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Old 10-04-2004, 10:50 PM   #11
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nope no need to. they're clean when i get 'em

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Old 10-05-2004, 06:17 PM   #12
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The trick is not to let the egg inside touch the poopy shell outside when you break them.

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Old 10-08-2004, 12:31 AM   #13
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I would wash more than your eggs...

I would personally wash the eggs, especially if buying them from a non traditional source. In our local papers about a month or so ago they were advising us to wash all our fruit also. I am not refering to the usual grapes, apples, peaches...etc I am refering to all types melons. The reason they were giving was where some of the product is being imported from actually rinse the fruit with there water. I guess the problem is it has in the past caused some breakouts of food poisoning, because of high bacteria and ecoli.
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Old 05-21-2006, 05:10 AM   #14
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I wash mine before using - even if they come from the grocery store.
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Old 05-21-2006, 06:16 AM   #15
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Get my eggs from the young lad next door who keeps a few chickens. He washes the eggs before he sells them on, bless him, and they're excellent too.
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:27 AM   #16
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According to the egg-sperts, egg go bad 7 times faster if unrefrigerated. That is, if it will last two weeks in the fridge, it's only good for two days on the counter.

I'd want to clean off the shells before I cracked the shells so I wouldn't accidentally get "stuff" in my food along with the egg.
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:39 AM   #17
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I am a little surprised that no one has responded with what I thought was conventional wisdom regarding egg cleaning. I was always taught that you do not wash eggs, wash like scrubb with soap and water. Eggs have a bloom that protects the porous aspect of the egg shell. If you wash the bloom off, you wash off the protective covering, allowing any germs to penetrate the porous egg shell. It is acceptable to wash the egg just prior to use. But what is also common is to take a damp paper towel to remove poop from the egg shells before refrigerating. And I do vote for refrigerating eggs, and not in those egg holders in the frig door because it is too warm there. I store mine in a vegetable bin or on a shelf. I also store the individual eggs large end up, in the carton, that also prolongs the keeping quality of the eggs.
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:41 AM   #18
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Never had poop on my eggs.....how does it taste?

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Old 05-21-2006, 09:31 AM   #19
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EASY STOMACH, EASY.......I WAS eating before I started reading this ummmmmm very interesting conversation.
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Old 05-21-2006, 11:42 AM   #20
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My cousin washes them right before use.
In case she drops an egg shell or something...
Especially if she's separating the eggs.

If the outside of the egg shell might touch the inside, then I'd definately wash them.

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