Do you tend to keep your eggs in the door of your fridge? If you're like most people... You probably do! According to science, there is one very important reason why you shouldn't keep your eggs in the fridge.
The door of your fridge, a good idea in theory
Experts have recently explained to journalists at the Daily Mail why you should probably stop putting your eggs in the door of your fridge, even though this place was specifically created for this exact reason. As it turns out, when they are stored here, eggs go off a lot quicker. Why?
‘Egg racks are susceptible to changes in temperature due to the fridge door opening and closing.’ So, when you open and close the fridge, the temperature then varies which makes foods like this go off quicker.
The best place to store eggs
Keep in mind that you also shouldn’t keep your eggs next to raw meat, because the eggs can then absorb bad smells from it and can therefore become contaminated more quickly, according to a study led by The British Egg Information Service.
But then, where should we keep our eggs? According to this study, you should always store your eggs… outside the fridge, in a box at a temperature of around 20°C.
Eggs tend to stay good outside of the Fridge for 1-2 weeks. So if you're buying groceries on a weekly basis storing your eggs outside the fridge is definitely encouraged!
One thing to note is that once you have refrigerated eggs you should not remove them unless you are cooking with them. Removing them from the fridge to store elsewhere will cause them to go off very fast.
Now you know what to do!