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    Hi,
    Can jam and storage jars be effectively sterilised (after proper washing) in a microwave... instead of the usual oven ways?
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    I always sterilise jam jars in the microwave, just clean them as normal and rinse, but leave them 'wet'. then pop them into the microwave for about a minute.

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    Just don't do what OH did and pour boiling water into a kilner jar, they explode
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    You have to leave the jar a little bit damp, as microwaves work by heating up the water particles in food. The jar will sterilize fine this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernowyon View Post
    I always sterilise jam jars in the microwave, just clean them as normal and rinse, but leave them 'wet'. then pop them into the microwave for about a minute.

    hope this helps
    ...and whatever you do, use a cloth to pick them up - they will be VERY hot!
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    Never thought of this. Much easier than using pan of boiling water. Will have to try it.

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    Ok will try this next time, I have also broken a kiln jar by pouring boiling water in. If using kiln jars is it ok to put the seals in or what is the best way to sterilise these jars.

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    If you have a dishwasher, the jars will be sterilised after being dish-washed as the powder/tablets contain bleaching agents

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