How To Check Eggs For Freshness
Ever wonder if your eggs are still OK to use even if past the sell by date? Here is how to check eggs for freshness!
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Place the egg into a bowl or pan of cold water. The water level should be twice (2 times) the depth of the egg.
Fresh eggs will stay on the bottom of the pan and will probably lie on their sides.
Slightly older (but still good to use) eggs (one- two weeks) will stay on the bottom but will tilt slightly towards the surface.
If the egg stands up on the smaller end, with the larger end reaching for the top, it’s probably close to three weeks old.
Eggs that float at the surface are bad and should not be consumed!
chrissy c says
I had no idea that you could do this! Thanks for the great tip!
Sherry Compton says
Tricks like these are so helpful. This is an easy tip to remember and an easy way to tell, especially when boiling them for deviled eggs.
Jennifer Hiles says
I have never heard this before. This is great information, thanks so much!
I can’t believe I didn’t know this. I use hard boiled eggs so rarely and always wonder why mine don’t always turn out.
I’m sharing this with my hubby as he makes hard boiled eggs weekly. This is good information for him.
jENNIFER GEORGE says
Interesting. Good to know.
Debbie Welchert says
Now I can feel better about the freshness of my eggs. Thanks for the info….
Linda Manns Linneman says
This is something I never knew. Thank you so much for sharing this. I will be trying this with my eggs.
Nancy Burgess says
Great tip now I can be sure if an eggs bad.
Sarh S says
I’ve found that eggs are typically good for at least 4 weeks PAST the sell by date on the carton. This is a wonderful test to know and use, it has yet to fail me.
This is some great information! Thanks for sharing!!
Judy Metcalf says
This is a very good tip to know about eggs. Now thats how I check them every time
Alison Gibb says
I have done this before and it really works! It was great because I did not have a date on the carton.
Good to know. Very handy tip
Karen Glatt says
I did not know this. I will have to make sure to see how the eggs are when I make them. Thanks for an awesome tip!
Terri Irvin says
What a handy tip! Thanks for sharing this because I use eggs all the time.
Sue M. says
I didn’t know about this technique until now. This is really helpful, thanks for posting!
Keeping these in mind while making that of what can be afforded; it’s only a wonder why this wouldnt be mentioned (in that of my idea for…) at that of stores in the form of a advertisement or on the egg carton!
Rebecca Harmon says
That is so interesting! I had never heard that before. Very useful too! Thanks!