Well I am not going to leave them unsanitary on the shelf, but I understand most just soap and rinse. Which is fine, I just like to sanitize my stuff before they get put back on the shelf. I guess that's just me?? I know it is an extra step, but I like it. I also burn alcohol in my boil kettle after I clean and rinse it, so idk, again just me, and then it gets a hit with starsan too before it gets put up.