Do you struggle with peeling hard-boiled eggs? Does the egg stick to the eggshell and then chunks of the egg peel off leaving it lumpy looking? Hard-boiled eggs are used in a variety of dishes and salads. But peeling those freshly boiled eggs is frustrating and can leave the eggs looking like an unkempt road full of potholes. Fortunately, there is an egg peeler which can make the peeling process easier and leave you with perfectly peeled hard boiled eggs.
Why Eggs are Hard to Peel
Hard-boiled eggs are difficult to peel because they are packed with protein. When the protein is heated, it coagulates and turns solid. The proteins then become sticky and bond to the egg membrane and the shell.
Typically, fresher eggs are more difficult to peel. Fresh eggs have a lower pH than older eggs which makes them less acidic. The lower the pH, the more binding there is to the membrane.
The Egg Peeler
An egg peeler is a plastic container used to peel hard-boiled eggs. Just place the egg in the container, add a little cold water, and then shake for 20 seconds. The eggshell will have already started peeling away, and the rest will easily slip right off the egg. The completely shelled hard-boiled egg is ready to eat in approximately 30 seconds.
The combination of the water and the shaking causes the membrane to separate from the shell and slip right off.
The egg peeler is a useful tool to have for anyone who cooks hard boiled eggs. It makes the tedious task of peeling eggs quick and easy.
If you are looking for a gift for a cook, an egg peeler is perfect! It is most likely not something they would buy for themselves, but it is handy to have around the kitchen.