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Eggs washed in cold water

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Ok, just a question. My daughter needed two dozen eggs for school today to make crepes. We dont wash our eggs when we store them, just rinse them before we use them. Well we've had a lot of rain so we've had some muddy eggs lately. Before I sent them to school I rinsed them all, using a new sponge to get them clean, dried them and sent her on her way. I just realized that I used cold water to rinse them. They will be cooked all the way, but now im worried. Should they be ok since they will be cooked or should I just go by her two dozen and drop them off to her on my way to work? Ahhhh.....
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You are over thinking this. They will be just fine
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You are over thinking this. They will be just fine

I agree.
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OK! phew!! Thanks so much!!!
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They will be fine I wash all 30 of my eggs from my 32 Golden Buff hens every day before I put them in refrigerator.  When I boil or make breakfast I use same eggs no more washing. Been doing same way for about 5 years now. No problem, oh  my kids use these eggs to   

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I'm so confused!  My girls started laying this past December, so excited no more store bought eggs.  However I got 5 hens & two of us, only Hubby eats breakfast & I'm not much of a baker.  So what to do with eggs?

 

I've been storing (egg cartons) unwashed on the counter.

Keeping 2 - 3 doz in the frig unwashed (been lucky no poopy eggs).

Washing in cold water prior to using.

 

I'm "reading" they shouldn't be washed in cold water.

Eggs should be stored unwashed in the frig.

 

HELP!

post #7 of 10

I won't go into the details, but my research tells me the longest lasting eggs will be those stored unwashed in the refrigerator.

 

When ready to use, wash in warm water.

 

 

 

Hope this helps.

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Heat the nesting boxes to stop eggs from freezing.

Forever Water Heater one that lasts.

Unfrozen Nipple Watering for those cold days.

Removing dust the easy way.

Quick and Easy 5 Gallon Waterer.

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post #8 of 10
If the eggs are to be used immediately after washing, I can't imagine it would make a difference if they were washed in hot, cold water. For storage, they sit unwashed in a basket on my counter until the basket gets full and I refrigerate them (still unwashed) in cartons or we eat or give them away. Excessively poopy or dirty eggs get the chunks brushed off, but not washed.

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Here's why. Eggshells are porous. If you wash in cold water the egg cools and the volume of the liquid egg decreases, reducing the pressure in the egg. Liquid moves from an area of higher pressure to one of lower pressure, so the wash water will pass through the porous eggshell, carrying bacteria with it. To avoid, wash in water that is just slightly warmer than the TEMPERATURE OF THE EGG. This means that if your eggs are coming out of the fridge, wash in cold water, just not colder than the cold egg.
Edited by TalkALittle - 2/10/17 at 5:52am
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Newbie here. Just go my first eggs this week. I heard eggs are not supposed to be washed, so I never did and just put them in the frig.  I plan on washing them right before I cook them.  Thanks for the all the info on this thread. Good to know I didn't screw up breakfast for the weekend.  

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