Egg storage hack keeps your food fresh and 'stops eggs from spoiling'

Eggs in a bowl and on table

Where eggs are stored affects how long they last

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 17/09/2023

- 07:01

Keeping eggs in the fridge will help keep them fresher for longer

Eggs are a staple in most homes and can be used to make a number of dishes.

Britons will want to make sure they are kept as fresh as possible.

Many have debated whether eggs should be kept in the fridge or the cupboard.

Eggs are usually stored in a cool, dry place in supermarkets, but moving them to the fridge once home could help them last longer.

Eggs in fridge

Eggs should not be kept in the door of the fridge


Eggs are likely to stay freshest when kept in the middle of a fridge shelf, food safety expert Sylvia Anderson told GB News.

She said: "Eggs should be stored in the fridge, ideally at a temperature between 0°C and 5°C.

"The fridge helps slow down the growth of bacteria and prevents the eggs from spoiling quickly."

Price comparison site found 33 per cent of people don't store their food correctly, which leads to items going off more quickly and ending up in the bin.

Knowing the best way to store produce can make food last longer and cut back on waste.

For eggs, Britons should avoid storing in the door or at the back of the fridge.

Sylvia continued: "Ensure that the temperature inside your fridge remains consistent.

"Fluctuations can cause condensation on the eggshells, which can facilitate the growth of bacteria.

Eggs in a bowl

They should be kept in the main body of a fridge


"Avoid placing eggs near the back of the fridge where temperatures can be colder.

"Store eggs in the main body of the fridge, not in the door.

"The door is the warmest part of the fridge and experiences temperature fluctuations when the door is opened and closed frequently."

Lots of foods are best kept in the fridge, such as bananas and potatoes.

When shopping for food, Britons could notice big savings as many supermarkets slash prices.

However, Tesco and Sainsbury's have been accused of loyalty card ideals that aren't as good as they may appear.

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