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Sterilising Jars

Sterilising your jars is essential to give your preserved goods a long shelf life and prevent any nasty contaminants from spoiling all your hard work. 
Follow these easy steps to clean and sterilise your jars and lids!


  • Jars and lids you plan to use for preserving


Give your jars and lids a hot soapy wash and a good rinse or put them through the dishwasher, without dishwashing powder or liquid.

Put jars upright on to a baking tray, place tray into a low oven at 110 degrees C for about 15 minutes or until jars are completely dry.

To sterilise the lids, the best practice is to boil them for 5 minutes and place them on a cooling rack to air-dry.