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What to use for Egg Soap?
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Swamphandy    Posted 12-27-2003 at 07:38:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi all,

I am wondering if there is a simple alternative to buying Egg Soap from poultry suppliers. Surly back in the day folks didn't have access to special blend egg soap.

What simple, common, inexpensive cleaners would be suitable for cleaning the surface of a fresh laid egg?

Thanks,

Swamphandy


Red Dave    Posted 12-27-2003 at 10:49:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had a one basket at-a-time egg washer that we used for the eggs we sold. Used a powdered stuff in it that I'd guess came from the Farmers Supply store. I have no idea what was in it, that was back in the '60's and I was just a kid, never read the label. Sorry


Colin in WI    Posted 12-27-2003 at 09:33:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Follow this link for some "official" instructions. It's best to keep the eggs clean and not have to wash them a lot


deadcarp-old days    Posted 12-27-2003 at 08:47:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
50 years ago we sold eggs: first scrubbed them in lye soap and warm water, (removes the film but also opens the pores) then dipped the whole basket of eggs in a weak sugar of lead solution (made from an acetete - seals radiator leaks too - that granuly stuff in the cardboard tubes of radiator sealer) to whiten and reseal the shells.
(yeah it's poison but nobody eats egg shells :)


Les    Posted 12-27-2003 at 10:10:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sheesh, that sounds like an awful process.
All we ever did was clean them with a damp milk strainer. And my father was in the egg business.


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