How to get rid of egg stains

This article was posted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 1st, 2011


Had an egg-tastrophy?

Perhaps you dribbled egg yolk on your shirt, or dipped the end of your tie into some whisked eggs like co-host Andrew of Rogers Daytime in Mississauga did during my French toast cooking demonstration this morning?

Or you dropped a few eggs on the floor?

Maybe you awoke this morning to find that Halloween pranksters had egged your car or some other personal property last night?

Or you absent-mindedly left the house forgetting you had a pot of eggs cooking on the stove......and the pot cooked dry?

Or you discovered a couple eggs in the back of the fridge that were months beyond their Best Before date and one of them had cracked, freeing a not-very-pleasant smell through your fridge, kitchen and beyond? Whatcha gonna do?

Thankfully, there are remedies for these and other egg misfortunes.

Check out these links and tips to learn: How to remove egg stains from every possible surface

How to clean up egg vandalism - As quickly as possible, use warm (not hot) water, and don't use an acid like vinegar!

What to do if your car is egged - Tips from people who've been there

How to avoid egg smells when you hard-boil (hard-cook) eggs - Much depends on the technique you use to cook the egg in the first place! Don't overcook them. To avoid odour and discolouration around the yolk, bring the eggs to a boil, remove them from the heat and let them sit in the hot water (with the lid on the pot), for about 18 minutes for large eggs. Drain, then cool the eggs with lots of cold water.

How to get rid of smells from over-cooked eggs How to clean up a dropped egg - Sprinkle salt over the egg. (Of course I'd first have to beat my dog to the dropped egg as he'd be there in a heartbeat ready to clean up the egg for me before the salt went on!) Wait 10 to 15 minutes. Then wipe or sweep up the egg and the salt. If you've successfully cleaned up after a mini egg disaster, please share what's worked for you!