Why you should never store your eggs in the fridge

Dusty Baxter-Wright
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From Cosmopolitan UK

While you might assume storing eggs in the fridge keeps them fresher for longer, a food expert has warned putting them in the rack in the door will actually make them go off quicker.

Vlatka Lake from Space Station explained to The Sun that while the built-in rack seems the obvious place to put your eggs, this will actually speed up the rotting process due to the constant change in temperature.

"When it comes to eggs, there is a huge debate on where they should be kept, with some saying in the fridge and others saying on the counter", she said. "The general consensus is to store eggs in the fridge, but not in the egg racks commonly found on the fridge door.

"Egg racks are susceptible to changes in temperature due to the fridge door opening and closing and can cause your eggs to go rotten more quickly."

Instead, your eggs will reportedly stay fresh and last longer if they're kept on the shelf in the fridge, where they'll stay cool and at a constant temperature.

Who knew. And did we mention you've been frying, scrambling and boiling your eggs wrong this whole time, too?

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