I have to admit that before we got chickens I always assumed that the eggs are cleans no matter what. Well I was wrong. Most of the eggs are pretty clean but sometimes those hens like to lay in weird places or sometimes an eggs cracks and gets yolk on other eggs or sometimes I don't even know how they get dirty.
Anyway I have read about using egg washes that they have on the market but I don't know anybody who have used them or if I want to use them . Me I use plain water and a little elbow grease. First I wet the eggs let them sink in the sink for a couple of minutes and rinse them off will using my nail to thumb lightly to remove the dirt. I find that just getting them wet and letting them soak loosens the dirt and except for the stubborn ones that needs to be wet again, sit for couple minutes, rinse and the process repeated. But you can't beat the taste of a fresh egg compared to those store bought ones, yuck! What are your methods for removing the dirty off the eggs or have your tried the egg wash?