Room Temp. Eggs??

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 25 Aug 2010 , 10:38pm by Dayti

Mikel79 Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 5:29pm
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Hi Cakers!!! icon_biggrin.gif

For those who use room temp. eggs, how long do you leave them out for to get to the room temp?

Just curious. How long is to long?

I have left eggs out for 1 hour, and they are still chilled??



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samgill99 Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 8:18pm
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just put them in really really hot tap water for 5 minutes and they'll be ready for use.

divinecc Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 8:20pm
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I put them in warm water for about 2 min and they are room temp

leah_s Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 8:29pm
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ditto. There's never a good reason to let eggs sit out to "get to room temp." Warm water, my friend.

Mikel79 Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 8:34pm
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Thanks folks!!



bakencake Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 8:37pm
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I just saw a segment on ask Ina. this was one of the questions. she said that it takes about 3hrs to get an egg to room temp. She said not to worry about leaving it out for that long since they are sealed icon_confused.gif . she also said that if you dont have time to put it in temp water for about 3-5 mnts.

Mikel79 Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 9:06pm
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I have read that the UK grocery stores DON'T store their eggs in the fridge area like the USA does.

KimmyKakes4Me Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 9:23pm
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That's true Mikel, and another thing a lot of people don't know....eggs are good for months in the fridge. Yes, months.

eve81 Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 9:30pm
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Originally Posted by Mikel79

I have read that the UK grocery stores DON'T store their eggs in the fridge area like the USA does.

yes that's right. i live in Ireland and we keep our eggs at room temperature too, even at home. Although our climate isnt exactly...........non-fridge-like icon_rolleyes.gif

janeoxo Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 9:47pm
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I'm not sure why you are so shocked about us not keeping eggs in a fridge. Absolutely no need for it.

I keep hens, their eggs are never refridgerated and there has never been a problem.

KayMc Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 9:56pm
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Years ago when I was a hippie, and we lived on a farm, we raised chickens for their eggs. It was a known fact that we didn't find all their eggs every day, and if the egg sat under the hen for a day before I found the egg, it was still fine.

lesliedale Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 10:02pm
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I have lived in France and in Australia, and the grocery stores where I shopped didn't keep eggs refrigerated...(although I know there were other stores in Australia that did refrigerate). Here in Canada we do, but I guess the regulations may be different.

Dayti Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 10:38pm
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Someone mentioned once that in the US (maybe Canada too, can't remember) eggs are stored in the fridge at the supermarket because they are washed before packaging. If you wash an egg, the natural protective stuff found on the shell gets washed away, allowing the nasties into the egg.
In Europe as far as I am aware, most egg producers and supermarkets don't bother doing it (there really is no need to!), so they are sold off the shelf at room temperature though most people fridge them when they get home, by all accounts.

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