Note: If you drop an egg on the kitchen floor, get out the salt and give it a good sprinkle – it’ll clean up easily.
In New Zealand optimum storage temperature for eggs is between 7-15°C. You may need to store them in the fridge during summer.
In Singapore, Hong Kong and the Pacific Islands where the temperature is often humid and warm, eggs are best kept chilled.
Store eggs in the cartons and trays that they come in, away from strong smelling odours.
Use eggs before the “best before” dates marked on the packs. This date indicates the length of time that the eggs will maintain their quality if stored correctly.
If using them for baking, let them sit at room temperature for half an hour or so before using.
You can refrigerate the leftover whites in a covered container for up to 4 days. Store yolks in water in a covered container in the refrigerator and use within 2 days.