Recently, as I was surfing the net I found myself watching an OLD (1964) Julia Child's cooking show. She showed about 4 methods of cooking eggs that I had always wondered about, so I tried them all. This is defiantly my favorite! Great for doing a head of time for a family brunch or when guests are staying and you do not know when they will "exactly" want to get up for breakfast. Since you can leave them in the water bath, they will stay warm and yummy for up to 15 min. after cooking without changing their consistency. One more way not to be a slave to time in the kitchen.