5 Best Egg Poachers for 2021


We love eggs for breakfast and we love our best egg poachers too. Eggs are ever so good for you


But, one thing that we don’t love so much is poaching eggs. It’s hard to get them just right. 

We’re great at frying eggs, boiling them, even making omelettes out of them but not so much at poaching.

That is until we started using a specialist egg poacher and now?

We’ve rounded up the best egg poachers so you can get the best poached eggs out of them too. 


Norpro Stainless Steel Egg Poacher

EDITOR’S CHOICE

Built to last from a reliable brand, the Norpro is the best poacher if you want to poach eggs regularly.

Eggssentials Poached Egg Maker

TOP RATED CHOICE

A great value buy that can cook enough eggs, to keep a decent sized family happy, in one go.

RSVP International Endurance Single Egg Poacher Set

BEST VALUE CHOICE

If there’s only one to cook for then this tiny egg poacher might be what you’re looking for.


Norpro Stainless Steel Egg Poacher

We were really impressed by the build quality of this exceptional Norpro poaching pan.

The poaching insert can also easily be removed so that the pan doubles as a frying pan, which is handy.

The aluminium base ensures that the heat is readily and evenly distributed around the pan and every egg that we cooked in it, turned out exactly the way that we wanted it to. 

best egg poachers

Quick Fact: Norpro is a reliable brand which has been making high performance cookware since 1973, their products are excellent quality and built to last.

PROS

1. The tempered glass vented lid and vented handles are nice safety features
2. The aluminum base ensures excellent and even cooking
3. The cups are non-stick and that means your eggs are easy to serve

CONS

1. It is a little expensive
2. The poaching pan isn’t super easy to clean even in a dishwasher
3. The plastic knobs on the poaching cups can get too hot to hold


Eggssentials Poached Egg Maker

For a slightly lower price, there’s also the Eggcellent (sorry, they started it) Eggssentials Poached Egg Maker.


This offers 6 cups for cooking eggs in – making it the largest pan we tested.

Our only complaint was that the cups aren’t quite as “non-stick” as we’d like them to be and they often need a bit of assistance with a knife or a spoon.

This also impacts on ease of cleaning.

Eggssentials Poached Egg Maker

Quick Fact: The Eggssentials Poached Egg Maker uses a form of encapsulated aluminum on the base to ensure the most even distribution of heat throughout the pan. 

PROS

1. Makes 6 eggs in one go, an “XL” breakfast companion
2. Cooks eggs evenly and without any overcooking
3. The price is super friendly

CONS

1. Non-stick coating didn’t prove to be as non-stick as we’d have liked
2. The lid handle is sometimes a bit hard to grip
3. Cup handles get very hot and need handling with oven mitts or a tea towel


RSVP International Endurance Single Egg Poacher Set

This small egg poacher set only cooks a single egg.

However, the RSVP International Egg Poacher Set isn’t just good for use at home, it’s also a great companion for a camping trip.

There’s nothing nicer than sitting in the great outdoors and enjoying a poached egg on toast which has been toasted over an open fire.

RSVP International Endurance Single Egg Poacher Set

Quick Fact: This product is made of 18/8 stainless steel which is highly durable and ought to give you years of use.

PROS

1. Cooks an egg near perfectly
2. The best non-stick coating that we’ve tried
3. Super small and easy to take with you anywhereer

CONS

1. The handle feels flimsy though we don’t think it’s going to cause any problems
2. The lid seems to heat faster than the water – try not to touch it too often
3. The handle should have been insulated


ExcelSteel Non Stick Easy Use Rust Resistant Home Kitchen Breakfast Brunch Induction Cooktop Egg Poacher

The ExcelSteel is a great egg poacher with just one drawback – it only cooks four eggs at a time and thus, it comes in behind the Eggssentials and Norpro models.

We found that it was very easy to clean (even in a dishwasher) and that the individual egg cup handles were very well designed for lifting in and out of the tray.

ExcelSteel

Quick Fact: The 18/10 steel construction of the ExcelSteel egg poacher means it can be used for induction cooking.

PROS

1. Very reasonably priced
2. Very easy to clean the egg cups
3. Cooks nicely

CONS

1. The handle gets very hot on the cover – approach with caution
2. The cups don’t look level in the tray (they’re fine)
3. The stainless steel is quite lightweight


Farberware Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Egg Poacher Pan

The Farberware Poaching Pan does a good job of cooking eggs but we weren’t as impressed with its overall construction.

Instead of an aluminum base, they’ve opted for a full aluminum body and that feels, well, flimsy.

We were also puzzled by the design choice of a lid you can’t see through.

Farberware Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Egg Poacher Pan

Quick Fact: This pot can be used in the oven and it can withstand temperatures of up to 400 degrees.

PROS

1. Completely dishwasher safe
2. The egg poacher is non-stick coated
3. Heat is well-distributed throughout the paner

CONS

1. No warranty provided
2. The build quality isn’t great
3. You can’t see through the lid


Last Word on Egg Poachers

We hope that you’ve found the egg poacher that you were looking for on our list of the best egg poachers.


Poached eggs are the best breakfast food. They’re full of good cholesterol and protein and when you poach them, you don’t add any unhealthy fats. Yum!


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