Microwave egg poachers are time-saving devices that are inexpensive and effective at producing perfect poached eggs time after time. 

After extensive research, we think the best microwave egg poacher is the Allstar Innovations Egg Cooker. Featuring a unique, egg-shaped design that is both non-stick and dishwasher friendly, this ceramic egg poacher can cook up to 4 large eggs at once and includes a sturdy lid to prevent spillages. 

Looking for something different? Check out our other recommendations and buying guide below. 

  • 4-egg capacity
  • Durable food grade ceramic
  • Non-stick 
  • Lidded design
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Portable

  • 4-pack silicone cups
  • Bright, bold design
  • BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Stackable

  • Cooks 2 eggs at a time
  • BPA-free 
  • Lidded design
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Non-stick


The Allstar Innovations Egg Cooker is our overall favorite microwave egg poacher. This simple little pot can poach and scramble eggs with ease. Just whisk the egg in the cup, and watch it cook to perfection with minimal fuss. The Allstar is made from durable, food grade materials and is easy to use. With its non-stick bottom and dishwasher safe construction, this little egg cooker is an excellent addition to the kitchen. 

The vented lid helps steam to escape during cooking while retaining the heat required for perfect eggs. No oil is required; simply crack the eggs inside, add your favorite ingredients if you wish, and place into the microwave. After a few minutes you can enjoy delicious results. The design is also portable, so you can bring your breakfast with you on the go.

A non-slip base helps to prevent any spills, but the outer surface remains very hot for a while after cooking, so you’ll need to protect your hands with a cloth or oven glove when removing it. The Allstar is big enough to cook up to 4 large eggs at once, making it perfect if you have a big appetite.

Pros

  • Large capacity
  • Can also make scrambled eggs 
  • Lid and non-slip base prevents spills
  • Easy to clean
  • Portable

Cons

  • Outer gets very hot

Looking for a set of egg poachers? Look no further than the Cozilife Silicone Egg Poacher Set, our favorite multi-pack pick. This set of four cups uses a simple design with bold colors to enliven your kitchen. Made from flexible food-grade silicone and BPA free plastics, this set is non-stick and offers convenient handles so it’s easy to get the eggs out when ready.

With these silicone egg poachers you can create multiple tasty cooked eggs at once so everyone can sit down to breakfast at the same time. Once you’re finished, they can be washed in the dishwasher and stacked within each other to save storage space.

Pros

  • Pack of 4 is great value
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Flexible, non-stick material for easy egg removal
  • BPA-free silicone
  • Stackable for simple storage

Cons

  • Novel, bold design may not be to everyone’s taste


This long-standing American company has been producing great products for 70 years. This 2-cavity egg poacher is easy to use and makes perfectly poached eggs every time. It’s made from durable non-BPA plastic and is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. 

Ideal for couples, this budget egg poacher has a simple lidded design, although take care with the hinges as they tend to break easily if you’re heavy-handed. To make beautiful poached eggs, just place half a teaspoon of water into each egg well and crack an egg on top. Pierce the yolks, close the lid and place in the microwave for one minute – it’s that easy.

Pros

  • Cooks 2 eggs at once
  • Quick & easy to use
  • BPA-free material
  • Dishwasher safe for simple cleaning

Cons

  • Weak hinges may break easily

Comparison Chart

Allstar Innovations Egg CookerCozilife Silicone Egg Poacher SetNordic Ware 2 Cavity Egg Poacher
Dimensions (in)4 x 5 x 4 3.9 x 3.9 x 3.42.1 x 10.8 x 8.5
MaterialCeramicSiliconPlastic
Egg Capacity442
Dishwasher Safe
Eat on the goXX
BPA FreeN/A
Weight (oz)15.23.522.88

Buyer’s Guide:

Microwave Egg Poacher

Capacity

When choosing a microwavable egg poacher, the first consideration should be capacity. For how many people will you be cooking eggs? How many eggs do you like to eat at one meal? If you have a family (or a big appetite) an egg poacher with a larger capacity will be best. Otherwise, you’ll have to use your poacher multiple times before your meal is ready. Both our top pick, the Allstar Egg Cooker and our multi-pack pick, the Cozilife Silicone Egg Poachers have a capacity of 4 eggs. On the other hand, if you live alone, a budget dual-egg poacher such as the Nordic Ware Egg Poacher will make the ideal pick. 

Styling

Egg poachers seem to fall somewhere between novelty designs, such as the egg shaped Allstar Egg Cooker and the bright-colored Cozilife Silicone Egg Poachers or more basic functional designs, like the Nordic Ware Egg Poacher. Whichever camp you fall into, there is a design and color to suit. 

Safety

As with any type of cooking, safety is an important consideration. Microwaved foods can become very hot, so to prevent accidents or burns, you should consider safety features when choosing your egg poacher. 

The Allstar Egg Cooker and Nordic Ware Egg Poacher have lids to prevent any spills, but you should still use oven gloves or a cloth to protect your hands when removing. While the Cozilife Silicone Egg Poachers have an open-top, they do feature convenient handles to help you remove from the microwave without burning your hands. 

If you’d rather avoid BPA plastics, check the product information before purchasing. Both our plastic-based recommendations above are BPA free, so you can buy with peace of mind. 

Ease of Cleaning

You’re less likely to use your microwavable poacher if it always comes out with cooked egg stuck to it and is difficult to clean. Opt for something that is easy to clean or dishwasher safe (just like all our above recommendations).

  • How many eggs can I cook at one time?
  • This depends on the capacity of your egg poacher. In most microwave egg poachers, one or two eggs is the limit, but for larger models, like our top pick, you can fit as many as 4 large eggs at a time. Other sets like our multi-pack pick offer 4 separate egg cups, so you can cook a single egg or up to 4 eggs at a time needed.

  • Do I need to add oil?
  • Although all our recommended models are non-stick, it’s always advisable to add a little spray lubricant. It helps with flipping out the eggs more efficiently and preserves the life of your egg poacher. The oil will also make them even easier to clean.

  • Can I use my microwave egg poacher on the stove top?
  • The simple answer is no, unless stated by the manufacturer. Our multi-pack pick can be used on the stove top in a pan of boiling water if required, but mostly microwavable egg poachers should only be used in a microwave.

Final Thoughts

With so many microwave egg poachers on the market, the possibilities are endless. We think, though, the best choice from this list is the Allstar Egg Cooker. It can fit up to 4 large eggs at once as well as your favorite veggies for a quick, delicious meal. The egg-shaped, lidded design prevents spills and is also portable, so you can bring your breakfast with you on the go if you’re running late.

On the other hand, if you have many hungry mouths to feed, check out the Cozilife Silicone Egg Poachers. The bright-colored, stackable set of four silicone cups is ideal for families, BPA-free and simple to clean in the dishwasher. 

If you’re looking for a classic and simple design to cook poached eggs for one to two people on a budget, we recommend the Nordic Ware Egg Poacher. This model cooks perfect eggs for two people in just one minute, is BPA-free, dishwasher-safe and easy to use.

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