Originally Posted by spiceoflife
Put them in a bowl of water, if they sink, they are fresh. If they stand on end, they are not fresh but still OK to eat. If they float, ditch them.
If you crack them open, you can easily see if they are OK. There is no mistaking a bad egg if you crack it open.
I'm pretty sure a night or 2 in the car should be OK unless it is really hot out. Try the bowl of water trick. Eggs are by their nature in ideal storage cases.
Ok, I did the egg in water test. All of them sank but 4 of them.They stood up. Some were cracked.
When I cut open the flats plastic wrapping the eggs were cool to the touch. Had some condensation on the tops.
I was thinking that because the eggs were store bought the producers of the eggs pre washed the eggs before they even hit the shelves. That alone removed the protective what's the word? ( coating ) from the eggs. That's where temperature control is necessary. Correct me if I'm wrong on that one.
If they are farm fresh, not washed it would be ok if they were left out. I never had to collect the eggs when I was a kid until after school. By then it was late afternoon. I liked detention :) J/K!
Just to play it safe. I'll have him pick up another flat.
Thank you for the help.