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** How to Tell if an Egg is Bad **

Three Methods:Testing for FreshnessIdentifying a Bad EggUsing Dates and
TimesCommunity Q&A

Have you ever been in the middle of baking or cooking, only to notice your
eggs are past the "sell-by" date? Or maybe your eggs are in a container
with no expiration date and you're not sure when you should throw them out.
Luckily, a bad egg is easy to identify. This article will teach you how to
figure out if your eggs are good or bad, plus tricks to determine their


Method 1
Testing for Freshness -

1. Image titled Tell if an Egg is Bad Step 8Image titled Tell if an Egg is
Bad Step 81
*Place the egg in question in a bowl or wide glass of cold water and see if
it floats.* There is a tiny air pocket inside eggs, and over time more and
more air passes through their porous shells and into the egg. As more air
enters the egg, the air pocket grows larger, making the egg more

· If the egg lays on its side on the bottom of the bowl, it is at peak
· If the egg stands upright on one end but is still touching the bottom,
it is aging past its


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