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Proof That the Instant Pot Makes the Best Hard-Boiled Eggs

In our new food series Foodie Fundamentals, we walk you through the basics of kitchen essentials, like how to fry an egg and roast veggies in a snap.

Boiling eggs over the stovetop can frequently yield less-than-desirable results. In a split second, the eggs can accidentally become overcooked, sulfur-y, and green. Or, if rushed, they are juuuust too undercooked to peel off the shell without wrecking the whites. While we love hacks like steaming the eggs, the Instant Pot does a remarkable job of soft- or hard-boiling them. The yolk remains velvety and moist, while the whites congeal completely. Plus, pressure cooking has a secret bonus: Those shells slip off without tearing the delicate whites. Learn how to make this essential below.

Instant Pot Soft- or Hard-Boiled Eggs Recipe

(Makes 6-9 eggs)






1. Fill a large mixing bowl with ice and water. Set aside.

2. Place the Instant Pot insert into the multi-cooker. Fill with 1 cup water, then place the trivet on top.

3. Carefully place eggs on the trivet. Do not stack eggs on top of one another.

4. Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Select the egg function. If your model doesn’t have this, choose the manual or pressure-cook option. Set on high pressure for 3 minutes (for soft-boiled eggs), 4 minutes (for creamy hard-boiled eggs), or 5 minutes (for fully set hard-boiled eggs).

5. When the timer beeps, immediately cancel cooking and quick-release the steam.

6. Use tongs to carefully transfer the eggs into an ice bath.

7. When the eggs are cool enough to touch, tap one end of the egg on the kitchen counter and carefully peel off the shell. If any shards remain, dip the egg in the water bath to remove.

8. Cut in half, transfer to a plate, and eat immediately, or put in an air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to a week.

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Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)