Let’s be real – eggs make every food egg-cellent, but there are tons of egg hacks that go unused. Well, get egg-cited because we’re going to teach you how to egg-cel at your egg game and save you the egg-haustion of having to search for #EggHacks yourself. 

1. Make a Yellow Egg

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Spoon Csu

Making your eggs yellow is easier than you’d expect. All you need is a long-sleeved t-shirt (or some long pants) and a few rubber bands. You put the egg in the center of the shirt sleeve and secure it with a few rubber bands. Then, it’s time to spin. Video tutorial here.

2. Waffle It

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Shae Chambers

Waffle irons can do almost anything, which includes making A++ omelets. Just beat some eggs in a bowl, add some oil to your waffle iron, and waffle it. You can even add some topping to your egg-waffle.

3. Cook Eggs in Other Foods

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lauren feld

Eggs on toast? Please, step it up. We’re all about eggs in toast. Eggs in avocados. Eggs in tomatoes. Eggs in bacon. Eggs in squash. Eggs everywhere. Who needs dishes?

4. Separate Egg Whites and Yolks with a Plastic Water Bottle

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Denise Uy

No more messy hands. Just reuse a clean water bottle to take the yolk. Learn the process here.

5. Make a Hard Boiled Egg in a Coffee Maker

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Jocelyn Hsu

Coffeemakers are the new waffle irons. All you need is some water, an egg, and a coffeemaker. Just put the eggs in the coffeemaker and cover the eggs with hot water. Wait for a few minutes for the eggs to cook and voilà! your new hard boiled / soft boiled egg is ready. More details here

6. Freeze Eggs to Keep 'Em Fresh

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Kristine Mahan

Here’s another ice cube tray hack: use an ice cube tray to store and freeze your eggs, which will make them last longer. The eggs will last three to five weeks; however, this trick doesn’t work with about-to-expire eggs. Details here.

7. Test If an Egg Has Gone Bad

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Caroline Ingalls

Speaking of preserving your eggs: to see if you’re using rotten eggs, just put the egg (in its shell) in a bowl of cold water. If the egg sinks, it’s a good egg. If it floats, you’ve got a bad egg on your hands, ladies and gents.

8. Make an Egg Face Mask

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Kai Huang

Eggs are great for drying oily skin and minimizing pores. Scramble an egg and apply it to your face for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. Bonus: Use the remaining egg mixture to make some scrambled eggs. Delicious. More face mask info here.

9. Make a Heart-Shaped Egg

This is what people mean when they say it’s made with love (and it takes less than 20 minutes).

10. Use Egg Puns in Your Insta Captions

When you don’t know how to caption a photo on Instagram, but you want to show off your newfound egg hacks, caption it with a funny pun. It’ll be eggcellent. #YolkPorn #SpoonFeed

11. Add Ramen to Your Omelet

David Chang made the new ramlet by adding ramen seasoning to it in his 3-ingredient recipe, recipe here.

12. Make Poached Eggs in the Microwave

Amanda Shulman

This is a great way to impress people with your cooking skills while having none at all: just crack an egg into a bowl of water and microwave for 1 minute (more detailed instructions here). You can add this egg to almost everything. We recommend using it on avocado toast or Eggs Benedict. Bon appetit.

13. Make Nutella Soufflé

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Alexander Furuya

This recipe is hard to mess up – you don’t have to be super precise on the measurements, and you don’t have to be super careful about overfolding the egg whites. Just get the two ingredients, do a little baking and whisking, and you have a ready-to-eat soufflé in less than 25 minutes.

14. 5-Minute Microwaved Scrambled Eggs

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Sherry Xiao

Save yourself the cleanup by making your eggs in the same bowl that you’re eating them in. Just whisk 2 eggs with a few tablespoons of milk and microwave. Top with the usual egg toppings, and you’ve got breakfast. More detailed instructions here.

15. Microwave Quiche

Speaking of fancy foods, did you know you can just make quiche in a microwave? All you need is a few items from your fridge (most of the ingredients are easily substitutable), a microwave, and a mug. Here’s how.

16. Crack an Egg With 1 Hand

This is the trick that separates the seasoned chef from the novice chef. Congrats, you’re one step closer to winning Chopped.

17. Veggie Egg White Bites

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Molly Krohe

Cook eggs in muffin pans with a few other ingredients to make delicious vegetable egg bites. It’s a healthy and portable way to kick off your hectic mornings. Bonus: They’re easy to freeze and defrost later. Recipe here.

18. Use an Egg Shell to Get an Egg Shell Out

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Hapa Nom

Use an eggshell half to scoop out the broken eggshell piece. Genius.

19. Prevent Getting Eggshells in Your Food When Cooking

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Jocelyn Hsu

It’s great that you can get egg shells out of your food, but how do you prevent them from going into your food in the first place? Instead of cracking eggs on the edge of your bowl, crack it on a flat surface to get a more even crack, which will prevent little egg shell pieces from falling into your cooking. Magic.

20. Egg and Banana Pancakes

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Zoe Zaiss

If you’re looking for a sweet, healthy breakfast, try making banana pancakes. All you need to do is mash up bananas with eggs to make the pancake batter. Recipe here.