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    I have one of those cotton jelly bags to drain fruit and have just made my first jelly (Crabapple and clove) but was wondering about washing the bag.

    Can it be shoved in the machine or should it be delicately handwashed?

    The bag is sturdy enough but I was thinking about detergents and their posssible effect on future batches of jelly.

    Would appreciate any wise grapes suggestions

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    It should be okay through the machine wash. To sterilise it afterwards and remove any residue, scald with boiling water and iron with a very hot iron.
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    Brilliant. Thank you Shirley,

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    I have a jelly bag and I frequently make bramble jelly which leaves the bag in a state of extreme purple
    Mine is nylon and I always wash it in the machine. I should think that cotton would be more hardwearing so I would go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarey55 View Post
    I have a jelly bag and I frequently make bramble jelly which leaves the bag in a state of extreme purple
    Mine is nylon and I always wash it in the machine. I should think that cotton would be more hardwearing so I would go for it.
    Clare
    A tip to get the purple out of muslin (might work on nylon too) is to put the jelly bag in the pan you made the jelly in (or another pan will do), cover with water and add a spoonfull of laundry detergent. Bring slowly to the boil and leave to cool. Brought my jelly bag up snowy white again - it was truly purple after making bramble and apple jelly.
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    Thanks for that Shirl, I'll give it a try next time I make Bramble jelly.
    Last edited by scarey55; 12-09-2007 at 07:30 PM.
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    I just buy butter muslin by the yard, use it and then cut it up and put it on the compost heap. Don't have a washing machine so far easier for me this way.
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