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The Egg poacher that thinks its a Lily Pad
Fusion Brands Poachpod Egg Poacher
Member Name: paulie1975
Fusion Brands Poachpod Egg Poacher
Advantages: Poaches eggs perfectly, cheap easy to store
We are developing our cooking skills, we try to make fresh food every night, making rather than using pre-made dinners. We try where possible to make best use of what we buy and use leftovers for soups, stews and snacks and started buying Good Food, Delicious and Olive magazines for monthly recipe ideas and things to do with food.
The reason I mention this is because Olive magazine was our inspiration for buying the Poachpad egg poacher. We saw this in the magazine and both felt this might help us actually perfect the poached egg, rather than making one successful poached egg in every three.
This is a luxury buy really, you can always poach an egg with patience, time and a bit of skill, this takes a lot of that out of the equation and lets you worry less about the egg allowing you to take more time over other ingredients.
I have to admit when the product first arrived I feared the worst, no box, simply a cellophane wrapper with two limp green bits of plastic, but appearance can be deceptive and these have been a mainstay of our kitchen for the past year and have proven to be incredibly useful and easy to use, we've bought these for family as gifts and would recommend them to anyone.
The poachpads are a lime green colour, they are made of silicone, so are very rubbery and stretchy to the touch, they can be placed inside each other and folded meaning storage space isn't a huge problem. Washing them up involves gently heating them in boiling water and gently rubbing off any residue from the egg or water, I think if you washed these up too vigorously they would rip fairly easily.
The product is about 8cm in diameter and looks like a plastic lily pad, the idea being that you place the pouch in boiling water, it floats like a lily pad and you crack your egg into it. The pouch is microwave and dish washer safe and is happy to float in boiling water without damage or risk.
We bought our set of two from Amazon for £4.99 about 12 months ago, we use them probably once every two to three weeks and they have proven to be a great buy, there has been no wear and tear and I think they have been marvellous value for under a fiver, I anticipate with good care these should last at least another two years and we will then replace them as they are a great time and labour saving device. Just as a tip, for best results, once you've put your eggs in the poach pads, cover your pan with a lid and leave the eggs to cook, this gets better results for me.
So how to poach an egg with these little suckers?
Boil your water, and then place one of the poach pads or both in the boiling water with the scooped end facing upwards, don't push it underwater allow it to float on the surface, then crack an egg into the poach pad, now leave it to poach in the boiling water and then remove the poach pad with a sieve or something similar. We find the whole process incredibly easy and it avoids the risk of the egg separating in the water, it's a cheat in many ways, but it saves us time and makes great poached eggs.
Suggestions for eating with your lovely, easy to make poached eggs.
For me I love poached eggs on a toasted smoked salmon bagel, or alternatively if you can whip up a quick hollandaise sauce and boil some asparagus, the eggs are perfect with this combination also, by having the comfort of being able to leave the eggs and not worry about them separating, you really can gain confidence to make the foods you combine with them more exciting.
Summary: The Egg poacher that thinks its a Lily Pad