February 3, 2015 4:20 PM EST

Hard-boiled egg lovers, rejoice! Here’s a great tip for anyone who has ever struggled with the horrors of trying to chip away at the shell of a hard-boiled egg. Instead, place the egg inside a small glass filled with a few inches of water, cover the top with your hand and shake quickly. The shell will come off almost immediately.

In this video from MicahMedia on YouTube, you can see just how well the trick actually works. It looks almost as satisfying as those rare times you manage to peel an orange in one pull.

[h/t Lifehacker]


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