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To fridge or not to fridge – how should we really store eggs?

In the United States, eggs are usually kept in the fridge, while in Europe and some other parts of the world eggs are not refrigerated. Read on to find out which is the healthiest way to store eggs.


The way you should store eggs depends on the country, but if you are not sure about how they were produced, just keep them in the fridge. Note that it's a bad idea to keep eggs in a fridge door, as the eggs will experience rapid change of temperature every time you open the fridge, which will increase the risk of infections.


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What are your thoughts on this subject?
63 Comments
Mr.LaFaye
I personally like Green Eggs and Ham.
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Mar 4, 2020 1:41AM
Margaret Louise Gifford
When I get fresh eggs from the farm I leave them on the counter & rinse them off before I use them. When I buy them at the grocery store they go in the fridge Fresh eggs last a couple weeks.
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Sep 18, 2021 4:45PM
Madi Marven
I usually keep them out of the fridge unless it's really hot don't really eat eggs that often so end up throwing them out after a week
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Aug 28, 2021 7:56AM
mpope
Very interesting! I learned something new! Thank you!
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Aug 22, 2021 4:45PM
Dawn Mead MacGregor
I prefer the European way. Eggs chlorine washed don't really appeal to me.
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Jul 30, 2021 5:11PM
Cliff Sharp
Growing up on a farm in Arkansas no one that I knew refrigerated eggs.
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Jan 13, 2021 4:26PM
Comniní Tsinari
Brazil. No wash. Fridge.
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Nov 25, 2020 9:29AM
Colleen Callaghan Mitrow
Veronics Moss, we call them 'boats'.
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Nov 11, 2020 4:58PM
Kerryann
I also like to keep mine in the fridge.
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Nov 10, 2020 4:41PM
Darlene Davidson
I keep eggs in the fridge.
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Oct 20, 2020 10:16AM
Jennifer Dyster
I get my eggs directly from a producer and have been putting them in the refrigerator which I obviously don't need to . Good news as I have to remember to remove them from the fridge early so they are at room temperature before use. Good news thanks for posting . Washed eggs only go into refrigerator
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Jul 7, 2020 8:03PM
ninakamwene
No matter how they are stored, I still cook mine..well done to kill the salmonella.
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Jun 12, 2020 11:20PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
At my Young age I was in Europe and Never put the Eggs in the Refrigerator ,Naw in North America we put then at the Refrigerator. I believe that the European Eggs are more Tasty
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Apr 20, 2020 9:27PM
Karen Richards
We lived for a time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We always bought eggs at the egg market. They were kept in a room with no cooling. In the summer when the temps were upwards of 120 degrees. They never put them in a cooler place. I never knew anyone there that got sick from eating eggs.
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Apr 16, 2020 5:43PM
Madi Marven
Still don't know what is the best way??
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Apr 10, 2020 8:18AM
William Duncan
Do you proof read? Eggs are plural.Gillian Cargill,
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Apr 1, 2020 7:09AM

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