It's pretty easy to make a hard-boiled egg. All that's needed is a pot, some water and an egg. But is that the easiest way for a perfect hard boiled egg? Simple or Not Kitchen put six popular hard boiled egg preparation techniques to the test, comparing the results of eggs made the traditional way with those made in an InstantPot, Air Fryer, egg steamer, microwave and baked in the oven. Which method out-performed the rest? The results might surprise you.

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