Jams and Chutney Jars

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« on: July 02, 2007, 12:58 »
Hi, i have been saving my jars in anticipation of making lots of strawberry jam and chutneys.  

The problem is that even though ive washed the jars, i can still smell the remains of what was previously in them.  Is it ok to steralise the jars in milton fluid or just throw them and start again?

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2007, 13:38 »
Store the empties with the lids off.

If the smell is strong, best to separate sweet / savoury, i.e. ex-jam jars for jam, pickle/chutney/sauce jars for chutneys

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2007, 16:36 »
Once you've washed them in hot soapy water and rinsed out with boiling, and dried in the oven just before you fill them (well, that's what I do!), there's very little smell left.

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2007, 17:44 »
Thanks everyone, i wont throw them away just yet then!

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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2007, 22:30 »
I could still smell pickles a bit in some of mine, even after I'vd dried them, so I put them in a bowl of water with a little bicaronate of soda, then re-rinsed and dried them.  No smell!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2007, 18:38 »
Definatly bicarb,as grannieannie says.

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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2007, 15:11 »
thanks, how much bicarb should i put in?

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2007, 15:14 »
Hi Apes, I just chucked some in, but perhaps a tablespoon in a washing up bowl?  Swish it around and just leave your jars to soak for a few minutes.  Take one out and smell it, if smell still there, maybe a little more bicarb, but that should be enough.



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