Asked December 18, 2012, 2:48 PM EST

Saltpeter solution(potassium nitrate/ sodium nitrate) or common salt solution( sodium chloride); which can best remove microbes from glass jars (collected from trash bins or dump site) to the minimum. In case of any, can it be termed disinfectant, antiseptic or sterilizing agent. what procedure is to be used in cleaning the jars with the selected substance.

Outside United States food safety home food preservation

1 Response

The best chemical to use to sanitize glass or other surfaces is chlorine. YOu can purchase bleech and make a solution of 1 part bleech and 3 parts water this will make a great cleaning solution. Make sure you leave the solution in the glass for at least 5 minutes.