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 required for Ball's 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 high-acid 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 than traditional water-bath canning methods. Aluminum pot has a nonstick coating for easy cleanup. Includes stainless-steel jar rack and jar lifter. Designed for canning high-acid foods only (tomato based foods, jams, jellies, etc.); not intended for use with low-acid foods (meats, beans and corn). For use only with the tested recipes in the included recipe booklet.