Australian home cooks reveal the simple ‘float test’ to find out if your eggs are rotten

Home cooks reveal the simple trick they swear by to find out if your eggs are rotten without cracking them

  • Home cooks revealed ‘float test’ they swear by to check whether eggs are rotten 
  • Australian shopper purchased $40 worth of eggs for just $5.50 on October 18
  • They were discounted because expiry date on the packaging was October 19
  • While it’s impossible to eat 120 eggs in a day, many shared their practical tips 

Home cooks have revealed the simple ‘float test’ they swear by to check whether your eggs are rotten without cracking them open.

Australian shopper Shelly shared her incredible grocery haul on social media after she purchased $40 worth of eggs for just $5.50 on October 18.

The $4 carton of free range eggs were slashed to just 55 cents because the expiry date printed on the packaging was October 19.

While it’s impossible to eat 120 eggs in one day, many quickly shared their practical tips – ranging from freezing eggs to checking if it’s good or bad using a bowl of cold water.

Australian shopper Shelly shared her incredible grocery haul on social media after she purchased $40 worth of eggs for just $5.50 on October 18

‘Put them in water. If they sink they are fine, if they float they aren’t,’ one woman wrote in a Facebook group.

Another wrote: ‘Great bargain but before you crack them open, be sure to do the float test because yes they can last up to three months but the time they get to the stores they can be already two months old.’ 

The freshest eggs will lie at the bottom of the bowl, resting on its side,  while rotten eggs will simply float to the top – a sign that you should throw these in the bin, no matter what the best before date says.

Dozens of people suggested freezing the eggs to use in cooking later, while others pointed out eggs can last up to three months.

‘What a score! You know you can freeze eggs? I crack them into my silicone muffin trays freeze then pop them out and put in ziplock bags and back in the freezer for future use,’ one woman wrote.

A second said: We freeze them and make omelets and use for cakes etc and dogs love them as well.’

Another added: ‘What an awesome deal. I hate when food go to the trash. I use the dried shells for gardening and my worm farm. If I were you, I’d be making up some batches of quiche and freezing them! So handy.’ 

And one said: ‘I put my eggs in the fridge and still use them safely after at least a month or so after the date on the carton.’

The freshest eggs (right) will lie at the bottom of the bowl, resting on its side, while rotten eggs (left) will simply float to the top - a sign that you should throw these in the bin, no matter what the best before date says (stock imagE)

The freshest eggs (right) will lie at the bottom of the bowl, resting on its side, while rotten eggs (left) will simply float to the top – a sign that you should throw these in the bin, no matter what the best before date says (stock imagE)

The $4 carton of free range eggs were slashed to just 55 cents because the expiry date printed on the packaging was October 19 - one day after she purchased them. But many shared their tips - ranging from freezing eggs to checking if it's good or bad using a bowl of cold water

The $4 carton of free range eggs were slashed to just 55 cents because the expiry date printed on the packaging was October 19 – one day after she purchased them. But many shared their tips – ranging from freezing eggs to checking if it’s good or bad using a bowl of cold water

The comments come after the shopper shared her incredible egg haul. 

‘So I had to go to woolies for cat biscuits but glad I did… over $40 worth of free range eggs for just over $5… great for us and the dogs,’ she wrote.

‘It was a lucky find as I walking out to the registers. My hubby said ‘how many are you going to get?’ I said 5 dollars worth.’

Many were amazed to see her bargain buy, with some saying they get through dozens of eggs every week so the would have enjoyed this deal. 

‘We are a family of eight, we have two chickens and still have to buy eggs. Need 14 eggs just for one breakfast. Would Love a bargain like this. Plus can freeze eggs for later,’ one woman said.

Another wrote: ‘Yes us and kids eat 11 eggs everyday for breakfast. I’d be all over this bargain.’

And another woman added: ‘I eat a lot of eggs and I’d love to find a deal like this. Most days I eat two to four eggs. We also give our puppy an egg in her food every few days. It’s really good for her coat. 

‘Eggs are an amazing source of lean protein. Plus they’re delicious and really versatile. I wish I could get a bargain like this. Very lucky.’

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