This is my first review on this site, I have been buying stuff on amazon since its inception, and have never felt as compelled as now to write a review.
I purchased this to save time while consuming 3+ dozen eggs a week.
I have probably boiled upwards of 10,000 eggs within the past 5 years. Over the years I have learned every trick there is to boiling eggs. This product is a combination of the best aspects I have learned. It also removes most uncontrolled variables from the boiling process.
To cut to the point... >Boil with a tad more than the recommended water. (At ~500ft. above sea level) >Use vinegar to clean any hard water spots following use. >Times for soft boiled and medium appear to assume you will be rapidly cooling the eggs to slow internal cooking. (Hard w/out cooling will result in green layered yolks). >Puncturing the eggs on the fat side (top in carton 99% of time) and following directions will result in the shells virtually melting off. >This unit will leak slightly more than the non deluxe version. The leakage is purely due to the pressure buildup from the evaporation of the water. I personally place an upside down coffee mug ontop to prevent spillage.
With this product my unquenchable thirst for the unborn may actually be quenched.