How Do I Use A 4 Cup Egg Poacher Pot As I Just Received One But Don't Know How To Use It?

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Ray Hueston answered
Essentially, an egg poacher with four cups is the most normal variety of egg poacher. To begin with you should fill the bottom of the egg poacher pan with water. Then place each egg cup into the pan so that the bottom of the cups are in the water and the top of the cups are in the air. Crack your eggs, one into each egg cup, and then boil the water. Placing the lid on the egg poacher give the eggs two or three minutes to cook depending on how runny you want your eggs to be. Alternatively, you can decide the eggs are fully cooked when the white of the eggs are cooked but the yolk of the eggs remain runny. If you do not want to cook all four eggs at once, it is important to remember to fill up fully any of the egg cups you are not using with water. This action will prevent and damage being done to the unused egg cups during your cooking. Www.ehow.co.uk/how_7550265_egg-poacher-instructions.html
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Mary Frederick answered
I did not know these were still in existence, this is a nice gift!
The secret to using and egg poacher is to remember, each of the poacher cups must contain an egg or some water to prevent ruining the poacher cup.

Fill the pan with enough water so it touches the bottoms
of the egg cups. Place your cup rack and cups in place
on top of the pan. Next, rub each egg cup with a little oil
or butter as you would in greasing a cake pan.

Crack your eggs and drop each into a cup. Add salt and pepper for seasoning. Bring the water to a boil and then lower the heat. Allow the heat from the water to cook the
egg until it is cooked to your liking.

Many people like the yellow to be soft and the white of the
egg to be solid, yet soft. If you cook less than four eggs at
one time be certain to put a little water in each of the empty
cups to preserve the quality of them.

Enjoy your eggs!
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Anonymous commented
Thank you so much. I didn't have a clue either. My pan came without instructions also, but had a leaflet on the care of the pan!
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Put about a half in of water in the bottom of the pot.place the rack on top of the pot, add a dash of salt helps water boil faster. Bring water to a boil. Insert your egg cups into the rack.add your butter or oil let it melt or get hot then crack your eggs on a flat surface.this way you wont get any pieces of shell in the cups.open the eggs over the cups put on the lid an in about 3min or so your eggs will be done. Cooking time varies on how well done you like your eggs
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wayne geackel answered
Jomar, Thankyou for your very good answer!!!! You know, you can buy one on the internet just ask for 4 cup egg poacher.. I tried to get instructions but couldn't find any, so your answer was wonderful and now I know how to use it properly. My daughter gave this to me and I bet she didn't know how to use it either ! Geackel
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You know I just purchased an egg poacher from Cuttleryandmore and was surprised that it came without instructions. Thanks for the post and reply, I wouldn't have known to put water in the empty cups.
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My answer is the same as above with a slight variation...for those on a strict diet and the thought of melted butter makes them strike those extra calories off the allowance!!

You can also add a tablespoon of water to the cup but be warned you might end up with your egg stuck to the cup but as long as they are not runny, they are easy to pry off with the flat of your knife. Either way, enjoy your poached eggs. :)
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I just had poached eggs over corned beef hash. Mmm mmm good! Thank you for the directions on how to cook the eggs in a poacher.
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I bought a four egg poacher from Morrisons which came without instructions. However there was a 'phone number telling me they were there to help so I rang. Unbelievable response: Where did you buy it? Take it back to the store for money back. Why? Ring the store and they will know - but the entire workforce of head office doesn't!! Will have to refer query to the technical department. In short no help whatsoever!! Thanks to the above I now know.
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I purchased the Chef's stainless steel egg poacher No. 810. My jumbo eggs ran to the non-stick rubber water reservoir. I remember using a white powder to clean it but can not find my instructions.

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Thanks everyone for answers. I didn't know how to use my new poacher either. Good old Google!!
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Cheers for the answer. I got care instructions too and no directions. Bit silly really. :)

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