green beans

Oven Method Sterilization

Before beginning your preparation for home canning recipes, make sure to sterilize each glass jar you plan on using. I prefer to use the oven sterilization method (as opposed to the hot water method) which is as follows: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 275 degrees

  2. Wash each canning jar or mason jar and lid with hot soapy water then rinse but don’t dry them. 

  3. Place each clean jar on a baking tray and place in the oven for 10 minutes.

  4. Soak the lids in boiling water for five minutes. 

Your jars and lids are now ready to use; however, always make sure to keep the jars warm until you are ready to fill them to ensure that they don’t break when a hot mixture or substance is added.

October 01, 2020 — Mary DiSomma