How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs 4 Easy Ways

12 Eggs73 cals

Hard boiled eggs are convenient and pretty easy to make, right? How about we keep them easy to make but make them 4 different ways? Here are 4 unconventional methods to making hard boiled eggs even easier (or the same)!

We’ll start with…

The Electric Kettle Method. If you don’t have one of these you can buy one nowadays for around $10.00-$20.00 and it’s worth it just for hard boiled eggs!

All you need to do is to add however many eggs you want to make in or that can fit, pour in enough water so that it sits around an inch over your eggs, and turn your electric kettle on.

Once your water comes to a boil you can close your lid and let the eggs sit for 10-12 minutes.

Pour your water out and use a slotted spoon to put them into an ice bath (ice water) after that.

The Slow Cooker Method. This way is great for making them in bulk, especially if you’re making our favorite Sriracha Deviled Eggs recipe!

To use this method simple fill your slow cooker up with as many eggs as you want, add in enough water to cover your eggs, and sprinkle in some salt.

Put your lid on and turn your slow cooker on high for 2 1/2 hours-3 hours depending on how many you’re making (the more you make, the longer they’ll take).

Turn your slow cooker over and follow up with an ice bath.

Quick Hard Boiled Eggs

The Microwave Method. I’ve used this method for years with success but not all microwaves are the same so make sure to read everything here.

Disclaimer: Use this method at your own risk.

How I make them in my microwave is by putting them into a microwave safe bowl with enough water to cover them and some salt. Don’t forget the salt!

Depending on how powerful your microwave is, you should microwave them for around 5-7 minutes. After the bell goes off, put them into an ice bath.

Tips

The microwaved used at the time was 900 watts. The more powerful your microwave is, the more likely they’ll explode if you microwave them for too long.

Start by trying a single egg and going from there once you find success.

Some people like to prick or poke the tip of their eggs which helps remove the trapped air from them. This can help prevent them from exploding using any of the methods listed here.

And again…don’t forget to add SALT!

The Oven Method. This method is by far the easiest and you just need 1 item, a muffin or cupcake pan (use multiple for bulk). You could just use a regular pan too, these muffin or cupcake pans just help prevent them from rolling around.

Place your eggs into or onto whatever you’re using and put them right into the oven on 325F/162C for 30 minutes.

Remove them from the oven and carefully put them into an ice bath using some tongs.

All of these methods should produce an easily peeled hard boiled egg as long as you let them cool for enough time, around 10 minutes or so.

Check Your Eggs

How do I check if my eggs have gone bad? Easy! Place them in a bowl filled with cold water and if they float (they’re bad) play basketball with them into the trash can or find a neighbor…no, don’t actually do that one.

If they sink, they’re fresh.

What is your favorite way to make hard boiled eggs and how do you usually peel them? Let me know down below!

Hard Boiled Eggs 4 Ways Recipe

How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs 4 Easy Ways

Want easy to make and PERFECT hard boiled eggs? Try making them with your electric kettle, slow cooker, microwave, and/or even your oven!
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked hard boiled eggs, crockpot hard boiled eggs, hard boiled eggs, kettle hard boiled eggs, microwave hard boiled eggs, slow cooker hard boiled eggs
Servings: 12 Eggs
Calories: 73kcal
Cost: $2.50
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked hard boiled eggs, crockpot hard boiled eggs, hard boiled eggs, kettle hard boiled eggs, microwave hard boiled eggs, slow cooker hard boiled eggs
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 12 Eggs
Calories: 73kcal
Cost: $2.50

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Ingredients

  • 12 Whole Eggs
  • Salt

Instructions

Electric Kettle

  • Add however many eggs you want or that you can fit into your kettle.
  • Put enough water into your kettle so that it sits around 1’’ over your eggs.
  • Keep your lid open and turn your kettle on.
  • Close your lid once it comes to a boil and turn your kettle off.
  • Let your eggs sit in the kettle for 10-12 minutes.
  • Throw them in some ice water for at least 10 minutes.

Slow Cooker

  • Add however many eggs you want into your slow cooker.
  • Fill it with enough water so that it covers your eggs.
  • Sprinkle in some salt.
  • Turn your slow cooker on high for 2 1/2 hours (this could take up to 3 hours if you’re really filling it).
  • Throw them in some ice water for at least 10 minutes.

Microwave

  • Add a couple to a microwave safe bowl.
  • Fill it with enough water so that it covers your eggs.
  • Add in a little salt.
  • Microwave for 5-7 minutes depending on how powerful your microwave is.
  • Throw them in some ice water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Tips? The more powerful your microwave is, the more likely they'll explode if you microwave them for too long (ours is 900 watts).
    Try this with 1 egg at first until you figure out your microwave time.
    Prick or poke the tip of your eggs to remove trapped air from them which can also help prevent them from exploding.
    Don't forget to add SALT!

Oven

  • Put your eggs in a muffin or cupcake pan (a regular pan will work too).
  • Bake on 325F/162C for 30 minutes.
  • Throw them in some ice water for at least 10 minutes.

Video

Notes

Microwave Method
Tip: Try this with 1 egg at first until you figure out you’re cooking time!
Oven Method
Tip: Use multiple trays to make them in bulk!

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 70mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g

3 Comments

  1. Melba Toast on February 5, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    5 stars
    no question. thanks.

  2. Helen Denker on January 9, 2022 at 7:38 am

    You can also steam them. I found that they seldom crack their shells and the youk stays surrounded by the white more often.

    • Randi Myers on February 23, 2022 at 6:04 pm

      That sounds very cool! What is your method for steaming them?

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