Sterilize Before You Start

 

STERILIZE BEFORE YOU START

 

  • Wash jars and lids in hot soapy water

  • For jars with a rubber ring seal remove the seal before washing jars

  • Hot water rinse your jars but do not dry them instead leave upside down to drain off for 5 minutes

  • Put the jars and lids in a preheated oven at 160-180ºC for 15 minutes 

  • Another way is to place jars and lids in a deep saucepan

  • fill with cold water Bring to boil and cover pan

  • Reduce heat to medium and boil gently for 10 minutes add rubber seals in the last 3 minutes

  • Use metal tongs to remove jars and lids from boiling water or oven and place upside down on a tray or tea towel

  • Use a tea towel on your work surface area for the hot jars to sit on