Can You Make Hard-Boiled Eggs In A Coffee Maker?

Why make eggs the traditional way when there are a plethora of unconventional methods for cooking eggs? If you're tired of sitting around waiting for a pot to boil, you can try making eggs in a muffin tin, on the grill, or over an open flame. And if you're making breakfast for a crowd, the stove may be one of the least efficient ways to do so when you can instead use a slow cooker, sheet pan, or rapid egg cooker. These methods may not sound too crazy, but there are some ways to cook eggs that may truly leave you scratching your head. 

For instance, did you know you can make hard-boiled eggs in the dishwasher? Yes, it's true, although you'll want to leave the soap out of the equation. You can simply place them on the top rack and run a wash cycle, but if doing so makes you antsy, a safer method is to put them in plastic bags or a jar of water first. But if you don't want to wait for a full dishwasher cycle to eat your breakfast, which could take a couple of hours, there's a quicker but just as fun way to whip up eggs in the morning — by using a coffee maker.

Make hands-off hard-boiled eggs in a coffee maker

If you can stand to sacrifice your morning cup of joe (or just delay making it a little), it's surprisingly pretty easy to whip up hard-boiled eggs in a coffee maker. All you have to do is place your raw eggs in the coffee pot with enough water to cover them, then run your coffee maker like normal and let the eggs sit to fully cook. For hard-boiled eggs, you should let them sit for about half an hour, but you can also make soft-boiled eggs in half that time. And voilà! Perfectly boiled eggs with practically no effort. 

To stop them from cooking, place them in an ice bath or run them under cold water. How does this work? It's pretty straightforward — the water in the coffee pot boils and cooks the eggs in essentially the same way a pot on the stove would. As long as the eggs are fully immersed in water, you can cram as many as you'd like in there, although most coffee pots will fit about six eggs. 

Still, if you're making food for your family or just want to go get ready while your breakfast cooks itself, this hack can come in handy. And if you're staying in a hotel but don't have time to go downstairs for breakfast, you may be able to make it for yourself right in your room — if you have a carton of eggs, that is.