I love poached eggs but can never be bothered with the faff of boiling water, etc. I've just received this in a recent order and couldn't resist trying it out straight away. I was careful to read over the instructions on the back of the packaging and when for a 50 second zap (800w microwave). The perforated lid is brilliant, just be careful how you pick it up so that you don't pour out boiling water over your fingers. The poached egg was great, though as I prefer a runnier yoke I'll go for 40 seconds next time, and I can see it's going to get a lot of use! Highly recommended.