From poaching eggs to separating yolks and peeling shells, we’ve got you covered with the best egg hacks just in time for Easter.

Eggs are a staple in practically every household, often enjoyed for breakfast but also perfect as a snack or for a quick dinner. Beyond their culinary appeal, eggs offer so much more.

There are countless DIY ideas involving eggs and eggshells, and it’s not just at Easter that you can get creative with eggs. In the following, we’ll show you everyday egg hacks that you’ll never want to miss. Get ready for microwave-poached eggs, hard-boiled eggs in a kettle, and a simple egg freshness test that will tell you in an instant if your egg is still good.

7 Egg Hacks Everyone Should Know

1. Clever Egg Expulsion

You’ll need:

  • A needle
  • An inflated balloon
  • A glass

How to do it: Poke a hole in the egg at both ends with a needle. Hold the egg over a glass (hole-side down) and place an inflated balloon over the other hole. The air expelled from the balloon simply pushes the egg’s contents into the glass.

2. Boil Eggs in a Kettle

You’ll need:

  • An electric kettle

How to do it: Place eggs in a kettle filled with water and boil them along with the water. In less than 2 minutes, you’ll have perfect eggs.

3. Easy Egg Separation

You’ll need:

  • A glass
  • A funnel

How to do it: Place a funnel over a glass and crack the egg into it. This way, the egg white can flow into the glass through the funnel, while the egg yolk remains in the opening on top. Separating eggs couldn’t be easier.

4. Turn an Egg into a Bouncy Ball

You’ll need:

  • Vinegar
  • A glass

How to do it: Place an egg in a glass of vinegar for 24 hours. Surprisingly, the next day, the egg will no longer be hard but as bouncy as a ball. The vinegar dissolves the calcium shell, leaving only the egg with its thin membrane.

5. Easy Egg Peeling

You’ll need:

  • Water
  • A plastic container

How to do it: Pour some water into a plastic container, place the egg inside, and close the container lid. Shake the container, and you’ll notice how the shell easily comes off the egg.

6. Egg Freshness Test

You’ll need:

  • A glass of water

How to do it: Fill a glass with water and submerge the egg. If the egg sinks to the bottom, it’s still fresh. If it floats to the surface, it’s gone bad.

7. Microwave Poached Egg

You’ll need:

  • A cup of water
  • A microwave

How to do it: Fill a cup or glass with water, crack an egg into it, and microwave the container for 90 seconds. Your poached egg is ready!