You’ve Been Storing Your Eggs All Wrong—Here’s the RIGHT Way

This is an egg-cellent idea!

One thing is for sure, we’ve learned a ton of helpful kitchen hacks the past few months thanks to TikTok…like how to cut a cake using wine glasses, the best way to clean burnt pots and this genius tortilla wrap hack that’s been seen more than 3.5 billion times. Most recently, we learned that there is a right way and a wrong way to store your eggs. Here’s what we know.

Keep Your Eggs Super Fresh

Besides focusing on getting a container of eggs home and into the fridge without breaking one, it turns out we should be paying a little more attention to how we’re storing them once we get home. According to TikTok user theshilohfarm, there is a right way when storing eggs…and it’s probably not how you’ve been doing it. Eggs should be stored with the pointed end down and the blunt, more rounded side facing up. Why? It will keep the yolk more centered inside the egg and will help your eggs stay fresh longer.

One follower commented, “Just made me go into my fridge and check every egg in my container!” Same for us. Another benefit of a more centered yolk? Better looking deviled eggs.

How Does This Work

Turns out there is an air bubble at the blunt end of every egg. Air and bacteria enter the egg through the blunt end into the air sac located there. By storing eggs blunt end up, the pocket of air stays away from the yolk, which is far more likely to be contaminated by any bacteria that enters the egg than the non-bacteria friendly white.

Not sure if your eggs are fresh? The “float test” is a quick and easy way to see if those eggs in your refrigerator are still safe to use in recipes.

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Lauren Naru
Lauren Naru writes about gift guides, sales, and must-have items for the kitchen and home. She loves a good deal is and is always on the hunt for super-savings and products that solve cooking problems. In her spare time, you’ll find her creating custom cookies for friends and family. Lauren lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley region.