The Ultimate Guide to Properly Storing Boiled Eggs

Boiled eggs are a great snack, breakfast or addition to salads and sandwiches. But what do you do with them once they have been boiled? Storing boiled eggs can be tricky as they tend to spoil quickly if not stored properly. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to store boiled eggs for maximum freshness and flavor.

Why is proper storage important?

Proper storage of boiled eggs is important because it helps keep the eggs fresh longer. When storing boiled eggs improperly, bacteria can grow causing the egg to spoil much quicker than intended. Spoiled food not only smells bad but may also cause illness when consumed.

How long can you store boiled eggs?

When stored in the refrigerator, peeled hard-boiled eggs typically last up to five days while unpeeled hard-boiled eggs can last up to one week.

Tips for storing unpeeled boiled eggs

If you prefer storing your hard-boiled egg with their shell on here are few tips:

Cool before storing

After boiling your egg ensure that you let it cool down first before placing it in the fridge or at room temperature. The heat from the freshly cooked egg will create condensation inside its shell leading making it easier for bacteria growth which leads spoiling more rapidly.

Avoid cracking

Cracks on an egg make them susceptible allowing air into the egg thereby increasing chances of bacterial infection and oxidation which gives off a sulfur-like smell.

Store Them In carton or container

Place your cooled-down unpeeled
hard-boiled Eggs back into their original carton then put them in your fridge’s Egg drawer compartment so that they remain fresh longer since this drawer maintains good humidity levels ideal temperatures required by most refrigerated foods including boiled eggs.

Tips for storing peeled boiled egg

When you peel your hard-boiled egg, the protective layer that helps prevent bacteria from entering gets removed. Here are a few tips to follow when storing peeled boiled eggs:

Cover them in water

Fill an airtight container with cool water and cover your peeled hard-boiled eggs ensuring they are fully submerged. The water will help create a barrier keeping out excess air which causes spoilage, making them last longer at room temperature or in the fridge.

Store Them In The Fridge

If you have no plans of consuming your boiled egg immediately after boiling it’s best to store it in the fridge as this slows down bacterial activity and oxidation process extending its freshness duration compared to placing it at room temperature.


Storing boiled eggs properly is essential for maintaining their freshness and flavor while minimizing wastage caused by spoilage. By following these simple guidelines such as cooling before storage, avoiding cracks on unpeeled eggs, ensuring proper placement location inside the refrigerator and covering with water if already peeled- you can enjoy perfectly good-tasting hard-boiled Eggs every time!

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