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2nd machine purchased - absolute rubbish !!!!
I bought a 2nd machine and this one is absolute rubbish. The buzzer has stopped working !!!! And water is going under the plate and leaking out the bottom of the machine. This is dangerous !!! I threw the machine in the rubbish bin straight away. I will not be buying another Sunbeam product any time soon.
Purchased at The Good Guys for $44.00.
I purchased this so I could have boiled eggs without heating the old electric stove and I must say I am rather disappointed with it. Oh it does boil my eggs and even ‘poached’ some, however the quality and functionality leaves a lot to be desired.
First is the ‘feel’, it is very thin plastic and would not take much to break, especially the lid. The settings are off and cook (no buzzer) and cook (with buzzer). The buzzer is very loud so hard to miss. The unit does NOT turn off when finished and this is a concern to me because even when the wat...
Purchased in November 2020 at Bing Lee Physical store for $44.00.
Brilliant multi use appliance
I bought this to simply boil eggs, poaching is a bonus. When it arrived I was delighted to find that it also has a steamer rack which I can use to steam veg and dumplings or pork buns all of which come out perfectly. It's easy to set up and once you get used to how much water you need for each operation you can't go wrong. One word of caution, if you use the 'cook' option with the alarm it's loud enough to wake the dead, steer clear!
Purchased in December 2020 at Amazon for $42.00.
Best egg cooker I've ever bought.. perfect pouch eggs every time..the water measurements are pretty much spot on..so easy to use..so quick too..do you self a favor get this one and forget the rest
Purchased in August 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $39.00.
I had my last egg cooker, not a Sunbeam, for about 10 years. This egg cooker has lasted a little over 3 years, with much less use, so I'm very disappointed. I rarely used the poacher because when I cooked 2 eggs it seemed to cook 1 more than the other. I found that the lid was often hard to get to sit in its grooves. Last but not least, I had to throw it out as there was water getting in between the water tray & works underneath.
Purchased in January 2017 at Harvey Norman for $44.00.
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.
Purchased in March 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $39.00.
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.
Purchased in October 2019 at Myer.
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....
Purchased in December 2018 at Harvey Norman for $39.00.
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 $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.
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 .
Questions & Answers
Could you please tell me if the sunbeam egg cooker has an automatic off mechanism?
Hi Liz, unfortunately not, it would be very handy. If you use the buzzer feature though it buzzes when it runs dry, and believe me you will hear it go off!
Bought the cooker yesterday and just cooked 6 eggs (we have chooks that manage more than 12 a day!
Result for 6 Hard Boiled seems to be excellent ... but according to instruction "more eggs …less water" seems illogical! Any explanations?
Yes that is exactly what happens! Follow the guide on the water 'flute' for the number of water per number of eggs and they will turn out great every time. This is my 2nd Poach and Boil. My first one last me 15 years! Enjoy!
It doen't make sesnse, but it works. Same if you want soft boiled. Ask Sunbeam if you don't get an answer
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.
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