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What is proper way to store raw eggs

Must they be refrigerated or can they be stored in a cool place or on a kitchen counter

asked by rochelle over 2 years ago
6 answers 1929 views
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added over 2 years ago

I always keep them in a door section in the fridge,I think this is the best way to store them :)

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added over 2 years ago

The rule of thumb that I've been given is 1) never wash those lovely eggs from the barn until just before use and 2) each day on the counter is equivalent to a week in the fridge.

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added over 2 years ago

This won't answer your question in any helpful way...but is intresting to note the durability of eggs.
A solution called "water glass" solution or sodium silicate solution was used to store eggs without refrigeration, for up to, and get this--2 years.
http://www.greatdreams...
and that's is an article that cites the USDA on using the solution.

I've also heard of people storing eggs for months by dipping fresh eggs in wax.

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added over 2 years ago

In the carton in the refrigerator. Light degrades the eggs.

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added over 2 years ago

As a rule - if the eggs have already been refrigerated when you get them, store them that way. If you are fortunate enough to get farm fresh eggs that were still recently inside a chicken and have never been chilled, just keep them on the counter like Eliz made reference to.