Welcome to The Pauley Principle!

The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!

Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Build your Own Egg Washer--The Egg Jacuzzi!

Egg Jacuzzi
Yes, it's an Egg Jacuzzi, and it gets our eggs sparkling clean! 

Chris built his Egg Jacuzzi along the basic design of the Incredible Eggwasher that sells  for about $116. The Egg Jacuzzi is incredibly simple and inexpensive to make, and you can save a bundle by building one yourself. 

Step by step instructions follow along with a brief video.

The end result is sparkling clean, sanitized eggs.

You need a five-gallon food safe bucket.

1. Start with a food safe plastic 5-gallon bucket.  2. Measure the bottom. 3. Using PVC plumbing, form a square  with a bar across the middle that will fit in the bottom of the bucket.  4. Drill holes in the pipe, angling the holes toward center.  5. Make an upright piece the height of the bucket, add an elbow, and attach a ball valve.  6.  An electric 2.1 cu. ft. psi air compressor works well. The chuck on the end of the hose needs to attach to a quick connect on the PVC pipe.  

If you're cleaning two dozen eggs, two gallons of water with egg wash works fine. The weight disc on top of the eggs keeps them in place. Gently put the egg basket into the Egg Jacuzzi and turn on the air compressor. The ball valve can adjust the air flow to the eggs. The eggs need 15 minutes in the Egg Jacuzzi and then a clean water Jacuzzi rinse. 
Chris says, "It's important to regulate the airflow so the eggs get uniform bubble action. That gets them evenly washed and sanitized. I don't like the idea of using chlorine but I like the idea of an unsanitized egg even less."


  1. He just does this stuff for fun doesn't he???

  2. Actually, yes! He's always thinking, designing, and getting excited about these little ventures. Last weekend he cut out parts to make more nutcrackers, but then the parts he ordered to finish his egg washer arrived, so he got side-tracked. He hasn't forgotten the nutcrackers.

  3. There's no hurry on this end -- whenever!

  4. Don't like the idea of an unsanitized egg, but don't like chlorine either. Well, have you heard of hydrogen peroxide? The all natural solution. We use it all the time on our farm. Also, in the milking parlor, for sanitizing udders, floors, machinery, etc.

  5. I wish we could use this for our pasture raised hen eggs. In our state immersion washing of any kind is prohibited. Dang