How To Hard Boil An Egg

Hard-Boiled Eggs Instructions

After a lot of testing, it’s finally here. We created simple instructions to make hard-boiled eggs that work well in the Negg. Here’s our recipe for the best way to hard boil eggs:



  • Carton of eggs
  • Cold water
  • Ice


  • Sauce pan
  • Slotted spoon
  • Timer
  • Bowl


PREPARE a bowl with very cold water or an ice bath. Set aside.

BOIL enough water in a pot to cover your eggs plus one more inch.

PLACE eggs carefully into the boiling water.

COOK 11 to 12 minutes (large eggs).

CHILL in cold water or an ice bath for 5 minutes.

That's it! That’s how to hard boil eggs for use in the Negg. After your eggs have chilled simply place 1/4 cup (or a Negg® capful) of water into the Negg®. Place one hard-boiled egg inside, snap on the cap, and shake 4-12 times so that the egg strikes the top and bottom of the cap. You will feel the shell soften. The Negg® body is clear so you can check to see as the egg white begins to show. Then remove the egg and slide it free of its shell. 

You can store unused hard-boiled eggs still in their shell in the fridge for up to one week. When you’re ready to use, simply take however many you desire out of the fridge, and give each one a quick shake in the Negg. This handy little kitchen gadget can easily deshell hard-boiled eggs straight out of the fridge.

Tips on the Best Way to Hard Boil Eggs:

  • While you wait for the water to boil, place your carton of eggs upside down on the counter. Flipping your carton of eggs will make it so the egg yolks are perfectly centered.
  • When placing your eggs in the pan, don’t overdo it! The eggs should have enough room of their own, so they don’t bump together and crack.

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