As a Food Network fan and a raging kitchen gadget/small appliances addict, I’m downright ashamed of myself. I had no idea, whatsoever, that the beauty above even existed. This is the Ball ® freshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker and, obviously, the possibilities are endless. I have no idea how it flew under my kitchen gadget radar. How could it have never crossed my path before?!
The only thing that matters is I have it in my sights now.
I’m completely wild about jams and jellies. Whether I’m smearing them on cornbread, buttermilk biscuits, toast, or homemade sourdough bread, they make life brighter, sweeter, and oh-so yummier. And like everything else in the foodie kingdom, anything made at home is going to be even fresher and more delicious.
The Jam & Jelly Maker would make an excellent (and I mean excellent) gift for foodies. Just be sure to grab one for yourself while you’re at it. That’s how I roll and I’ve never regretted the system.
From The Food Network:
With the Ball ® freshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker, you can treat your family to delectable fresh fruit preserves and spreads at any time. The appliance provides an easy, fast process for making old-fashioned jam. You can choose to make a variety of spreads with fruit ingredients like blueberries, peaches or strawberries along with pectin, sugar and butter. You can even make a reduced-sugar recipe for low calorie jam.The innovative new Jam Maker appliance will make a fruit spread in just 30 minutes. Instead of the traditional time-consuming large batch canning method, the user friendly jam and jelly maker can make small batches. Now you can try-out fun new recipes and experiment with old recipes without the commitment of making a large batch. After washing and crushing 2 2/3 cups of fruit, sprinkle 3 tablespoons of pectin over the fruit and add 1/2 teaspoon of butter. With just a press of the jam button, the unit begins stirring and cooking the ingredients. The maker will signal when it’s time for the 3 1/3 cups of sugar, which should be added gradually. Ball ® freshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker!
Le sigh. I love you Food Network….
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