A few short thoughts.......
I had a chance to try this Wednesday, and it does work; all five of my eggs popped out nicely. They did emit a disconcerting high-pitched squeal, but it was otherwise pretty slick.
I watched the movie Desire Under the Elms on TCM Wednesday night. It was a good movie, but what struck me was Burl Ives playing a hard-bitten SOB. In the three movies in which I remember him, Big Country (for which he won an Oscar) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof being the others, he played the same type. Having grown up knowing him as an amiable folk singer and the voice of the snowman on Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, seeing him playing someone like that is still a bit startling.
Although for playing against type, it's hard to beat Andy Griffith in A Face in the Crowd. He shows a hard, cold, conniving cynicism that would shock Andy Taylor and Ben Matlock.