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Old 07-01-2013, 06:51 PM   #11
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It's been, literally, 15 years or more since I've had a challenge making hard-boiled eggs.

As some of you might recall, I'm a thrift store/yard sale/estate sale aficionado and have "scored" some sweet finds. One of which was an egg cooker. I'm not sure how old it is but it does soft-boiled, hard-boiled and poached eggs to perfection. As a result, since procuring this handy little critter, I have had only the best hard-boiled eggs. I just set the machine, set my timer and let 'er rip.

Okay, beyond my mechanical egg-cooking advice, some of the things that have held me in good stead about preparing hard-boiled eggs and peeling them is that I've always made sure the eggs I cook are a minimum of 7 days old and that I puncture the shell with a tack or a pin before cooking.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:35 AM   #12
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I put them in cold water, cover, bring to a boil for about a minute, turn heat off and let sit for 10 minutes, then switch out the water with cold tap water and let them sit until I'm ready to peel. They are perfect every time with no green rim around the yolks and no funky smell.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:49 AM   #13
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Thank you. What I did wrong was not boil the eggs long enough. I did what Janet said last night and they came out perfectly.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #14
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It's been, literally, 15 years or more since I've had a challenge making hard-boiled eggs.

As some of you might recall, I'm a thrift store/yard sale/estate sale aficionado and have "scored" some sweet finds. One of which was an egg cooker. I'm not sure how old it is but it does soft-boiled, hard-boiled and poached eggs to perfection. As a result, since procuring this handy little critter, I have had only the best hard-boiled eggs. I just set the machine, set my timer and let 'er rip.
Can you post a pic of that? I think I've stumbled across the same several times but walked on by...
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