I wasn't overall impressed with this egg cooker in all honesty. Yes, it gets the job done, but that's all it does. I like it when the items I get can be multi-taskers, this is not; all it can do is cook eggs. I could just as easily do this with an electric kettle or a simple pot of boiling water, and I can get results just as good as what this machine gave me. I think it was the shape of the egg cooker itself that got me to buy it initially, as I did rather like that, but that isn't enough to warrant recommending this to anyone else - save your money and invest in something else, its just not practical to get, unless you happen to eat a LOT of hard boiled eggs.