Best pan for poaching eggs


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Best pan for poaching eggs

taos | Oct 6, 2012 06:33 PM

I've started making two poached eggs every day, using an old Revereware 1 qt saucepan that I've had since I picked it up at a thrift store in college. See attached image.

Most of the eggs stay nicely together during poaching but a few pieces of white tend to stick to the bottom of the pan. It's very hard to clean.

I tried using silicone poached eggs cups, like this: They kept the eggs contained but they also tended to retain odors. So I'm back to just dropping the eggs in the water.

What's a better pan to use? I don't want to use a pan with a non-stick coating. In my experience they peel and scratch off very easily. Would a hard-anodized aluminum pan, without a coating, be a good option? Something like this:

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