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Why were many older refrigerator models designed with the egg storage compartment on the swinging door?

Accessibility, rather than storage life, is the prime reason for the egg compartment's traditional location. The door is one of the least sensible locations because the eggs are jarred each time you open and shut the door. Moreover, the eggs are repeatedly exposed to temperatures well above the ideal. That perfect temperature, by the way, is about 30F, just above an egg's 29F freezing point.

Whether or not you have such a refrigerator, keep eggs in their original carton (if it's clean) at the rear of the coldest shelf. Not only does this technique minimize jarring and temperature fluctuation, it saves you the transferring chore - and helps shield eggs from the refrigerator odors.

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05:41:32 on 01/31/08 by Webmaster - Questions and Answers -