I want to learn how to make poached eggs. But 3 minutes left the yolk too runny for my taste. So I put it in the microwave for a few seconds. An egg outside the shell WILL blow up disastrously in the microwave. I think we might need a new microwave. Oh, and I think my husband is losing his hearing. He was sitting three feet away from the microwave when it blew and claims he didn't hear a thing. I was across the kitchen and hit the floor spread eagle fearing it was the big one.