How to Sterilise Jars and Bottles for Chilli Pastes, Hot Sauces, Drinks and Pickles

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Thinking of making some pickles or jam? Or maybe one of my many chilli pastes and alcoholic infusions on this site? Then you’ll need some sterilised jars or bottles for the purpose, to store your finished product in.

sterilising glass jars and bottles in the oven
sterilising jars and bottles

How to Sterilise Jars and Bottles

It’s a very simple process. This is what we do:

  1. Preheat the oven.
  2. Wash the jars, bottles and their lids.
  3. Dry in the oven for only 15 minutes.

Told ya it was easy!

And if you need any recipe ideas to get you going, here are some delicious one, ranging from spicy stuff like the Peach Hot Sauce to drinks, like Limoncello.

If you like the tutorial, don’t forget to leave me a comment and that all important, 5-star rating! Thank you!

Lin xx

sterilising jars and bottles

Steriling Jars and Bottles

A quick and easy way to sterilise your jars and bottles for all your preserving needs.
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: International
Keyword: preserving, sterilising
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 (or as needed)
Author: Azlin Bloor


  • jars and bottles as needed
  • Oven
  • oven gloves


  • 4 glass jars or bottle


  • Preheat the oven to 130°C (270°F/110°C Fan).
  • Wash your jars, bottles and lids with hot soapy water and rinse well.
  • Place them in the preheated oven, upside down to dry and sterilise for 15 minutes.
  • Whend done, turn the oven off, and if not needed immediately, leave in the oven to cool.
    If you need them immediately, very carefully, get them out using your clean oven gloves or kitchen tongs.
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