I was just curious how fussy all of you are about Mason jar prep? Do you go to great lengths to sterilize them or do some of you just use them right out of the box?
I hand-washed all of mine in a clean sink with antibacterial dish soap and a fresh dish cloth and the hottest water I could tolerate. I did the rings, lids and jars, rinsing thoroughly afterwards (with "ouch" hot water) then let them air dry on a clean towel.
I read elsewhere where a guy suggested to do what I did, then run the jars only through a dishwasher (by themselves) and heat drying prior to using.
What do you jar hoarders do?
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