Average age of store bought eggs is 45 days.
I can't seem to peel my hard boiled eggs - page 8 Solution! - Page 19
Even store bought eggs gave me headaches when it came time to peel them! I googled it and saw advice on how to steam them and I have done 2 batches (16 eggs total of newly laid eggs) and each and everyone of them came out perfectly! The shells practically fell off of them! Just google "Steam Hard boiled eggs" for directions. 20 minutes is what I use.
I just had the best "peeling of shells" ever! I combined everyone's ideas: several spoonfuls of salt (small pot for two eggs' experiment) plus a splash of white vinegar. Boiled the two eggs for about 6-7 minutes, ran the pot under cold tap water, cracked the shells, threw in some ice for a minute or two-- PEELED PERFECTLY! Woohooo! No more wasted, ugly, weird deviled eggs here!
The only odd thing: the brown top layer rubbed off! Was this the bloom? These eggs were washed after gathering them yesterday. I always thought the bloom was washed off very easily.
My brother got me an egg steamer, it holds a dozen eggs, you poke a hole in the fat end of the egg and put it i the holder bottom up, it takes 20 minutes to steam, promptly put eggs right in an ice water bath and remove when cool. They peel perfectly.
I've tried everything else and have 99% easy peel rate with my steamer.
Note* Eggs need to be room temperature before steaming or they will stick to shell.