ANSWERS: 3
  • Yes. The canning process (hot bath) is needed to create the vacuum seal and high heat needed to keep as much oxygen out as possible and to kill bacteria trapped under the lid.
  • I am simply amazed at the naïveté of the question. What the dickens has a bread making machine got to do with jar steralisation?
  • If you don't have the instruction book for the machine, you can usually find them online, or contact the manufacturer. You can also find general instructions for "canning" jams in the "how to articles" section at the bottom of this page. Just click on the link and then type "canning" in the search box. There are a lot of excellent tips there.

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