We're not big on useless kitchen gadgets; we prefer to do things ourselves, reminding ourselves that all kinds of culinary heights were reached in old-world kitchens before there was a corresponding gadget to make the job easier.
But as much as we love nailing a perfectly-shaped poached egg with the old swirl and drop method picked up in culinary school, here is a gadget that would just cut the anxiety and get us closer to the prize, faster: the single egg poacher from Williams-Sonoma. No plastic here... they even look a little old-world. And they're on sale now: two for $3.99
(via Book of Joe)