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Author Topic: Washing new Honey Bears, Jars, etc  (Read 1019 times)
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« on: May 25, 2011, 03:15:32 PM »

Am I supposed to wash my new jars/honey bears before I bottle them? Can they be placed in a dishwasher or will the heating element melt them?
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 03:23:08 PM »

I do not wash them but others may disagree.
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 03:36:49 PM »

If you put them in the dishwasher you can always turn off the dry cycle.  I always wash anything that that you really don't know what kind of people work in the places that produce that stuff so it's always best to double down instead of being sorry.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 03:47:54 PM »

i rinse the new honey bears with hot water, and wash the glass jars.  i found that if i wash the bears the little black eyes fade out  grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011, 04:40:41 PM »

how do you guys dry them? just put them upside down or ?....
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011, 06:01:23 PM »

I do not wash the plastic.    I do wash the glass.   I run them through the dishwasher just like when we are canning. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 08:02:09 PM »

One reason I run them through the dishwasher (glass) is to rinse out any dust particles (plenty inside the cardboard boxes).

Less dust, less little particles for honey to start crystallizing on.

I don't use soap.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 08:29:02 PM »

with some of these new plastic jars they dont want you running them in the dishwasher because they will melt...

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2011, 08:32:42 PM »

I contacted the manufacturer of the mason jars I use years ago and was told that they are sterile when shipped (with lids on) so I don't bother washing. Lately I've been buying from a cheaper source and the lids come in a separate package so I wash.

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2011, 09:37:24 PM »

Buy from Sailor Plastics. They send a letter with your order stating that the jars are sterile as received, no washing necessary. Our health department accepts the letter, yours may not. We continue to wash jars and bears from other sources, although they're probably never touched by human hands until you get them.
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2011, 09:47:20 PM »

cool I just got my samples from sailor and was planning on ordering from them , taht helps a lot


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