Tina’s Tried & Tested Tuesday Tips #6

Fancy some eggs, but worried they might be off? Have they just gone out of date, or been sitting around for a while?

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An easy way to tell if eggs are okay is to fill a pan or jug with water and see what they do.
If they float, they’re bad. If they sink, they’re fine to eat!


Left = Bad egg, Right = Good egg

If they’re touching the bottom but almost floating away, eat them today or throw them away. I’ve used this tip over and over, even on apparently out of date eggs. It’s absolutely fine, I’m still alive and the eggs were great!

Some people will eat them when they’re just about floating (as in middle glass in pic), but I’d rather stick to the obvious.

Let me know if it helps and if you like, you can check out my other tips here: Tuesday Tips

Tina x
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  • Reply Matt

    Thanks, Tina. I never would have thought of even trying that.

    13 April 2016 at 14:59
    • Reply Tina

      It’s brilliant. I’ve done it for a few years now and it’s never failed 🙂

      13 April 2016 at 15:02
  • Reply Lizi's Life

    Interesting! Never heard of this but will definitely try 😃

    13 April 2016 at 21:49
    • Reply Tina

      It really works so well. I do it all the time 😊

      13 April 2016 at 22:07

    I'd love to hear your thoughts!