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High hopes not met”
I was hungry and excited to try this, followed the instructions to the letter, and had an exploding egg! Undeterred I tried again with less cooking time buy had a cooked yolk and uncooked white part. 2 eggs wasted and still hungry! Will cook the traditional method next time. When I buy some more eggs.
Published 19 01 2015
Super speedy poached eggs with minimal mess”
by Alex Murray
I love this poacher because it's quick & hardly makes any mess whatsoever. It did take a bit of experimentation as my microwave was stronger than the default one on the instructions (mine is 950W). I now fill the cups about a quarter to a third full of water and do 30 secs on full power with the lid on. Then I crack in the eggs, replace the lid, and cook for 40 secs. Perfect cooked whites and soft, runny yolks. It's a good idea to let the eggs stand for 30 secs as well. Sometimes it looks as if the eggs aren't cooked, but it's just the way the water sits around them, and they are in fact done.
Published 15 12 2014
still not sure...”
It hasn't quite worked out for me yet, despite tweaking the timings as suggested in the instructions and by other reviewers, my eggs are either underdone - runny whites (yuk!) or, if the whites are cooked, a hard yoke. How on earth do I get the perfect combo of firm white and runny yoke? Am I missing something?
Published 01 10 2014
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Red microwave duo poacher”
After years of trying out different poachers(including the little pods from Lakeland!) I can honestly say this is the best ever! Does exactly as it says on the tin, and the results were perfect! One minute 45 secs - done! 10 out of 10 Lakeland! ��
Published 26 08 2014
Hit and miss”
by Mrs luscombe
This is the one and only poor purchase I have ever had from Lakeland.It is so hit and miss and today it took me 10 minutes to remove all the egg spattered over my microwave.Either white or yolk is never correct however I try to make it.
Published 20 06 2014
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RED MICROWAVE DUO EGG POACHER. Oh what a shame, I love Lakeland and have never bought anything that I've been disappointed with until now. I have on old microwave egg poacher that works but needs a little help to get it clean, so I thought I'd treat myself. I've now gone back to my old one because the new one cooks the eggs oddly, one egg will be over done while the other egg is super runny. I wonder whether the product needs some more testing done on it.
Published 16 04 2014
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red egg poacher”
Love it! Measured how much water the poacher took and each bowl takes l60ml. So I just measured a third of that and put it in each bowl. Heated that in the microwave, then cracked the eggs in and put it on for 40 secs first of all because I don't have a one second segment on the microwave. They weren't quite done then so I gave it another 10 secs. Magic - best poached eggs ever.
Published 17 03 2014
by E PHILLIPS
This is a super little item. It is easy to use and clean. Make sure you put the water in ( third fill is a guideline ) to a little above filling the bottom then heat for 60secs. In goes your eggs to time and make sure you wait the 30secs standing time. Perfect every time.
Published 14 02 2014
by Mrs Tramontin
Been using this for a week or so. Find I have to tweak the cooking time as sometimes the whites are still runny and undercooked. Other than that it does it's job and is easily cleaned.
Published 23 12 2013
Still trying to get a runny yolk...”
I have just received this product and used it twice. First time I had runny whites but cooked yolks, and second time I had a healthy fried egg! I must say that my microwave is not very modern so I don't have digital time and have to play it by ear...next time hopefully! I think that it should be deeper though, as poached eggs are not supposed to be flat but well rounded. And that would definitely help prevent the yolk from cooking too much!
Published 09 07 2013
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Brilliant little poacher”
by Sue Chapman
I hate boiling a single poached egg in a whole pan of water and my previous white plastic one where you have to prick the yolks is a real pain to wash up as well. But this one ticks all the boxes - easy to clean, easy to use and a poached egg that is as close to a pan boiled one as I have come across in the microwave. Pour boiling water into the cavities, add your egg (or eggs) and cook for 30 seconds on high for 1 egg / 45 seconds for 2 eggs, leave to stand for 30 seconds and voila - perfect!
Published 04 07 2013
This review is for an older version of this product
Brought this last week, followed the instructions and had great poached eggs.
Published 22 06 2013
by Emma Brennan
Brilliant - bought for my husband who can't poach eggs and I've tried it out today and it works fab so I'm sure he'll be having poached eggs on toast more from now on.
Published 08 04 2013
Great idea, but...”
a complete fail in our household :( Instructions read "fill 1/3 with water", which in a domed container with no markings is no easy feat in itself and whether it's critical or not, I'm not sure, but out of probably 2 dozen eggs now, I think we've had no more than 2 that were edible. We've tried & tested every conceivable combination of timings, but to no avail. Like the earlier reviewer, we're going back to a pan of water :(
Published 07 03 2013
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by Mrs Crawford
Bought this at the weekend in Truro, was dubious, have used for the first time today and had perfect poached eggs on toast at work, will buy another for home, also had a free whisk which I will also use at work for scrambled eggs.
Published 25 02 2013
Red Egg Poacher”
by Mrs Booth
Hard getting lid off with very hot water inside, put eggs in and switched micro on turn by back to reach for cloth 'bang' lid blow off egg everywhere can you come a clean micro?
Published 13 02 2013
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This a great product and makes perfect poached eggs every time. Slightly fiddly to get the top off, but after a couple of tries you soon get the hang. Will be buying a couple for our student daughters - before the negative reviews lead to the product being removed from the shelf!
Published 12 11 2012
I have seen several microwave egg poachers on the market but never bought one. Seeing this in Lakeland thought I couldn`t go wrong but it did! Followed instructions to the letter but it went off with a bang making a terrible mess in the microwave. Toast already but no eggs will have to revert to the usual method, not happy to try again and waste more eggs!
Published 17 10 2012
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by Carolyn Knighton
This product has proved to be a complete failure. I have tried all combinations of cooking/resting times and quantity of water and not yet had a successful egg. The clear lid adheres to the base when wet and the handle is so small it is almost impossible to remove it without fiddling about trying to get your nail under the edge to release it. Very disappointed. Barely a one star rating.
Published 08 10 2012
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Best poached eggs”
This poacher makes the best poached eggs - it did take a little bit of trial and error to get them just the way we like them but once sorted they are great - perfect for quick breakfasts, even the children can use them! I put a drop of vinegar in each chamber, add the recommend amount of water (I use boiling water straight from the kettle which does not need the microwave heating) and then add the eggs. 40sec in the microwave for the large size eggs we use and you're done. I rinse mine out and then into the dishwasher, couldn't be easier
Published 17 09 2012