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Surprise! This Actually Isn’t the Best Place to Store Eggs

Two eggs sit beside a full carton.
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If you’re like me, you use the built-in egg holder in your refrigerator’s door to store your eggs. Turns out, though, we shouldn’t be.

You should be storing your eggs on an interior shelf and not in your fridge’s door.

While there is typically an egg container built into the door of most fridges, according to the American Egg Board, eggs should be stored on an interior shelf. The common breakfast food should always be stored at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below, but when you open and shut the fridge door, the items in the shelving on it can warm above that temperature. In order to help a more consistent temp, move them to an interior shelf.

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Keep smells and moisture away from your eggs.

While you might want to grab an egg tray or acrylic basket to keep your eggs in place on said interior shelf, it’s best to stick to the original carton or snag a tray that comes with a lid. The American Egg Board explains that eggs are prone to absorb pungent smells from other foods that might be in your fridge, and the shells will collect any moisture in the appliance as well. The carton helps prevent both smell and moisture absorptions keeping them fresher longer.

Whether you’re an avid baker or you’re simply a breakfast lover, you might want to reconsider where you store your eggs. While you’re rearranging, you might also want to rethink your condiment placement as well.

[Via Eating Well]

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