4 Simple Ways to Tell If an Egg Is Good or Bad

1. The Sniff Test

Put your nose to the test. If the egg emits an unpleasant odor, it's a sign of spoilage, and it's time to say goodbye.

2. The Water Test

Submerge the egg in water; if it sinks and lays flat on the bottom, it's fresh. If it stands upright or floats, it's best to avoid using it.

3. The Shake Test

Gently shake the egg. If you hear sloshing or movement, it's a sign of spoilage. Fresh eggs remain silent when shaken.

4. Visual Inspection

Assess the eggshell for any cracks, mold, or unusual textures. Fresh eggs have a smooth, uniform shell with no blemishes.

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