Will you wash the eggs before putting them into the fridge?

@youless (107291)
Guangzhou, China
May 1, 2013 11:06am CST
I wonder whether you will wash the eggs and then put them into the fridge. As some people think it will be clean. However, I will not wash the eggs before putting into the fridge. Since I think it will make the eggs go bad sooner.
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@mariaperalta (19076)
• Mexico
1 May 13
I never in my life have done that. I know no one who does that.
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@ajithlal (14682)
• India
1 May 13
I think it is good to wipe the eggs with the cloth before putting it in the fridge.
• Mexico
1 May 13
Most places here, sell eggs that are pretty clean. Only if you get from a fresh egg ranch are they a little dirty.
• United States
1 May 13
The closest I've been to washing eggs is just before cooking them. I fill up a container with cold water. Then I put the egg in. If they sink to the bottom of the container, they are fresh & edible. If they float, that's a big warning that the particular egg is not to be eaten.
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@SomeCowgirl (32210)
• United States
1 May 13
I do not do that. In fact, I don't do that at all. If I am hardboiling then I put them in the water of course, but I don't wash them off prior to it. I imagine that it could cause the shell to mildew somewhat if not properly dry.
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@elitess (5070)
• Ipswich, England
1 May 13
Hello you less. I will not, for the same reason I would not due that to vegetables and fruits as that will remove all bacteria, and some are beneficial to protecting and conservating them better.
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@ajithlal (14682)
• India
1 May 13
I do not wash eggs before putting on the fridge. I was not aware that washing eggs will make it good or bad.
@lkbooi (16075)
• Malaysia
3 May 13
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@lkbooi (16075)
• Malaysia
3 May 13
I was told it's bad to wash the eggs and keep them for germ will go in easily through the tiny pores on the shell. It doesn't matter to wash them once we want to use them. You can use the smiley now ajithlal
@lkbooi (16075)
• Malaysia
3 May 13
No youless, I don't. Eggs I bought six in a row in a plastic container from the hypermarket look clean and fresh Oh yeah, I remember eggs had been cleaned thoroughly before packing shown clearly on the label
• United States
2 May 13
I have never wash the eggs ever. However, whenever I cook noodles and I wanted some egg on it, I do wash it.
@roshigo58 (4862)
• Pune, India
2 May 13
Hi, We never wash the eggs before putting them into the fridge. I don't think it is necessary to wash the eggs.
@laydee (12807)
• Philippines
2 May 13
Don't wash them. It would take out the protective lining that keeps eggs fresh longer. Just wipe visible dirt or put it directly on the fridge. You can wash eggs before you cook them.
@May2k8 (16439)
• Indonesia
1 May 13
I do not want to wash it off when in put in the fridge, probably will wash it when I want to cook the eggs.
@owlwings (44060)
• Cambridge, England
1 May 13
If the eggs are particularly dirty, I might wipe them. The shell of an egg is porous and washing is, I believe, not really advisable because it might actually drive any bacteria into the egg itself. As far as I know, factory packed eggs are usually cleaned and dried before packing, so there should be no real need to wash them. If you want to avoid contaminating other foods in the fridge, it is best to store the eggs in a container. I am always careful, when breaking an egg, that none of the white touches the outside of the shell.