How to tell if you can still use those outdated eggs in your fridge…

From time to time, I like to post little tidbits and hints for all of y’all wonderful people who are kind enough to read my blog. This one has been quite handy for me and is thanks to that $40,000 Home Ec degree I have (which has served me well as wall adornment) so might as well spread the wealth!

Ever have an egg in your fridge and you weren’t sure if it was still good or not? There is an EASY way to find out. As eggs go bad, gases are produced inside the egg. As those gases are produced, the egg becomes more and more buoyant.

Here’s what you do!

Fill a glass with water, place your egg inside.

  • If the egg sinks to the bottom, it is still good and will be for some time.
  • If the egg floats to the middle of the glass, it is still good but needs to be used soon.
  • If the egg floats all the way to the top, you need to throw it away.

I swear knowing this is going to really impress someone at some point in your life.
Heloise hasn’t got anything on me 🙂

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  1. I have always LOVED this tidbit of info! I learned this the easy and free way 🙂 I grew up on a chicken farm. My Dad has a degree in Agriculture from Auburn. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you so much for this tip! I’m bad about not using my eggs before the date. Now I can test them before I use them!

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