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If you have ever struggled with making the perfect hard-boiled egg, our tutorial teaches you exactly how to make the best hard-boiled eggs in an egg cooker. Our guide shows you how long to cook the eggs for your desired doneness in a matter of minutes.
It costs about $1.61 to make these hard-boiled eggs. The recipe makes seven eggs for about $0.23 per egg.
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Using an Egg Cooker to make Hard Boiled Eggs
Use this recipe for an easy and hands-off way to enjoy hard-boiled eggs. Our recipe will help you know how long to cook the eggs to reach the doneness according to your liking. You will no longer have to guess to figure out how long to cook your hard-boiled eggs.
Using an egg cooker is the best way to cook hard-boiled eggs because you no longer have to stand over a pot of water waiting for it to boil. In fact, this method is so easy, that you can teach your kids how to use it, and they can make them on their own, without your help.
Our recommendations below will help give you ideas on what your kids can do with this recipe. Making hard-boiled eggs has never been so easy!
What you’ll need for making Eggs in a Hard Boiled Egg Cooker
- 7 eggs – $1.61
- Water – $0.00
- Ice – $0.00
The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained. The pricing for this recipe was updated in December 2023.
Budget tips for making Eggs in a Boiled Egg Maker
Eggs go on sale around the Easter holiday, and of course, this is the time of year to traditionally dye Easter Eggs so you can find them for as low as 99 cents if you keep an eye on the grocery ads. We buy our eggs at Costco throughout the year as we find it more cost-effective to buy them in bulk.
How to cook Eggs in a Hard Boil Egg Maker
- First, plug the egg cooker in and make sure it is turned off. Next, remove the lid and fill the measuring cup that came with the egg cooker to the line with cold water.
- Next, pour the water onto the heating plate.
- Then, put the egg rack onto the heating plate with the handles facing up.
- Set the eggs into each egg cup, but do not let the eggs touch the heat plate.
- Switch the cooker to on and set a timer according to the recommended cooking time for the desired doneness.
- Finally, place the eggs in an ice bath for ten minutes before peeling and serving.
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
Get kids involved in making Eggs in a Boiled Egg Cooker
Ages 2-3: Guide your child’s hands as they help carefully set the eggs in each egg cup. Practice counting skills as they count the number of eggs they put in the cooker.
Ages 4-5: Ask your child to make the ice water bath in preparation for setting the eggs in it once they are done cooking. You can also begin to teach them how to peel the hard-boiled eggs.
Ages 6-8: This is a great recipe to have your child try on their own as it is not complicated, and they will gain confidence in their kitchen skills after successfully following the directions for this recipe and learning how to use the egg cooker.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Storing Egg Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs
SERVE: The eggs can be eaten immediately after sitting in the ice bath for ten minutes.
STORE: Store the eggs in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator.
FREEZE: We suggest only freezing the yolks if you want to freeze hard-boiled eggs. The whites become rubbery and inedible once they’re frozen and defrosted. To freeze the yolks, place them in a freezer-safe container and freeze them for 4-5 months.
DEFROST: Defrost the egg yolks in the refrigerator overnight.
Hard Boil Egg Cooker Eggs FAQs
The time will vary based on your specific egg cooker, but on average, our recommended cooking time based on the level of doneness you would like your eggs to be is listed below:
Soft-boiled: 11 minutes
Medium-boiled: 13 minutes
Hard-boiled: 17 minutes
We recommend using the measuring cup that came with your egg cooker and filling it to the appropriate line as marked on the cup.
Yes! They are a super convenient kitchen appliance to have on hand because they can cook your eggs in various ways.
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Boiled Egg Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs
- egg cooker
- mixing bowl
- 7 eggs
PREP EGG COOKER:
- Plug the egg cooker into the power source with the switch in the OFF position. Remove the lid.
- Fill the measuring cup that came with the egg cooker to the appropriate line with cold water and pour it onto the heating plate.
- Place the egg rack onto the heating plate with the handles facing up.
- Place the eggs into each egg cup. Do not let the eggs touch the heat plate.
- Put the lid onto the cooker and switch ON the power button
- Set a timer to the desired time. Cooking time will depend on the number of eggs and desired doneness.
- When cooking is complete, switch the power off, remove the eggs to an ice bath, and let them cool for 10 minutes.
PEEL AND SERVE:
- Peel and serve or store in a sealed container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
- Soft-boiled: 11 minutes
- Medium-boiled: 13 minutes
- Hard-boiled: 17 minutes