Do I really need glass jars for chutneys

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lilaclady

Do I really need glass jars for chutneys

I want to make Beetroot chutney, but don't have glass jars.
I have new Lakeland plastic, airtight containers, could they be used instead?

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Expat Badger

Do I really need glass jars for chutneys

i'm no expert but i'm thinking it might be for sterilisation purposes that glass is used...how would you sterilise your plastic?

I guess you could use baby's sterilisation tablets?

usually i put my glass jars in the oven for 10 mins

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lilaclady

Glass jars for chutney

Thanks for reply, you're right of course. I'll just have to save enough glass jars before I make my chutney.


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sam from worthing

glass jars

yes you would need to use glass jars, with proper fitting lids.

you can get lots of lovely sticky labels and jar toppers from lakelands and other kitchenware shops to pretty the jars up, especially if giving away as gifts.

i save all manner of jars in all shapes and sizes as i give lots of bounty to family and neighbours - many of whom are on there own and they love jam and chutneys and pickles in colmans "mint sauce" type size jars.

and i also ask my neighbours to save there jars for me rather than puttingin recycle bins, then any large ones get discarded and nice small ones i keep.

and i do the sterilaisation method as badger, was in hot soapy water, dry with clean tea towel then bake in oven for 10 mins or so and pout HOT filling into the HOT jars.

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Expat Badger

jars

oooh send your big ones to me - we use them for pickled onions!

actually, thinking about it, don't as i have dozens - i think they breed in the basement!

like your new avatar Sam - mmmm sparkly things, mmmmm

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sam from worthing

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i do save my big uns also for pickled onions, and gherkins (or cornish horns as the foreigners call them - i prefer wally myself)and eggs......yummmmmmyyyyyyyy, my neighbour over the road has chooks, and the eggs they lay are just perfect for pickling, the size they lay is 2 for 1 large egg i buy in the supermarket. but the saved big jars are ones i have used and used and used, only time i dump them is when the lids go a bit off looking so if hubby can;t use in the garage for nuts bolts screws and nails they go to the recycle.

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Expat Badger

jars

oh yours is like mine - any pot or jar i go to throw he grabs and wanders off to the garage with it muttering about screws or RC car parts!

 
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