that is my question. I got my first egg yesterday. I did not clean off the dirty spots until I used it this morning. I laid it in a separate egg container than those stinky store bought ones. I have another egg today, has a few spots that need to be washed off. So, should I wash--and I mean just scrub the parts that have the "dirt" on it--or wait until use? I am also questioning because I have friends that want some of our eggs, and I'm thinking the squirmish city girl may have issue with "dirt" spots on her eggs.