I purchased 4 pods this week, after hearing rave reviews of the end results. I am perfectly capable of poaching eggs, but I tend to do breakfasts for several guests when they visit, and getting them all ready at the same time has been a pain. I thought, 6 or 8 pods, all started at the same time = 6 or 8 'perfect' poached eggs all ready at the same time...
So, I tried just 2 to begin with. I added the pods (lightly oiled with eggs in them) to a pan of bubbling water - no lid!
After what seemed like an eternity the top part of the egg looked like it was finally beginning to cook (the white part, not the yolk).
When the white was *finally* cooked the centre was unfortunately rock hard.
I do not intend serving runny albumin as part of my eggs benedict, so I shall try again with the lid on as I presume this will create a steam environment which will cook the tops sooner, allowing for a fully cooked white, and slightly runny middle.
Your demo (ahem) video on the website is pointless. I am disappointed, but will try again to see if I can crack the technique. As a side note , the shape of the end result is a bit too 'timbales of rice' style to look like a perfectly poached egg as one would expect done the traditional way.