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    Thank goodness I read this thread before I just sterilized some bottles!
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    i sterilised some jars in the m/wave last year and was told to put water in them....just about blew the m/wave up - water all over the place! just use the oven now!
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    I was them and put them in the oven.

    But I think the boiling Jam would do a good job on its own.
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    Will they get hot enough in a microwave?
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    Not sure how effective the microwave is for sterilizing but about a year ago I had the microwave warming some food for a couple of minutes and when I opened the door an earwig walked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rana View Post
    Not sure how effective the microwave is for sterilizing but about a year ago I had the microwave warming some food for a couple of minutes and when I opened the door an earwig walked out.
    So not hot enough to cook an earwig then? Actually, the micro method seemed to work well for my bottles.....if I have any probs with them not being sterilised I'll let you know.
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    well bernie chuck, after the bottles u gave me they look lovely and sterilised....
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    I fill my jars about one eighth with water, put six jars at a time into the microwave and heat on high for 3 - 4 mins. My marmalade and chutney, which I make to sell as well as for us, are fine even after a year on the shelf. (Staying on the shelf for a year doesn't happen often!)
    I can see that a full jar of water would seem to explode.

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