Carbon Steel Egg Poacher - Was £12.99 Now £5.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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20cm fry pan with 4 poaching cups and a glass lid.
0.7mm gauge.
Bakelite handle.
Suitable for Electric, Induction and Gas hobs
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#1
Just ordered one thanks voted hot
#2
ordered one too, thanks
#3
Excellent find. Thanks M8

HOT HOT!!
#4
Wow, that's an excellent price for a proper egg poacher, always wanted one but never wanted to pay the asking price. I'm gonna reserve one, thanks. R&H.
#5
............ :thumbsup:
#6
Just reserved. Heat and rep added.
Good spot.
#7
it always confuses me....
are these things really poaching your eggs?
would imagine they are steaming them really ?!

lol
1 Like #8
phil001
it always confuses me....
are these things really poaching your eggs?
would imagine they are steaming them really ?!

lol


Yes you're right, they are actually making "coddled" eggs. Coddled eggs are when an egg is sat in a lightly buttered cup or hollow in a pan of hot water and cooked that way. Dead easy and no special pan required. As you say, a poached egg is actually cooked IN the water, and tastes different because of that, a different texture.
#9
therealslimkaty
Yes you're right, they are actually making "coddled" eggs. Coddled eggs are when an egg is sat in a lightly buttered cup or hollow in a pan of hot water and cooked that way. Dead easy and no special pan required. As you say, a poached egg is actually cooked IN the water, and tastes different because of that, a different texture.


so. having not expereinced this "pan", but indeed have "poached" eggs the normal way in a pan of boiling water, how much better (if any) is this pan? YOu have to appreciate, that my poached eggs are 90% perfect all of the time.

ie: will my £6 be wasted?
#10
Just reserved. Heat added. nice one:thumbsup: Many Thanks:thumbsup:
#11
If you're adept at making poached eggs in water, don't bother with this

Good price though!
#12
just put a tiny bit of water in the base of a ramekin, crack in your egg,cover with clingfilm and put in microwave for 60-75 seconds and you should get a perfect poached egg. its a lot quicker than boiling a pan of water and then faffing about:thumbsup:
1 Like #13
I use the last method used here, it works perfectly every time and helps the washing up!

http://www.b3ta.com/features/howtopoachanegg/
#14
was just about to post that link den38!

It does work very well in the cling film,thats how i do them. Just a bit of a faff
#15
Once you master the evil that is cling film you are on a winner!
1 Like #16
Disco;2868929
You have to appreciate, that my poached eggs are 90% perfect all of the time.

Reminds me of 'Sex Panther'
"They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time it works, every time"
#17
phil001
was just about to post that link den38!

It does work very well in the cling film,thats how i do them. Just a bit of a faff


hmmm interesting, does this really work?
#18
Disco
hmmm interesting, does this really work?


Yep, another variation

http://www.andy-coates.com/blog/2007/06/04/how-to-poach-an-egg-a-different-way/
1 Like #19
the clingfilm works - but the resulting poached egg looks a little...like an alien embryo. it's not the prettiest way to poach an egg (and doesn't make it as light as a genuine poached egg, cos the albumen can't spread out in the water).

as for the person asking if coddled eggs taste better - i guess thats down to personal preference, but i personally much prefer poached eggs. if you want perfect poached eggs, you're gonna have to practice, a lot.
#20
Disco
so. having not expereinced this "pan", but indeed have "poached" eggs the normal way in a pan of boiling water, how much better (if any) is this pan? YOu have to appreciate, that my poached eggs are 90% perfect all of the time.

ie: will my £6 be wasted?


Id say not to bother with the pan as its not a poached egg you'll be getting. You'll basically be having what is a boiled egg without a shell. Because of the way it cooks the egg, it takes longer than poaching directly in water, so the egg white is harder by the time the yolk is ready to eat. Just not like the texture of a poached egg at all. You can do this pan's effect by lightly greasing a mug (or ramekin), crack an egg into it, sit the mug in a pan with a couple inches water boiling. why not give that a try just now, see if you like the resulting egg, then decide!
#21
But with the lid on, the steam will be cooking from the top.
#22
Den38
I use the last method used here, it works perfectly every time and helps the washing up!

http://www.b3ta.com/features/howtopoachanegg/


okay so I have reserved a pan but am going to try this first - lol so how long do you leave it it the water? thanks :thumbsup:
#23
boil a pan of water...crack in the egg...the egg sinks...when it rises it' s ready.....one poached egg :thumbsup:
#24
ttc4eva
okay so I have reserved a pan but am going to try this first - lol so how long do you leave it it the water? thanks :thumbsup:


3-4 minutes.
#25
Great, thanks. Will get this for coddled eggs. Have been making successful poached eggs for years using the rolling water with vinegar method, so this will make a nice change ;-)
#26
When using the "vortex" method, or possibly even normally, adding vinegar to the water will help keep the egg together

When the water boils, add about a tbsp. vinegar for every pint or so of water.

The vinegar is actually an important element in egg poaching. It causes the egg white to immediately turn white and begin cooking, and it speeds up the cooking process so the egg doesn't overcook.
#27
Frying pan with water and a drop of vinegar, bring to the boil and drop your eggs in. Perfect poached eggs every time.
These pans are ok but a pain in the bum to clean after you've used them
#28
Have just reserved one at Argos but after seeing the b3ta link I am thinking "gosh, I may be able to poach an egg afterall"

Rep added den38 :)
#29
ordered:thumbsup:

heat added:thumbsup:
#30
i've got an idea!!!

1 of these pans and clingfilm!!!

clearly they'll be perfect shape....and no mess!! Christ im a genius!

lol @ the sex panther reference too! :D
#31
my poached eggs are nigh-on perfect. Its just it leaves a mess in the pan afterwards (especially when you're cooking 3each for you and the other half) :whistling:

If someone would come clean my pan I'd be laughing!!
#32
Oooooh I hate srubbing the poached egg pan!! Im so excited to try thr cling film method ..... how tragic lol!
#33
I only learnt how to poach an egg about 2 months ago and I can safely say... I'm ****! This would be a fab lifesaver cos I like poached eggs.

Heat has been added for this bargain poacher :-) xx
#34
Just got mine out the box and gives you no instrustions on how to use it. Im sure ill figure it out but still rather annoying. Looks ok quality though.
#35
Thanks OP picked up today.

Just got our own chickens so this will come in very handy!

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