I love thses! Who would have thought something so simple would be so functional and versatile. I use them to poach eggs, bake eggs, and I even use them to make a single cornmeal muffin in the morning. I place the batter in a pod, pop the pod in the toaster oven for 12 minutes. During the last 7 minutes of cooking I pop the 2nd pod in with an egg in it. I get in the shower, and when I'm done so is my breakfast. Clean up is a piece of cake. The egg and muffin slide right out of the pods. I've used them without buttering them, and I find the egg still slides out easily. I love them for poaching. I pop the pod in boiling water, and it cooks while I'm in the shower. These have made my breakfast healthy, fast and easy. They are a bargain! Perfect for my needs.