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How to Boil Eggs in a Round Convection Oven

How to Boil Eggs in a Round Convection Oven


You can learn How to Boil Eggs in a Round Convection Oven.  Actually it’s really easy to make and after you learn how, you will never use a pot of boiling water again.

No longer do you have to worry if the eggs will be under or over cooked, you don’t have to worry about children grabbing a pot of boiling water and you don’ t have to stand at the stove waiting for them to cook or for the timer to go off to rush to get your eggs off the stove.

😮 I hear you say?  How is it possible?

How to Boil Eggs in a Round Convection Oven

  • Place the Egg on the rack.
  • Put on your desired temperature (I use 225o C / 440o F)
  • Cook for 8 minutes for soft boiled eggs
  • Cook for 10 minutes for hard boiled eggs.
  • Wait for the ding and have your perfectly cooked eggs waiting for you.
  • Pick up with a spoon and put in an egg cup ready to eat.
As I recommend with all Round Convection Ovens, you have to experiment the first couple of times you do this as temperatures and cooking times can vary. I used about a dozen eggs experimenting and found that the above time and temperature is the best for my oven.
You don’t need to use a dozen eggs to find your perfect temperature, I was doing research to write this post and find my best recommendation for my readers.  Try one egg and see how it cooks.  If it needs longer or needs a higher temperature, try with the next egg.  After that, just like when cooking bacon, you know exactly how long you need to cook the food in your oven.
Compare this easy system with what you have to do to cook an egg in boiling water.

To boil an egg  in hot water you have to:

  • Put on a saucepan of cold water
  • Add some salt or vinegar (depending on what you’ve read about how to stops eggs cracking)
  • Add the eggs
  • Wait for the water to come to the boil and then start timing the egg
  • Cook for whatever time is recommended (usually 3 minutes for soft, 5 minutes for hard)
  • Get the egg out of the boiling water without scalding yourself
  • Serve and eat (hoping your egg is cooked the way you like it)

Whilst doing this you also have to:

  • Hope your egg doesn’t crack
  • Hope you noticed when the water started boiling and started the timing properly
  • Hope the timing is right and that you don’t under or over cook the egg
  • Hope you don’t get distracted and come back to a boiled dry saucepan.

As you can see, it’s a much easier, safer and more reliable way to cook boiled eggs.  Now you know How to  Boil Eggs in a Round Convection Oven,  I think  you will never go back to a saucepan of boiling water ever again.


In the photo above, the time shown is 10 minutes at 225o C and appears to be a soft boiled egg.  I took it straight out of the convection oven at 10 minutes and opened it immediately and took the photo.  By the time I had finished that, the egg had become more of a hard boiled then a soft boiled egg.  That’s why I recommend 8 minutes for Soft Boiled and 10 minutes for Hard Boiled.

I tried cooking eggs for 3 and 5 minutes in my round convection oven, even at full temperature and it doesn’t cook it enough.   The egg needs at least 5 minutes to start cooking and I’ve found that a minimum for a cooked egg is 8 minutes.  I cooked over a dozen eggs experimenting this way and can show you the results below where I experimented with 4 eggs for 3, 5, 8 and 10 minutes at 220o C / 390o F.  After this experiment I tried at 225o C / 440o F and decided that was the temperature I preferred to use.

Boil Eggs in a Round Convection oven - startBoil Eggs in a Round Convection oven - cooked






As you can see, it’s really easy to cook eggs in the Round Convection Oven.  Give it a go.  I’ll soon be posting about how easy it is to cook fried eggs  so look out for that post.

Happy Eating, enjoy your eggs!

Tania Shipman
Convection Oven Lover

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  • Jan Littlehales August 26, 2012, 2:50 pm

    It’s surprising how many people don’t know how to boil an egg!
    The Convection Oven seems to take a bit longer than boiling in water, but there’s no mess and it seems straight forward.

    • Tania Shipman August 26, 2012, 3:30 pm

      Hi Jan, I think if you add up the time it takes to boil the water, then the cooking time, it’s pretty close and like you said, there’s no mess. thanks for the comment 🙂

  • Harry Lynn August 28, 2012, 11:16 pm

    This is simplicity personified with accurate results. No more boiling water and eggs cracking and going YUKKY !
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    • Tania Shipman September 17, 2012, 8:06 am

      Harry, it’s so easy and no reason why anyone can’t have a quick boiled egg at any time.

  • kevin September 15, 2012, 4:32 am

    I love this, cooking them this way means less mess to clean up when your done. Only 10 minutes for a hard boiled egg seems to me to be a little bit faster, than using the traditional method of using boiling water as well.
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    • Tania Shipman September 17, 2012, 8:08 am

      Hi Kevin, I agree ! I would put the water on, then wait for it to boil, go away, come back to water boiled dry, start again etc etc. Now I throw the egg into the convection oven and wait for the ding. 🙂 Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it.

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