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Egg Poachers Review - Would You Buy a Egg Poacher?
Egg Poachers is a lighthearted look at the many ways that we sometimes forget how lucky we are. Author Trishka Simmons takes us on a journey from childhood to present day, cataloging each one of our delights and sorrows as we partake in the joy of eating eggs. Along the way, she shares some surprising information about the people who are willing to risk life and limb to save an egg. While some of the facts may be upsetting, other bits of information may surprise you as well.
Egg Poachers follows one family's constant mission to save all the eggs they can in order to have a good Easter. The tensions mount when one of their members has a near death experience. In reviewing the book, I noticed that one reviewer felt the death was too graphic, but that may be because the reviewers were reviewing an account from earlier in the book, or maybe it just wasn't the right moment for that scene. One reviewer felt that the death was way too graphic, but that may also be because the reviewers weren't reviewing the book in the same boat as the author, and some reviewers didn't finish the book.
Another interesting bit of information in Egg Poachers is that the children who work for the poultry hatchery must eat their own egg raw. Why? That might seem like a cruel and unusual practice, but that's actually how it's done in hatcheries throughout the country. Egg-poaching by itself doesn't usually involve much pain (if any), but some children get a raw egg once in a while if they're in the mood.
After describing all of this in Egg Poachers, I wanted to know why some readers may be turned off by it. I understand how some parents may be put off by some of the cruelty depicted in the book. That being said, I've seen some amazing reactions from parents and kids when I've mentioned the possibility of using a rapid egg cooker. Many readers have shared that they've used them, including one parent who said she used one to make 100 freshly poached eggs on her camping trip. While that certainly isn't a massive number, it was enough to make me excited about trying one out myself.
According to one reviewer, the only way to properly cook an egg in a slow cooker is if you do it every time. That means you're going to get better results if you set a timer for your slow-cooker to go off at varying durations. Other reviewers say they use the timers to start and stop the process as well. There's obviously going to be differences in the way people use them, but these are two of the factors I considered when deciding to buy one in the first place. After reading a few more reviews, I'm still not quite sure how to classify a poached egg as "masterful"".
The other aspect of Egg Poachers that interested me was whether or not it featured individually wrapped eggs. After all, we all know how difficult it can be to successfully wrap a large egg in a single piece of foil. Egg Poachers allows you to leave the wrapped egg in the cooker while steaming it in the covered container. As you can imagine, this makes it much easier to prepare the eggs.
The one reviewer who seemed to be more concerned with the functionality of the device than her opinion of the aesthetic qualities says that the device is definitely worth the money, even though she did like that the timer worked in both ways. Another egg poacher writes that he used the device every time he made four or five boiled eggs. He says it made things easier because he didn't have to pause for a moment every time he needed to check for doneness.
Of course, a person can always look past the glowing reviews and think about whether or not the Egg Poachers really work. One customer says she bought the device and had to manually clean it after she cooked her first batch of eggs. She says the opener that comes with it is difficult to handle. The instructions are clearly printed on the Egg Poachers website, but she still had trouble opening it with a knife after she cooked her eggs. A quick call to Egg Poachers customer service solved that problem. Other than that, she says she really likes this egg poacher and will continue to buy from this vendor.