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    • rockie4
    • By rockie4 3rd Mar 08, 6:25 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 08, 6:25 PM
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    Wax side down!
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 3rd Mar 08, 6:31 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 08, 6:31 PM
    Yep!

    See:-

    http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/Cooking/Bottling%20Food.htm
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  • stas4949
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    • 3rd Mar 08, 6:43 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 08, 6:43 PM
    I know its waxed side down but how do you tell which is waxed or am I just being really stupid because I can't tell!!!
    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 3rd Mar 08, 7:14 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 08, 7:14 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 08, 7:14 PM
    Waxed side down - that's the dull side. The unwaxed side is shinier.

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    • 3rd Mar 08, 9:01 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 08, 9:01 PM
    Waxed side down - that's the dull side. The unwaxed side is shinier.

    Penny. x
    Originally posted by Penelope Penguin

    thanks so much for this, thats just what I needed to know.
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 4th Mar 08, 7:08 AM
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    • 4th Mar 08, 7:08 AM
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    • 4th Mar 08, 7:08 AM
    Waxed side down - that's the dull side. The unwaxed side is shinier.

    Penny. x
    Originally posted by Penelope Penguin
    Is it ?!!

    I've been putting them on the wrong way for years It's never made the slightest bit of difference, I have had pots of jam and jelly that have been 2-3 years old and no sign of mould or anything else.
    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 4th Mar 08, 7:38 AM
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    • 4th Mar 08, 7:38 AM
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    • 4th Mar 08, 7:38 AM
    Is it ?!!

    I've been putting them on the wrong way for years It's never made the slightest bit of difference, I have had pots of jam and jelly that have been 2-3 years old and no sign of mould or anything else.
    Originally posted by thriftlady
    I've been and fetched one from the cupboard. If you hold it between thumb and finger and rub, you can feel which side is waxy - that's probably the foolproof way of testing I agree, don't think it makes much difference, but the recommendation is waxy side down

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    • Debt_Free_Chick
    • By Debt_Free_Chick 4th Mar 08, 9:05 AM
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    • 4th Mar 08, 9:05 AM
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    • 4th Mar 08, 9:05 AM
    Although, yes, they should go waxed side down, I don't think it makes a lot of difference.

    provided you put the wax disc in the jar immediately, whilst the preserve is still hot, the wax will melt. Then it will cool/harden to form a seal ... which is the intention. The discs are so thin that the wax is going to melt anyway ... the key is to put the disc in whilst the preserve is hot!
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