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Sterilizing Bottles

January 15, 2014 / by Liz

Main - Sterilizing Bottles

I’ve mentioned the need to sterilize bottles for preserves etc. in several previous posts (here & here). So I thought I’d post how I actually go about this! There are many ways to sterilize bottles, but this is what I find to be the most convenient.

I start by washing all the bottles and lids in hot soapy water. Rinse them well, and let them air dry on a clean towel.

Wash

Put the lids in a pot of boiling water, and leave them there for ~20 minutes (simmering).

Boil Lids

Place the bottles on a cookies sheet, and place in the oven at 225F for 20 minutes.

I also put any of the tools I might need for transferring the preserves to the bottles into a large bowl of boiling water. If you’re using mason jars with snap lids, the ring portion of the lid can go into this bowl as well.

Tools & Rings

When your preserves are made, your bottles are good to go! I usually make my preserves while the bottles are in the oven and the lids are boiling.

Final Product

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