Egg Freshness Test 101



When baking, you want the finest ingredients for the optimum baking results. Here is an easy and precise way to test the FRESHNESS of your eggs. Simply fill a bowl with cold water and place your eggs, one at a time in the bowl. I hope this tip will save you both time and $$$$!!

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No-Cook or Other


cold tap water

Directions Step-By-Step

* If the egg sinks to the bottom of the bowl, then lays flat on it’s side, this means the egg very fresh and SAFE to use.
* If the egg goes to the bottom and stands, the egg is a few weeks old but still good to eat, but don’t postpone too long as it will go bad within 3-4 days…. However, when in doubt, throw the egg out!!
* If the egg goes to the bottom then float to the surface, this means the egg is no longer fresh or safe to consume, so PLEASE DISCARD.
INTERESTING FACT: To tell if an egg is "raw" or "hard-cooked", spin it! If the egg spins easily, it is hard-cooked and when you stop a hard-boiled egg it just stops. But if the egg wobbles, it is raw. Also, when you touch the raw egg it stops, but if you let go again quickly it will start moving again.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy