You've Been Storing Eggs Wrong Your Whole Life, Here's How to Get it Right

Dec 28, 2020 05:10 AM EST | By Josh Summers (

Completing your list for grocery shopping, eggs are always present no matter what happens.

As a breakfast staple and its versatility to complement other breakfast dishes such as slices of bacon, pancakes, and even putting it on your sandwich, or a vital ingredient in your cookies or other pastries it deserves a space on your fridge. 

ABC News reports that about 2 in 10 Americans eat eggs (with or without bacon or ham) every breakfast. But isn't it annoying that if you need one, you don't have it? That is why storing your eggs is important because eggs are needed in certain dishes. 

Storing your eggs wrong

Here’s why you Store your Eggs wrong your whole life
(Photo : Ethan Miller)
Paul Calloway, a volunteer from Central Church, gives out cartons of eggs at a drive-thru Three Square Food Bank emergency food distribution site at Palace Station Hotel & Casino in response to an increase in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Three Square is currently operating 40 emergency distribution sites at various times and dates throughout Southern Nevada to assist a growing number of people, many of them newly unemployed, in need. Nevada's USD 68 billion tourism industry, which usually supports about 450,000 jobs, has been hit especially hard by the spread of COVID-19. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on March 11th.

According to Healthline, most Americans put their eggs in the fridge. But why should you put the eggs at a lower temperature? 

Healthline adds that storing eggs below 4 degrees Celsius stops the growth of Salmonella and cooking it to at least 71 degrees Celsius kills any bacteria present in the egg. 

That is why storing it in the refrigerator is an essential step because it holds the key to prevent you from having salmonella and foodborne illness. 

Now, think about it, how do you put your eggs? Here are the wrong ways of storing your eggs that you might be doing. 

Read also: Giant Egg Roll Made With 60 Eggs Goes Viral

Putting on the refrigerator door

Check the doors of your fridge, do you see your eggs in there? According to experts, this practice is somehow wrong. A website named Eggs shares that eggs should be placed in the main body of the refrigerator to keep the cool temperature consistent. 

Mashed notes that the warmest part of the refrigerator is the door and is constantly experience temperature fluctuations.  Egg Safety adds that putting them in an area where temperature constantly fluctuates can lead to the growth of bacteria. 

Save That Carton

Many models of the refrigerator have built-in egg storage by the door shelves, that is why maybe you often throw the carton that comes with your eggs from the grocery store. 

All recipes mention that the best storage for the eggs inside the refrigerator is the carton packaging that comes with t because it does a better job in cushioning the eggs. Mashed adds that the carton also keeps the eggs from losing their moisture. 

Freezing the eggs

Yes, freezing your eggs if you have a lot of it a good idea. However, Egg Safety adds that freezing them should not be in their shells, instead there are different steps to do it. 

When freezing whole eggs, Egg Safety mentions that beating them lightly and putting them in a freezer container, labeling them according to their number and date then you are good to go.

They add that you can also freeze egg whites in an ice cube tray, for egg yolks, they add that beating them and putting 1/8 teaspoon of salt and one and a half teaspoon of sugar will slow down the process of making the yolk gelatin. 

These are just some of the steps you need to bear in mind when dealing with eggs. Remember to check the best before date on the packaging to track until when your eggs are good for consumption to ensure safety. 

Related article: Awesome Egg Dishes To Make For Dinner

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