How to remove egg yolk with a plastic bottle

Watch how to easy it is to separate an egg yolk from egg white just by using a plastic bottle.

Girl separating eggs
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You really can separate an egg yolk from the white using just a plastic bottle. We didn't believe it either until we gave it a crack (excuse the egg pun) - and were blown away by how easy it really is.

This handy hack is quick, easy, and really works. All you need is a medium-sized plastic bottle - and a couple of cracked eggs that need separating.

Hover the bottle over the top of the egg yolk, squeeze the bottle with your hand gently and watch as the yolk gets sucked up into the bottle as you release your grip - it really is that simple.

The quicker you are, the better. We learned that you can only keep the egg yolk in the nozzle of the bottle for a few seconds so make a swift movement when separating the yolk from the white for success every time.

TOP TIP: Don't press the bottle down too firmly on the egg yolk otherwise the yolk will crack and you won't be able to suck it up and remove it from the white. Be gentle but firm with your technique and you'll have success in no time.

Happy separating!

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies