Well my Hovabator arrived in the mail. I've cleaned the top (carefully), bottom, egg turner pieces, etc with mild dish detergent and bleach solution, then rinsed. They are air drying now. Eggs are in the mail. Then I'll have to put my egg turner back together (LOL) and get everything in place and get it up to temp, adjust to 100 degrees and await the eggs. It says put the eggs in the holders small ends down. To me that means the smaller elongated end down- the fat end up so to speak- Correct? Thanks. Ho boy here goes nothin! PS: Yes I should have checked it to see if it all works before cleaning, but didn't, will do so directly after drying though- worse comes to worse I'll buy another and have two- and a lesson will be learned. Keystonepaul.