I love this poacher. It's so easy to use, and makes really good poached eggs. You put some water in the bottom of the pan, crack one egg into each holder, and wait for your desired consistency to be reached. I usually pop some sourdough wheat toast in the toaster while the are poaching, spread some butter on top, and add some sliced tomatoes and fresh cracked pepper. A divine breakfast in your own home! Great gift for any avid egg eater, as well.