When buying eggs, always pop open the egg carton and have a quick glance to ensure none of the eggs are broken.
Eggs are absolutely fine stored in a cupboard provided you will be using them before the ‘best before’ date, but they will last longer in the fridge. Keep them in their original box rather than in special egg racks in the door. This will keep the eggs cooler, protect them from absorbing other smells, and it is easier to read the best before date from the box rather than the individual egg.
Once cracked, spare egg whites or yokes will last for up to 4 days. Hard boiled eggs can be kept refrigerated for up to a week.
Eggs can be frozen but not in their shells. To freeze whole eggs, beat them first and transfer into silicon muffin trays or a freezer bag. Spare egg whites and yokes can also be frozen. If freezing several eggs, label with the number of eggs as well as the date.
up to 1 year
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One way to test eggs for freshness is with a bowl of water. As eggs age, a bubble of gas forms under the shell. When placed in water, fresh eggs will tend to sink but this air pocket will cause older eggs to float.