I really enjoy poached eggs, but have not taken the time to perfect traditional techniques, so it's every blue moon that I treat myself to them.
Even then, they never turn out quite right, so it never seems worth it.
Then I ran across these weird little silicon cups that promised quick, simple and perfect poached eggs.
Ahhh, promises, promises, promises....
I've had these little suckers for a couple of years now.
I've mixed soy sauce and wasabi for my take-out sushi. I've served nuts in them, I've used them for a bunch of odds and ins, but not to poach eggs.
Well a couple of days ago, I gave them a try and you know what they work.
Poach Pods really do work and are so simple to use.
It says non-stick, but that's not entirely accurate. In the picture on the right, I sprayed olive oil in the right pod, and on the one on the left, nothing, "non-stick".
And yet, a goodly amount of egg sticks. So spray it, or butter it, oil it, just use some sort of release agent if you want to keep all of your egg.
In regards to the bottom picture, the poachpod lift. It only costs, $3.99, but a ladle works just fine. If you have plenty of room for more gadgets, I'm sure it would be a bit easier, but like I said, not so necessary.
But the poachpods are worth it and like I said before, multipurpose.
Two thumbs up from Jon-the-Reviewer.