Who thought that’s storing eggs could be a problem too? Well, to your surprise it does impact the quality of your food that how do you store it. It’s not as simple as it looks. Let’s know more.
Ever wondered that why Americans refrigerate eggs and Europeans don’t? They prefer to keep it at room temperature, most probably at kitchen counters whereas Americans prefer to keep it inside a refrigerator. Considering the larger reader, wrongly storage of eggs can be harmful to you in many ways.
What you have noticed so far is that your refrigerator has a special shelf that contains plastic egg racks. It either comes built-in in most of the refrigerator models or you have to insert it separately.
When it is about storing eggs, there is a huge debate. Some people say that the place of your breakfast eggs is at the kitchen counters whereas others say that storing them at a stable temperature is a better idea.
What should you do to store eggs correctly?
The general consensus, which arises while you make a decision on storing eggs, is not in the egg but the refrigerator door. The egg rack that most of us use to place eggs is located on the top shelf of the fridge door.
This is the door, which you open several times a day, as all of your food items are already in the fridge. So what’s the big deal here?
Well, the bigger question that opens here is that if you are opening and closing the gate of your refrigerator so frequently, you are making the food to suffer from a severe fluctuating temperature.
Make a guess that which food items will be most affected? The vegetables inside the plastic cool box at the bottom? No. The leftover pizza that is inside a box, lying on the main shelf? No. The water bottle at middle shelf? No.
The topmost shelf of the door, which you open in all these times, has “eggs trays”. The inside temperature is pre-set on a fixed thermostat. The outer temperature changes as the weather changes.
So when you literally open and close and open and close the door repeatedly in a single day, it directly causes a temperature fluctuation, especially at the top-level shelf.
In this way, if you are storing eggs in the egg tray, there are maximum chances for them to rot faster than normal. You may never be able to store them as long as you want. Or you might consider buying a fixed number of eggs per day.
What can you do it? Is there a solution?
Of course yes. If you stop storing the eggs inside the egg trays on the top shelf of your refrigerator, you can reduce the risk. It is a better idea to store the eggs in the fridge, at the main shelves where the temperature is fairly constant.
The reason why most of the eatables last for long when you refrigerate it is that they are kept at a stable temperature that doesn’t allow the microbes to invade the food.
As you may sometime notice, the chillers and the filters are only placed on the main shelves and not in the door. That is why that temperature is always stable inside the main body of the refrigerator.
One alternate idea that the Europeans follow is to store eggs at kitchen counters or cupboards. In this way, they are not facing any drastic temperature changes thus, they don’t rot quickly.
Now that you know how to use a trick and add the shelf life of the eggs by this simple storage technique, make sure that your attention to the quality of food that you eat. Eat healthily and live healthily.