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What are tips for handling eggs if I have arthritis?

Moisten your fingers first when you pick up and hold eggs. Place eggs in an empty egg carton when carrying them from the refrigerator to a work area or take the whole carton from the refrigerator to the counter while you work. Beating eggs is easier if you use a wire whisk or pastry blender, or, break the eggs into a jar, screw the lid on tightly and shake.

Separate eggs with a small kitchen funnel placed over a measuring cup. Break the egg into the funnel; the white will slip neatly and easily into the measuring cup, while the yolk stays in the funnel. You can also purchase an egg separator, designed to fit over a standard measuring cup. If you do not have either:
  • Crack eggs on the rim of an empty bowl, the thinner the rim the better. If pieces of the shell fall into the bowl, retrieve them by using a larger piece of the eggshell to scoop under the broken piece; the piece will be attracted to the shell and you can scoop it out easily.
  • For those with limited fine motor control, hold the egg about 10 or 12 inches above an empty bowl and drop it; the egg will break in two, making the shell easy to remove.
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