Undeniably, the plastic rack that is on the refrigerator door has always been the location of storing eggs. Though the shelf is not the right place to keep the freshness of eggs in the refrigerator.

Brand and size of refrigerator may be different. But every time you buy a new refrigerator, the order of the rack must always be the same. Bottom vegetable drawer, freezer on top, and egg shelf on the side of the refrigerator door.

According to food storage expert Vlatka Lake from Space Station, storing eggs on a shelf on the refrigerator door can cause eggs to rot quickly. Lake explained that the shelves attached to the fridge door often experience changes in temperature because it is often open and closed. The change in temperature is able to make the egg decay faster than eggs stored in place with a fixed temperature.


"Generally egg storage can be done in the refrigerator, but not on the egg shelf that can be found on the fridge door.The egg shelf is susceptible to changes in temperature because the open and closed fridge door can cause eggs to rot faster," said Lake quoted from India Today.

He further revealed that the most appropriate place to store eggs is the shelf located on the body of the refrigerator or the middle shelf. In this section the temperature is maintained and does not change drastically.

British Egg Information Service in the UK recommends to store eggs in places with temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius to keep the egg fresh.

In addition to preventing other contamination, eggs should also be kept fixed with boxes or cardboard wrappings and away from food with a strong smell and raw meat. An eggshell that has a porous texture will cause the egg to 'absorb' the strong aroma from its surroundings and contaminate the aroma of the egg.

Instead of storing eggs on the side shelves of refrigerator doors, food containing preservatives is preferred to be stored here.

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