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Rid the Gunk

February 21, 2010

Glass JarsIf you can foods using pre-loved glass jars or recycle glass, chances are great you’ve run into the laborious task of removing jar labels.  Now, for those who may only remove the occasional label, you may at first gawk at my writing a whole blog post dedicated to something seemingly so simple.  However, for those of us who engage in this sort of attempted removal on a regular basis – you know exactly why I used the word “attempted”!

From soaking in hot water to nail polish removal to WD-40, some have tried it all.  Due to the warnings now found in dishwasher manuals, I would imagine many people have attempted using this method, too!  *By the way, this is NOT advisable as it may clog your dish washing machine.

Next time you’re in a pickle, or just wanting to can some, try this more natural approach:  boiling vinegar.  Just be sure not to crack your glass jar by changing the jar’s temp too fast.  (And, of course, exercise caution as you usually do when dealing with the stove and hot liquids.)

Additionally, I’ve found that little brown plastic piece that comes with a Pampered Chef stoneware purchase to be an excellent glue scraping tool.

Photo courtesy of maxpowerUsed with permission.
3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 29, 2010 3:45 am

    Yippeee….finally a way to make this process easier. You are my hero!

    • givingglory permalink*
      May 4, 2010 1:56 pm

      What a sweet compliment – lol! I don’t know that I’ve ever been a hero before! 🙂 Glad you now have a solution!!

  2. Erin permalink
    November 19, 2010 1:24 pm

    Vinegar! I would never have thought of that, even though it can do everything else… 🙂 I have had jars I’ve had to recycle b/c I couldn’t get that goo off… saving those jars would be great.

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