How to Boil Eggs With an Electric Tea Kettle

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Make a few deviled eggs if you cooked more eggs than you needed.
Make a few deviled eggs if you cooked more eggs than you needed. (Image: bhofack2/iStock/Getty Images)

When all you have is an electric kettle, you can still boil eggs. Take advantage of the kettle's ability to boil water in a flash, whether you're in a fully-equipped kitchen or somewhere with fewer amenities. With no pot to watch, all you need to do is set a timer and you can scoop your eggs out after the appropriate time. It's so convenient, you may never want to use a regular pot to boil your eggs again. It works best on smaller quantities of eggs, so if you're cooking for a crowd, consider a different method.

Place the eggs in the electric kettle, making sure they don't touch the heating element. Don't overcrowd the eggs.

Add water to the kettle so the eggs are covered by about 1 inch of water.

Elevate your tea kettle by placing about a 2-inch-tall object underneath it on one side to prevent the eggs from touching the heating element. For example, place a notepad on one edge of the tea kettle to prop it up.

Turn the kettle's switch to "on."

Set a timer for a 13-minute countdown after the water boils for hard boiled eggs.

Remove the eggs from the kettle. Let the eggs cool and peel off their shells.

Tips & Warnings

  • Eating undercooked eggs can lead to foodborne illness.

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