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Egg Poachers

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Whether you love Egg Benedict or just poached eggs on their own for breakfast, an egg poacher is an essential cookware piece that will enable you to make consistent, cafe-quality poached eggs.

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Microwave Egg Poachers and Poaching Pans

Making poached eggs is not as easy as frying or making scrambled eggs. Thankfully you don't have to be a seasoned chef to make delicious cafe-quality poached eggs at home with a quality egg poacher. 

We stock a range of microwave egg poachers and egg poaching pans to help you make consistent poached eggs with runny yolks. We stock several egg poaching pans that form the perfect shaped eggs and can be used to make several poached eggs at once–great when making breakfast for the family! Or silicone egg poachers that are easy to use with your regular saucepan and boiling water.

Types of egg poachers

Poaching eggs can be challenging, even for some professionals. It is not an easy skill to master but with the right egg tool, you can get perfectly poached eggs at home with minimal effort. There are various types of egg poachers available so it comes down to the type that will be most convenient for you.

Egg poaching pan

Typically comes with a glass lid, these egg poaching pans are designed like a nonstick saucepan and feature a removable egg tray with pods. An egg poaching pan can poach from 2 to 6 eggs at a time. Using a poaching pan is simple. Fill the pan with water and place an egg in each pod and wait till it is done. The eggs will not budge thanks to the separated pods—you can clearly see them all while cooking so you won’t undercook or overcook your eggs. 

Silicone egg poachers

Silicone egg poachers function similarly to an egg poaching pan while being versatile to use in your own saucepan. More affordable and convenient in size, silicone egg poachers are great for anyone with limited kitchen space or storage. Egg poaching pods are usually half-sphere in shape, float in water to cook or feature a convenient handle to hook over the side of your pan, making them easy to retrieve without risk of injuring your hand from the hot boiling water in the pot. The silicone material allows for easy release of the poached egg reducing the risk of breaking yolks, while also being easy to clean.

Microwave egg poachers

If you’re limited by budget and time, a microwave egg poacher is a great kitchen tool to get your eggs poached quickly. This type of egg poacher is typically made from microwave-safe plastic and consists of two or four rounded cups. Microwave egg poachers are not just affordable but they are more convenient without the skill or time required to poach eggs the conventional way. 

Choosing the right egg poacher 

We’ve listed below additional factors to consider when choosing an egg poacher to help ease your buying process:

Size: If you’re just poaching eggs for one or don’t require a large poacher, consider getting a small poaching pan or just a poacher pod. If you need to poach more eggs regularly, get an egg poacher pan with 4 to 6 pods so you can poach more eggs at a time.

Material: Poaching pans are usually made from either aluminum or stainless steel and finished with a non-stick coating for ease of cleaning. Egg pods can be made from a variety of materials like silicone or stainless steel with a non-stick interior. Microwave egg poachers are most typically made from BPA-free or food-safe plastic material. 

Cooktop compatibility: If you own an induction stovetop, double-check to ensure that your egg poaching pans are induction compatible.

Ease of cleaning: Find an egg poacher that’s dishwasher safe to make cleaning easy and effortless. 

Easy to store: If you have a compact kitchen, consider an egg pod. Egg pods or microwave egg poachers are small in size and won’t take up space in your kitchen cabinets. Egg poacher pans are far more durable and have the capacity to poach more eggs at a time. Although they are bigger in size, you can remove the egg pod tray and use it as a saucepan to cook other dishes.

Benefits of an egg poacher

Egg poachers help you save time and makes it easy to consistently cook the perfect egg benedict.

They are affordable, durable and lightweight.

Egg poaching pans can also double as a saucepan for searing, sauteing or making sauces.

If you love having elegant poached eggs for breakfast but hate the work of making them, an egg poacher is your best bet for making perfect poached eggs every time. 

Best brands for egg poachers 

Find a range of local and international brands for quality egg poachers like Scanpan, Avanti, Raco, OXO and more.

Additional accessories to consider when purchasing an egg poacher

Frying Pan 

Cooking spoons and ladles

Egg cups and egg trays

Bowls


FAQs

How to use an egg poacher

Add a little olive oil to each pod for ease of removing your poached eggs later. Crack the egg into the poaching pod tray then place it in simmering water and cover it with a lid. Cook the eggs between 2 to 4 minutes depending on how runny you want your egg yolks to be. If you are not using all the pods in the pan, fill it with water to avoid it from burning. 

How to use a silicone egg poacher: 

Brush some olive oil on the interior of the silicone poacher pod to prevent the egg from sticking. Crack the egg in the poacher then place the egg poacher on the surface of the boiling water. Cover the pot with a lid to cook for about 4 to 6 minutes depending on how firm you want your eggs to be.

How to use a microwave egg poacher

Simply crack the eggs inside the pod, place the egg poacher in the microwave for a minute and you have instant poached eggs.