Sanitizing Empty Jars Safely?
|Posted by: HapplyDeranged Dec 12 02, 12:19 AM GMT|
|what chem should i use to clean out quart jars that wont leave a residue...?? i want to stear clear of bleach i want something bio-degradeable so it's one less variable......|
|Posted by: Joey Ramone Dec 12 02, 12:35 AM GMT|
|Bleach imo is the best and only way to go. Nothing gets the job done more. Wiat around maybe somebody else has something better for ya.|
|Posted by: killdannow Dec 12 02, 12:46 AM GMT|
|using bleach and rinsing clean should be leave no residue. after all your not pouring pure bleach in the jar now are you? Bleach kills everything, including any funky smells, ive ever come across. I dunno of anything else liek that, unless you wanna use isopropyl to clean jars out....|
|Posted by: Mycota Dec 12 02, 12:47 AM GMT|
| Hot soapy anti bacti soap in an over night soak & do the dish washer thing -- after, does the job for me, (but a few % bleach -- in the soak doesnt hurt).
|Posted by: Joey Ramone Dec 12 02, 02:12 AM GMT|
| I can't think of anything worse at leaving more residue than using a dishwaher, bad idea period. You might have had success up until now, But I gaurantee things will turn south on you at some point with that practice.
Hand wash in hot soapy water
rinse in water preferrably 190 degrees or there abouts
then dip in a water- bleach solution of about 10ppm
thats all ya need to do
|Posted by: Mycota Dec 12 02, 05:19 AM GMT|
LOL, I don't know what kind or model of dishwasher you have?
But, with mine ~ they are soaked over night in a hot soapy bleach solution & hand washer before they go in.
They are run on the pot & pan scubbing cycle & the hot steam & air dry cycle (twice) & come out so freaking hot & squeeky clean & shiny, you would think I boiled them for a week, then 500 diamond polishers hand polished them for another day.
They all get sterilized, when autoclaved -- anyway.
To each his own. But, it sounds like your dishwasher, don't cut milk.
No argument - though. Differing strokes, for differing folks.
|Posted by: Joey Ramone Dec 12 02, 05:32 AM GMT|
| I dont even have a dishwasher
Just tellin ya what I know, all dishwashers leave residue.
but you're right they get sterilized anyway, but the issue of residue was brought up so I comented on it.
|Posted by: bigslick Dec 12 02, 10:31 AM GMT|
| I like to run my jars through the dishwasher with very little soap after washing them in the sink with antibacterial detergent.
they come out hot and sparkling!
|Posted by: HapplyDeranged Dec 12 02, 04:33 PM GMT|
|didnt even think about useing the dishwasher.....lol. im such a burn out|
|Posted by: TimothyLeary Dec 13 02, 08:04 PM GMT|
| just run em trought the dishwasher to get em clean...don't need em sterile to start with
afterall, you do need to sterelize them after adding the substrate, so why do it twice??
|Posted by: sinoptik Dec 13 02, 08:36 PM GMT|
|I just put mine in the microwave for 10-20 mins with some water in them and let the water boil for that time. Once it was done, the jar came out flaming hot and I'm assuming its clean now. We'll see soon enough.|
|Posted by: HapplyDeranged Dec 13 02, 09:12 PM GMT|
|for use/reuse in chronic tek...|
|Posted by: Nanook Dec 13 02, 11:59 PM GMT|
| Run them through the dishwasher with one cup bleach in the wash cycle with detergent... then while jars cooling after the final rinse, remove hot jars with gloved hands and dip into scalding water and set upside down on the clean dishwasher rack to dry.
Some people have reported failed spore germinations that were traced back to residue left from their automatic dishwashers. See: Germination Problems
|Posted by: HapplyDeranged Dec 14 02, 12:58 AM GMT|
|i think the bleach would have more to do with that than the dishwasher..... im in the process of looking for a bio-degradable sanitizer..|