How Long Do Hard-Boiled Eggs Last in the Fridge?

Shelf Life of Unpeeled Hard-Boiled Eggs:

According to the American Egg Board, you can store unpeeled hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Peeled Eggs Should Be Consumed Promptly:

Once peeled, hard-boiled eggs should be eaten on the same day to ensure freshness.

Reason for Shorter Shelf Life: 

The protective coating on eggs is washed away during boiling, exposing the shell to bacteria and reducing storage time compared to fresh eggs.

Office Storage Tip:

If taking hard-boiled eggs to work, store them in the office fridge upon arrival to keep them fresh.

Simple Test:

Spin the egg on a flat surface to determine its status—hard-boiled eggs will spin smoothly, while raw eggs will wobble due to their liquid contents.

Natural Odor:

A slight gassy smell from hard-boiled eggs is normal and harmless, caused by hydrogen sulphide formation during cooking.

Signs of Spoilage:

Discard eggs that exhibit sliminess, chalkiness, or a strong rotten odor, as these are signs of spoilage.