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Old 09-10-2016, 02:43 PM   #1
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Eggs and Doll Houses

I need all my egg cartons tomorrow. I have two empty ones and two full of eggs I just bought at the store yesterday. What I would like to do is take all the eggs out of the two new cartons and put them in a large, stainless steel bowl that I have and store them in the fridge that way. Does anyone here see a problem in that?

I know eggs are usually stored pointy side down and I'm wondering what the reason for that is, and if storing them on their sides (which is how they'll probably end up in the bowl) is going to be a problem. The eggs are dated to some time next month and they'll be used up by that time, so no problems with freshness.

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Old 09-10-2016, 03:11 PM   #2
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Can eggs be stored in a bowl?

RR, I can't think of any reason why not. Go ahead and put them in your bowl. I would.

Many countries store eggs unrefrigerated, as they don't wash the protective covering off. The US has different standards.
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:14 PM   #3
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Yep, you sure can. People stored them in bowls or baskets long before egg cartons were invented.
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:37 PM   #4
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The reason eggs are sold in cartons is to prevent breakage during transport. It has nothing to do with the pointy end.
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Nosy me...just wondering why you need empty cartons tomorrow.
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I've heard that storing them pointy side down is to keep the air sac up top at the rounded end so it doesn't come in contact with the yolk - keeping the eggs fresher longer.

But RR, if you're going to keep them refrigerated and use them up soon, that shouldn't be an issue.

Also curious why you need egg cartons.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:49 PM   #7
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OK, well that answers that question! Thank you!

Oh, er, um, the reason I wanted the egg cartons? I, um, messed up making the stairs to the miniature cottage I'm building, which means I won't be able to stain them. So I thought I would make my cottage stairs in stone. But not real stone. Stone from egg cartons. Like this:





Thing is, I also want to make an inside wall and the entire lower half of the cottage in stone as well. That means lots and lots of egg cartons. I think four cartons will be enough to do the stairs and I was going to start those tomorrow.



And you guys can just call me Kelly.
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:40 PM   #8
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That's just beautiful work RT!! It does look like stone. I'd love to see more pictures of your hobby.
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Love it too, RR!
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:00 PM   #10
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Beautiful work, Kelly! I too would LOVE to see pics of your dollhouse(s) and the cottage you're working on, if you'd care to share.

I bought a dollhouse kit a couple of decades ago and had so much fun building it. Even the tedious job of gluing tiny little wooden shingles on the roof was fun.
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