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Can canning jars be sterilized in a microwave oven?

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Canning jars could be sterilized in the microwave as long as you have them completely submerged in boiling water for the correct amount of time. However, it is not a practical procedure. It is quicker to sterilize them in boiling water on top of the stove.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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