaming" effects.
Hard to clean because things like eggs stick in tons of small flakes so you have to specifically scrub them out BEFORE you put them in the dishwasher or else they just won't get clean and you'll pull them out of the dishwasher with lots of tiny food residue.
The time savings is huge for me (eggs in 80 seconds), so I use them frequently, but the design has a couple of major problems and I'm definitely looking for a competitor who figures it out.