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How do I sterilize glass bottles?

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To sterilize glass bottles, boil them in water for 15 minutes or run them through the dishwasher using the heated dry cycle. The temperatures reached in a modern dishwasher are sufficient to eliminate germs on glass bottles, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Boiling is not necessary for sterilizing glass bottles. However, some consumers prefer this method.

  1. Boil glass bottles
  2. Immerse glass bottles in a saucepan or pot of boiling water. Leave them submerged for 15 minutes, then remove them with tongs.

  3. Wash the bottles
  4. Washing glass bottles by hand or in the dishwasher should sterilize them. Always use hot, soapy water, and make sure they dry thoroughly before using them.

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