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I went grocery shopping and bought some eggs at the first store I went to as they had some on sale. I forgot I had the eggs as I stopped at two other stores before I came home 2 1/2 hours later. Are the eggs still okay to use or should I throw them away?? It was about 75 degrees out if that matters? TIA!!
 

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I would do a float test. Fill a bowl with water and put the eggs in. If they float they are bad, if they don't they are fine.
 

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okay...<br>
and you know my insanely morbid way for remembering that?<br><br>
In Stephen King's <i>It</i> the clown, trying to coerce the kid to go down the drain, shows him some balloons, floating....and tells the kid<br>
"We all float down here"<br><br>
floating = bad
 

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Eggs arent all that sensitive.<br><br>
What I would do would be when you crack them, open each one into a mug first and look and smell. If it seems bad, dump it. If it seems good, use it.<br><br>
On occasion I find a bad one even in a new carton that has been kept cool. I learned this method from my mother as a routine way to open eggs for everything.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">okay...<br>
and you know my insanely morbid way for remembering that?<br><br>
In Stephen King's <i>It</i> the clown, trying to coerce the kid to go down the drain, shows him some balloons, floating....and tells the kid<br>
"We all float down here"<br><br>
floating = bad</div>
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Now I will never forget it either!
 

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They should be perfectly fine. Eggs don't have to be refrigerated. They last longer in the fridge, but can still be safely eaten if left out for days.<br><br>
We never refrigerated eggs when I was growing up.<br><br>
All the fridge does is lengthen their life, it isn't like meat where you're preventing bacterial growth by keeping it cool.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">They should be perfectly fine. Eggs don't have to be refrigerated. They last longer in the fridge, but can still be safely eaten if left out for days.<br><br>
We never refrigerated eggs when I was growing up.<br><br>
All the fridge does is lengthen their life, it isn't like meat where you're preventing bacterial growth by keeping it cool.</div>
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yep - PLUS, if you leave them out for a while so they're room temp before cooking them, then they cook up fluffier <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> seriously
 

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They should be fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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They don't refrigerate eggs in the UK (don't know where else...), and they are just fine!<br><br>
I second the float test as a good way to see if they are still good.
 

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I'm more concerned with refrigerating them AFTER they have been cooked. Easter eggs that have been sitting in baskets on the table a few days make me nervous, and I won't eat them.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">They don't refrigerate eggs in the UK (don't know where else...), and they are just fine!</div>
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But in the U.K. they don't wash the eggs like they do in the U.S. Washing them removes the natural protective coating that allows them to stay fresh at room temp.<br><br>
However I do think letting even washed eggs sit out 2.5 hours is not big deal, I'm sure they will be fine.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">They should be perfectly fine. Eggs don't have to be refrigerated. They last longer in the fridge, but can still be safely eaten if left out for days.<br><br>
We never refrigerated eggs when I was growing up.<br><br>
All the fridge does is lengthen their life, it isn't like meat where you're preventing bacterial growth by keeping it cool.</div>
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Interesting. I've heard of people leaving butter out, but never eggs...you learn something new every day! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">But in the U.K. they don't wash the eggs like they do in the U.S. Washing them removes the natural protective coating that allows them to stay fresh at room temp.<br><br>
However I do think letting even washed eggs sit out 2.5 hours is not big deal, I'm sure they will be fine.</div>
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So, is this done to all eggs that you'd buy at a grocery store?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So, is this done to all eggs that you'd buy at a grocery store?</div>
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Yes. In this country, everyone's so scared of bacteria, all supermarket eggs are washed to remove the bacteria and then coated usually with mineral oil or something similar to extend the shelf life since the natural coating has been washed off. Ironically, washing to remove bacteria makes the egg shell more penetrable to bacteria.<br><br>
This is why I buy my eggs from a farm. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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