Not everyone prefers to dry Mason Jars and glassware before putting them away, but I do. I hand wash my dishes even though I have a dishwasher, and as a result, if I want to put them right away I have to hand dry them, including my glassware.
As a mother who assigns chores to my kids, I want them to follow my lead when it’s their turn. That means drying them also. The other day I was “ultra mothering” my son’s, “loudly wondering” why the glasses in the cupboard were wet and “totally ruining” the shelf. I’m sure you can imagine how that went down! Didn’t they know wet glassware could potentially warp the wood?
My youngest son sheepishly came out of his room/ At first he looked at me like I was crazy. “Who hand dries the jars mom?” he asked in a rather irritated deep male teenager voice. He complained that his hand was too big to dry the inside of the mason jars and glasses so it is “almost impossible” for him to do it. Couldn’t I do it with my small mom hands?
PERFECT! “I have a trick for that,” I said. I then proceeded to teach him what I am about to teach you.
How to Dry Mason Jars and Glassware
Mason Jars and Glassware
Begin by finding a towel that won’t leave fuzzies on the glasses. My absolute favorite towels are White Flour Sack Towels. Simple white cotton towels that some would consider old-school, but I consider the absolute best towels in existence. My kitchen is not complete without them. I seriously have about 50 of them on hand in my kitchen at all times. I have another 25 towels in the filming supplies Marie and I use.
The next item you need in order to dry your Mason Jars and Glassware is a bottle brush or spoon that fits inside the piece of glassware.
The first step is to place the clean dry towel over the spoon or bottle brush and slip it inside the Mason Jar or piece of glassware and move and twist it around until the glassware is dry. Make sure to get into the seam where the bottom and sides of the glassware come together. Then use the towel to dry the outside of the Mason Jar or glassware and place it into its spot in the cupboard.
What you need … bottle brush or spoon, a clean-lint-free towel, and wet mason jars or glassware.