Ball Fresh TECH Automatic Home Canning System

Take on home canning with confidence, with no worries and no time-consuming stovetop monitoring. A first of its kind, the Ball FreshTECH electric canning system eliminates all the guesswork from preserving fresh produce to make jams, jellies, pickles and more. Innovative technology controls the exact time and temperature needed to can according to their recipes-simply press a button and foods are perfectly preserved every time. Faster, easier and more energy-efficient than water-bath canning, the Auto Canner is ideal for novice home canners looking for guidance as well as more experienced canners who want to save time. Automatic home-canning system simplifies the process of preserving your favorite fresh produce into jams, jellies, pickles, fruits, salsas, tomatoes, sauces and more. The most popular canning recipes are preprogrammed into the appliance, so you can preserve with the push of a button. Patent-pending SmartPRESERVE technology automatically senses and constantly monitors time and temperature and adjusts for altitude. Dual temperature sensors and seven built-in safety features ensure foods are processed at the correct temperature every time for safe, shelf-stable storage for up to a year. Eliminates the need for stovetop monitoring, providing valuable time savings for home canners. Preheats empty jars in 12 minutes before filling and preserving. Uses up to 30% less time, 60% less energy and 85% less water compared to traditional water-bath canning methods. Aluminum pot has a nonstick coating for easy cleanup. Includes stainless-steel jar rack and jar lifter. For use only with the tested recipes in the included recipe booklet.
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Customer Reviews for Ball Fresh TECH Automatic Home Canning System
Review 1 for Ball Fresh TECH Automatic Home Canning System
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
,Long Island
Long Island, NY
February 2, 2014
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:A few times a month
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Best for beginners like me
February 2, 2014
Altho' I am an avid cook, I never canned before bc it seemed too much of a bother. This has simplified it for me and got me started. You don't need to completely immerse the jars in water as in the conventional pot method, you only need 6 cups of water and the canner does the rest. It automatically times it from start to finish and signals when it's done. It comes with a book of recipes. There's an online site with more recipes for this unit. The only downside for advanced canners is this: Ball strictly advises using ONLY the recipes given for this canner. If you have other recipes, with different sugar/pectin/acid ratios, etc., they tell you simply NOT to go there, period. Overall, the learning curve is easy and fast. There are pros and cons, some of which I have listed. So far, I have made mostly jams/jellies, a Mexican salsa and an Italian bruschetta, and they all sealed perfectly. In summer I will go in more for canning tomato sauce, salsas, whole fruit, tomatoes, etc...
Pros: Easy to Use, Time-saver, Quiet