- Dec 25, 2020
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I do a lot of canning but usually have enough jars that have been passed back and forth in my family they don't have labels on them. We always label on the disposable flat lid. I used the goo gone on some, was careful to not get it inside the bottle but I worried I might get a little in there.I put bottles in the oven at 350° for ten minutes and the labels peel right off with absolute ease while they are still hot. The heat apparently breaks the bond of the adhesive or something like that. Just make sure to use oven mitts on both hands and be aware that the bottles take a while to cool off.
Most bottles will have residual adhesive that can be easily removed with goo gone, 90% rubbing alcohol or acetone.
Granted there are some bottles that have such stubborn adhesive residue that's not even worth the effort so I toss those in the trash.
good summary for glass bottlesIn addition to the above you can also try a hair dryer on the label DRY - then see if it will peel off in one piece. . . the Grill cleaning scrubbing pads or coarse scotch brite pads one in while the glue will ruin one but most times the gunk they catch will wash out.
. . . again to get the goo-gone/adhesive remover residue off.
We have half a dozen or so of those. My wife bought the wine because of the bottles (yeah, that's a thing too). I did not think about re-using the glass stoppers though. Just corked them. How did you seal them?I've found some really beautiful bottles including 10 with their original glass stoppers and shaped like a rose on the bottom
Those glass stoppers can be reused. Just sanitize it (I used StarSan) and use them again. If you watch a video about how they are installed - It's disgustingly simple. And once they are in there A shrink seal with keep it there. They self seal with no problem - In the right size bottle.We have half a dozen or so of those. My wife bought the wine because of the bottles (yeah, that's a thing too). I did not think about re-using the glass stoppers though. Just corked them. How did you seal them?
Much cheaper options: #1 Fill bottle with hottest tap water but keep label dry. After a couple minutes, most labels peel off without sticky residue if you pull label off slowly. I use needle nose pliers to put from edges. Save water by pouring hot water into another bottle with a label.Yep, sold online, costs about $10 + s&h Bottle Label Scraper | Label Remover Tool – Bottle Blade
I put the bottles in an old cooler I pour in bleach and oxy clean( or use step1) fill the bottles with enough hot water to keep from floating then fill the cooler with hot water close the lid and that it stay for 2-3 days