GREAT KITCHEN ACCESSORY
This is my 2nd Sunbeam Poach and Boil. The first one I had and used for 10 years. The 2nd one is even better as it has a grill insert to steam veggies. Always have perfect boiled eggs and mini omelettes every time. Easy to clean and uses up minimum space on benchtop.
I am extremely satisfied with this product. It does what it says, is reliable, cooks eggs just the way it says, either soft, medium or hard, as well you can poach eggs or make an omelette. The poached eggs are perfect. Easy to clean too.
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I ordered a Sunbeam Egg Poacher & Cooker & it is incredible! I don’t have the worry about messing up poached eggs ever again! It is very easy to cook eggs in, has a timer that sounds when they are done & is super straightforward to clean afterwards. Highly recommend!
What is this, ?
Still have my original Sunbeam egg boiler which I have had for 35 years. Plus..works perfectly for boiling eggs, not poached as they always stuck, was looking to buy another for caravan but reading all these reviews makes me want to think twice...do you actually tell your customer service about these negative reviews & what do you do about it?
Great but instructions poor
Cooks perfectly but only with buzzer setting. Boiling one egg soft on cook without buzzer after 15 minutes still cooking and rock hard egg. Instructions should state cooking without buzzer have to time cooking duration manually.
Purchased in December 2019.
Cooks Eggs Perfectly.
I’ve had my eyes on buying one of these automatic egg cookers for a while now & finally decided to buy the Sunbeam brand because I have had many kitchen appliances from Sunbeam over the years.
This was advertised on sale at the Harvey Norman stores & I couldn't resist purchasing one any longer. And I’m happy that I did. ⠀
To cook boiled eggs with the Sunbeam Poach & Boil, you add the water using the included measuring cup, & fill the water to the appropriate level for: Soft, Medium or Hard boiled eggs.
I have cooked boiled eggs and also poached eggs with this appliance & they also were cooked perfectly.
Quick & easy to cook boiled eggs etc....
It's a shame its build quality isn't as high as its cooking quality
This is a good egg boiler, though after a while the gray plastic support for boiling the eggs has broken in serveral places.Superglue doesn't help. I'm havent bothered with trying to clean its hot plate without scratching it. Adding an auto off when the timer's up would be nice too, instad of the loud buzzer on it. I don't use the buzzer, but the timer on my microwave - set for 11 mins for boiled eggs.
Purchased in August 2017 for A$50.00.
Why did you mess with perfection??
I totally agree with Dinky.. My husband & I had the old sunbeam one forever. we thought we'd stay with a trusted brand... What a SHAM!! The newer version is TERRIBLY DESIGNED. I've burnt myself a dozen times trying to extract the poached eggs now I use it awkwardly with tongs.
Great product. Good value and simple to use.
I brought this a couple of months ago and it's great.So easy that even my husband and young son can use it. It poaches eggs with perfect gooey centres and you can take your choice of hard, medium or soft boiled eggs.The timer is great as you don't have to guess how long before you take the eggs out.
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A better way for boiled eggs
I wanted to buy this egg cooker for a long time and finally pulled the pin when I got the store credit from good guys.
I decided to buy this over another brand only because of the good reviews online, and it is proven true with my first use of this brilliant design.
I am regularly using it since my first day of use and never had any trouble so far. You just need to follow the measuring cup markings for each type of egg cooking required. I found it is a very good investment and a beautiful addition to my kitchen.
The image of it looks big in websites but the cooker is pretty small .
I love this egg cooker this is my second one Just bought a month ago, the original one lasted 8 years . They cook pouched eggs to perfection and I also use it as a mini steamer as well when I just want a few Dumplings or Thai fishcakes. I use this cooker at least 5 times a week
Stupidest thing I ever owned
The old metal & one that was my father's was perfect. It had water levels in the lid and it cooked just right every time. This new plastic one is useless. Never get the result we want no matter how we adjust the water level. Very disappointed and will be looking for another better designed one. Hate it.
Would get higher rating but....
I bought this egg cooker almost a year ago. Has been great. Perfect eggs. Steamed veggies. But the numbers on the measuring cup are disappearing. So I can't do half the functions that this cooker does. And can barely see the numbers to do the other functions. So without these numbers this cooker is unusable.
I contacted Sunbeam via facebook. They answered with a part number and website to go to and get another measuring cup. Not the customer service I was expecting. Thought they would say sorry let us send you another. Or let me get the water ...
Eggs to a perfection
I’ve used my egg poacher and it turned out perfect
It’s fantastic no guessing the machine does it all
I set it to soft and it was just perfect
I’m impressed with my purchase
Service was great, they did what they promised
I will buy from there again
I’m really impressed
Mine must be faulty
It seemed to work well for a few times, then every time I use it since, it just ends up in a big mess of bubbles and slosh. The eggs seem to leak into the water and the soupy mess that eventuates is just not worth using it. Gunk gets coated on the lid and it's just a mess. Unfortunately I just pushed it to the back of the cupboard when I should of found my receipt and swapped it over. I think I might try the Kmart one. I only bought this one as it could do poached eggs. All the other reviews sound quite good so I think mine was just a dud.
Great little machine !!!!
I went and bought this machine so that I could cook poached eggs..........well it can do much more !!!! Each day I steam my veges for lunch. They come out perfectly. (eg carrots, corn cobbettes, asparagus, pumpkin, beans etc) It is not advisable to do potatoes though.
The other day my husband steamed a piece of chicken for lunch. You have to wrap the chicken in foil first and place on the white rack.
Perfect !!!!! The only down fall would be the numbers wearing off the measuring cup. It I a good idea to work out the measurements for ...
Great, works perfectly
After ruining so many eggs , I decided to buy a proper egg poacher / boiler. This is brilliant. Perfect soft boiled eggs just the way I like them. The buzzer goes off loudly so I can hear when they are ready and the water measuring cup makes it a breeze. Highly recommended for those who cant boil an egg ha ha
Choose to buy your product from a retailer and not the company's website. The company has used ambiguous language in describing the item for sale, in particular "five bonus items". Well that is not correct, the items are not bonus or extra, because the cooker doesn't perform without the items. We have had several of these beauties over the last five to eight years and in only one case has the unit packed it in, always it has been the egg rack. I purchased the last unit from the company's website believing I would receive five bonus items, b...onus equals extra, doesn't it? Not in this case. I would have been better off going to the local retailer, paid the same money, had the unit that day and not paid postage. Will we buy another in the future, yes, most definitely, but from the local retailer.
Hazard if it doesn't work properly
Like previous reviewer, on first use buzzer did not go off, checked it after the approximate time it was meant to sound to find the tray had melted, and the external housing also buckled with the heat. Refunded but not game to give it another go, a definite fire hazard.
I opened the egg cooker to use for the first time this morning. After reading the instructions I followed them and put the product on. Come back a few minutes later wondering why the buzzer hadn't gone off yet and the inside rack had melted. I don't know if it was faulty or not but I would not recommend this product, it is too dangerous. Lucky I had come back to check on it.
Questions & Answers
Does the boiler switch off automatically once eggs are cooked?
Hi Den P,
Thank you for your question. We suggest to use the Cook with Ready Buzzer to alert you when the eggs are done. If you wish to leave it for longer please ensure you check the water level.
Why less water for more boiled eggs
Hi Debra W, when you have more eggs in the Poach & Boil, the water takes longer to evaporate. If you follow the instructions you will get perfect eggs everytime!
I have lost my instructions, do not need recipes just main instructions, can you help..?
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