Egg-cellent Choices: Our Top Picks for the Best Egg Poachers of the Year

Egg Poachers We Recommend

For many of us, a perfectly poached egg is the ultimate breakfast indulgence. However, achieving that elusive, runny yolk and perfectly cooked white can be a challenge even for the most experienced cooks.

That’s where egg poachers come in – these handy kitchen tools make the process of poaching eggs simple and effortless.

There are multitudes of egg poachers available wherever you get your kitchen gear. We’ve compiled a list of the best egg poachers to help you achieve perfectly poached eggs every time.

From non-stick coatings to heat-resistant handles, these egg poachers offer a range of features to suit every cooking style.

These egg poachers are sure to become a staple in your kitchen. We poach eggs at least once a week in my home. We love poached eggs!

Norpro Stainless Steel Egg Poacher


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

Eggssentials Poached Egg Maker


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

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. 

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


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


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.

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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. 


1. Makes 6 eggs in one go
2. Cooks eggs evenly
3. The price is super friendly


1. Non-stick coating didn’t prove to be as non-stick as we’d have liked
2. 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.

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


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


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 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.

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


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


1. The handle gets very hot on the cover – approach with caution
2. The cups don’t look level in the tray
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.

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


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


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