Intro: Egg Freshness Test 101
When baking, you not want only the finest ingredients for the optimum baking results, but you want fresh products.With summer events outside more or for those of us that save old egg cartons because we get our eggs from local farmers, I thought this egg test will help. So here is an easy and precise way to test the FRESHNESS of your eggs. Simply fill a large deep bowl with cold tap water and gently place your eggs, one at a time in the bowl. I hope this will save you both time and $$$$, as well as piece of mind, which is priceless!! Please feel free to share your thoughts and feedbacks in the comments below.
* 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.The further vertical the egg stands, the less fresh the egg is…. 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.