Do you have an egg cooker at home? This easy tutorial teaches how to cook perfect Egg Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs.
For only around $1.61, you can enjoy seven hard-boiled eggs in a matter of minutes. The estimated price per serving is about $0.23.
We’ve created recipes for multiple methods, so you can easily pick which method fits your lifestyle best! If you do not have an egg cooker, try our Stovetop Hard Boiled Eggs, Crockpot Hard Boiled Eggs, Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs, Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs, or our Baked Hard Boiled Eggs. You can’t go wrong with any method!
A hard-boiled egg is the perfect easy afternoon snack. We love having them ready for an after-school snack, a snack as we are running out the door, or even a mid-morning snack while working from home. Sprinkle some Everything Bagel seasoning on top, and it is delicious! Of course, they are a popular side dish for Easter dinner, but we enjoy making hard-boiled eggs year round.
An egg cooker is a great hands-off way to make perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs just the way you like them. Using an egg cooker is so easy. You can teach your kids how to use it, and they can make them on their own whenever they want.
Perfectly cooked eggs with hardly any work involved? Yes, please! Grab your egg cooker, add the water and eggs, set the timer, and walk away.
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 7 eggs – $1.61
- Water – $0.00
- Ice – $0.00
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How To Cook Eggs In An Egg Cooker
- 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.
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.
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.
Get Kids Involved
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!
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.
More Easter Recipes
- Cheesecake Fruit Salad
- Easter Bunny Cupcakes
- Frog Eye Salad
- Easter Bunny Rolls
- How to Dye Easter Eggs
- Copycat Instant Pot Honey Baked Ham
- Hash Brown Casserole
- Green Bean Casserole
- Oven Roasted Red Potatoes
- Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
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