I've noticed that hard and soft boiled eggs are sometimes more difficult to peel than they are to cook. But I've also noticed that the peeling process can be made a little easier by incorporating a few tricks. For example, fresher eggs are harder to peel, so you may want to leave your eggs out at room temperature for 12-24 hours before cooking them. But most importantly, steamed eggs are easier to peel than boiled eggs. Read more.