"There are many tested methods of sterilizing your jars to make sure that they are safe for canning your surplus foods."

"Leave the water to boil for about 15 minutes until steam, then turn off the heat on the plate on the stove and leave the jars in the hot water."

The Boiling Water Method

"Heat your oven to a temperature of 275 degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees Celsius). Close the oven door and keep them in the oven at the same heat for about twenty minutes."

The Oven Method

"Clean the jars, and while they are wet (not dripping), place them in the microwave. Microwave on high heat for around thirty seconds to one minute."

The Microwave Method

"This method does come with a warning – follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully when using the pressure cooker for any reason to avoid mishaps in the kitchen!"

The Pressure Cooker method