I've used this product a couple times now and with iffy results. Value wise, at $8, I think it's a bit overpriced for what the item produces. Quality wise, it legs and stem bend out of shape very easily. Feature wise, there really aren't many. I've used both oil and butter to grease up the bottom before adding the egg, but I the egg still sticks to the bottom when cooking. The only reason an item like this is worth it is if it makes a better poached egg than me using the traditional method, and that isn't the case (by a long shot). However, I actually really do like the look of it, and have it hanging up in my kitchen. So there's that
I bought 2 of these to try and wanted a couple more. I spray Pam on top and bottom before adding egg. Lower slowly into simmering water with 2 t white vinegar and simmer for about 4 minutes. They work great for me!
Examining firsthand the French tin egg poacher (SKU 805622), I saw what appears to be metallic solder and some type of flux where the handle connects to the cup. These materials are not mentioned in the item's description. What materials are the solder and flux made of, and are they non-toxic?