Disclosure: I received a Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker and canning supplies from Ball®. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
I must admit…I am sort of a kitchen appliance geek. Check out my newest obsession!
I am in love with this new Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker! It’s so easy to use and it makes jam in 30 minutes! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
The folks from Ball® sent me this Jam Maker to review. Let’s take a close look!
The buttons couldn’t be any easier! If you want to make JAM, you just need to hit the JAM button and then ENTER.
This is what the base looks like.
The nonstick bowl fits easily onto the base.
The stirrer fits right on the center post.
The lid has vent holes around the edge. The lid is not always needed, so you need to check the recipe to be sure.
I made my first Apple Jelly ever! The recipe came from the Sweet and Simple Recipe Booklet that comes with the Jam & Jelly Maker. No lid needed for this jelly recipe.
Apple jelly has always been one of my favorites, but I never made it because it seemed too complicated. Well, this recipe came out just like the store-bought Apple Jelly that I buy. I chose to make the Reduced Sugar version and I LOVE IT!
I processed the jelly using the boiling water method in the recipe booklet.
By the way, this is the Pectin I used for the jelly and jam.
Here are some photos that I took when making Peach Jam!
I used the reduced sugar Peach Jam recipe in the recipe booklet. This recipe needs the lid on while cooking.
I highly recommend using the Ball® funnel when pouring your hot food into the hot jars. You’ll save a lot of time!
This green basket is part of the giveaway (below)! I love it!
My yummy Peach Jam!
This is the first time I make “reduced sugar” jam and jelly. I’m amazed at how sweet and normal it tastes! Apparently, I didn’t need to use so much sugar in my jam all these years!
I can’t say enough about this Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker! I’m totally impressed with it! It assembles quickly and it’s a breeze to clean!
See it in action!
The Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker is available at Amazon.com.
Before I talk about the GIVEAWAY,
I want to pass on a few fun events happening this week!
PIN & WIN!
Starting today, there is a Can-It-Forward Day Pinterest Contest which will be hosted on the Ball Pinterest page. Enter to win a grand prize by following Ball Canning on Pinterest, pinning an image with the hashtag #canitforward onto one of your own boards (you can pin one of my canning photos above) and then email your pin to firstname.lastname@example.org to complete the entry process.
One grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card to Cooking.com and four runners up will receive a Ball branded package including a Ball® Blue Book, Canning Discovery Kit and Case of Heritage Collection Jars. All winners will be selected at random.
Now onto the next fun event!
Special Guest Host Ted Allen will be canning and doing a cooking demo!
National Can-It-Forward Day
When: Saturday, August 17th
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
How you can participate: Watch the live webcast of canning demos and ask questions that will be answered in real-time! There will also be additional giveaways from the Ball® brand offered for those who are tuned in. Viewers can also participate via Twitter using the hashtag #canitforward. During the broadcast, there will be special giveaways each hour and a special Can It Forward Day offer for purchases at our online store, freshpreservingstore.com.
Click HERE for the details and to see the live webcast on Saturday!
Or you can come back here on Saturday, and watch the live webcast below!
Connect with Ball® Canning!
Facebook: Ball® Canning & Recipes
Pinterest: Ball® Canning
On-Line Retailer: Fresh Preserving Store
* * * * * * * * * * * * GIVEAWAY * * * * * * * * * * * *
- One coupon for a free case of Ball brand canning jars
Enter to win this giveaway on the Rafflecopter widget below!
(One Winner will get all three prizes!)
(Open to the U.S. only.)