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Who keeps eggs in the fridge, and who keeps them in the cupboard?

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  1. bingostring

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    Just curious!
     
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    Fridge! I think it really depends on which continent you live on.

    I never knew until university level microbiology (lysosomes, yo) that it was even food-safe to store eggs out.
     
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    Interesting. Here in the US, every place I've ever seen eggs for sale, they are always refrigerated, and so my assumption is, that's best to reduce the risk of bacteria and spoilage.
     
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    We keep ours in the cupboard, because we have chickens. Here’s the thing, once you wash them they have to be refrigerated because it washes away natural bacteria along with the bad, ect. So we wait till we are about to eat them to wash them since also once you wash them they go bad easier. I have no idea why, that’s just how it is.
    Also, I live in the city, not the country, like every one thinks once there hear we have chickens.
     
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    That's a weird thing to ask. Our family keeps ours in the fridge, but that's only because of my oldest sister, who has anxiety, so she gets calmer once everything is 'perfect'. Once I'm older and live on my own though, I'll probably put them in the cupboard.
     
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    Fridge.

    As was mentioned earlier, it's mostly a which continent do you live on thing. A lot of places in the world don't refrigerate milk either, but if Americans did that we would all get extremely sick due to the difference in how the milk is made/processed.
     
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    I keep mine in the fridge, though my great grandmother who lived on a farm, never refrigerated the eggs she collected from the chickens in the morning. She kept them in a basket and they were fine to eat for a while. In many European states, eggs are not refrigerated and it all has to do with how they are processed before they reach supermarket shelves.
     
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    We don't use eggs a lot, so when we buy a small box (half-a-dozen eggs) we stick them in the fridge so that we have the luxury of using them whenever we need them. The box mentions they're good for 3 weeks if refrigerated. I'm not sure how long they're supposed to last if left outside. So we stick them in the fridge anyway.
     
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    We keep ours in the fridge, but everyone who has their own chickens keep them out and only wash them when they are going to use them that I know.
     
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    In the UK, I’ve never seen them in the refrigerated section, so we keep ours in the cupboard.
     
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    My understanding is it kind of depends how they are stored before you get them. They don't really require refrigeration, until they're refrigerated. Once they have been they must remain refrigerated to prevent condensation especially if the egg has been washed (removing the cuticle) as they are in the US. I live in the States and so I refrigerate mine.
     
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    Fridge! They're always fridged in grocery stores here. If they're cooked or boiled then I put some on a kitchen table so I could eat them whenever I want.
     
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    I can't even fathom leaving eggs out. They'd go bad. Didn't even know there were people who didn't refrigerate them.
     
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    Always leave them in the fridge.
     
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    I've never paid attention to that before lol but we do keep it in the refrigerator. I do remember though when I was in the Philippines, there are markets there that they do sell it unrefrigerated.
     
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    Fridge, never thought to put them in the cupboard.
     
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    We can only buy them non refrigerated, we put them in the fridge at home.
     
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    I think most people missed @rktonks post which is the correct answer.

    We also have chickens. Fresh eggs go on the counter, store bought eggs go in the fridge.

     
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    On a related topic just because it's a pet peeve of mine which drives me nuts....

    Batteries. Please, do not keep batteries in your refrigerator. Please don't. The reason people do it is that they take the generic scientific fact that cold temperatures reduce the rate of energy loss, so they think refrigerating batteries will make them last longer. No, it doesn't really work that way in practice and is a myth. In reality, normal batteries only lose about 1% of their effectiveness per month that they sit on a shelf somewhere. Refrigerating them only slows it down to 0.8% lost per month. That means your batteries only last like 5 hours longer per month that they're refrigerated instead of not refrigerated, which yes is technically longer, but not enough to be beneficial and they're still losing effectiveness overall simply because batteries get worse as they get older no matter what.

    However, the fact that you're putting literal acid in a metal tube inside of a refrigerator, causes condensation and rust on the interior of the battery. Which causes malfunctions, and the potential for a critical part inside it to rust, which will cause the battery to explode upon use.

    So yeah, the extra 5 hours a month of life isn't worth risking your battery exploding the first time you use it.

    Don't refrigerate batteries.
     
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    I never knew people did this. Thats like weird to me putting a non food item in the fridge thats not an ice pack.