How To Properly Sterilize Jars For Canning
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:
Preheat your oven to 275 degrees
Wash each canning jar or mason jar and lid with hot soapy water then rinse but don’t dry them.
Place each clean jar on a baking tray and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
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.