Reasons you should never store eggs in the fridge door

According to one of the world’s greatest chefs, Jamie Oliver and the representants of Good Housekeeping, the eggs should never be kept on the door of the refrigerator because they can be contaminated and spoiled. Here are some reasons you should stop doing this.

Eggs should be stored at 20 degrees
The optimal temperature of the eggs storage is 20 degrees and should remain constant. Because every time you open and close the refrigerator door, the temperature increases, and at the same time it increases the risk of them being damaged.

Keep them in their box
According to Good Housekeeping, the eggs should be stored in their original box and placed on the shelf in the middle of the refrigerator to prevent temperature changes and bacterial contamination. Not only is the place with the warmest temperature in the refrigerator but is also the most constant.

Don’t change their place
Try as much as possible to avoid moving them too often, from hot to cold and vice versa. Once you have bought them, put them in the refrigerator and move them only when you want to use them.

The eggs in the store are not kept in the refrigerators
In the chains of supermarkets, eggs are not kept at cold temperatures. This is not even necessary because the maximum indoor temperature never exceeds 20 degrees.

Stored in the refrigerator, the risk of bacterial multiplication decreases
Keeping the eggs in the refrigerator is the safest way to combat the risk of Salomonella contamination and the spread of bacteria.

Leave them at room temperature before using them for cooking
It’s recommended to leave the eggs one hour at room temperature immediately after removing them from the refrigerator before using them for cooking cakes or other dishes.

Terms of validity
It’s good to buy eggs that have been packed for up to 30 days until you buy them. From the purchase moment, you can consume them within 3-4 weeks.

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