Storing eggs in the fridge is something we give little thought to. We go to the grocery store and come home and pop them in the refrigerator, no questions asked. While acceptable, there is one thing that is just a bit more important (especially since it concerns your health) and that is placement in the fridge. It turns out that where you put your eggs in your fridge actually does make a difference, according to food storage experts.
According to Vlatka Lake, a marketing manager at the storage company Space Station, you should never store your eggs in the plastic egg rack or insert your fridge comes with.
“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,” Lake told The Sun. “The general consensus is to store eggs in the fridge, but not in the egg racks commonly found on the fridge door.”Related: 18 Foods You Don’t Need to Refrigerate
Why does it matter? When you place eggs in the door of your fridge, you could expose them to fluctuating temperatures when opening and closing the door throughout the day, says Lake. This causes your eggs to spoil much quicker than intended. Instead, place your eggs on a shelf in the fridge, where temperatures are much more consistent.