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Freshtech Automatic Jam and Jelly Maker Review and Giveaway

FreshTech Automatic Jam and Jelly Maker

It’s so much fun to create your own jams and jellies and share them with friends and family. While it’s not an especially difficult process, the Freshtech Automatic Jam and Jelly Maker makes it even easier.

The Freshtech Jelly Maker is basically a pot with lid and a stirrer, set on top of an electric base. The base has a default timer for jams and jellies and it can also be programmed, if you have a recipe that needs more or less time than the default. The pot, stirrer, and lid are all dishwasher safe and come clean easily.

The Freshtech cooks the jam or jelly at just the right temperature, stirring it the whole time and freeing you up to do other things around the kitchen. You can’t just pour in the ingredients and walk away, though. Gentle beeps from the machine let you know when it’s time to add the sugar and when it’s done and you’ll need to be in the same room to hear the beeps.

Each batch in the Freshtech Automatic Jam and Jelly Maker is about four or five half-pint jars. Thirty-two recipes for the Freshtech are online on Ball’s site. A booklet that comes with the machine includes several recipes. Each recipe has a traditional version and a low-sugar option. The booklet also includes instructions for preserving the jams and jellies.

The Giveaway

The entire prize package includes the Freshtech Automatic Jam and Jelly Maker along with a signed copy of the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving, a decorative Gallon jar, a bottle of Ball Classic Pectin, 5 cases of Ball canning jars, a Ball collapsible funnel and Ball dissolvable labels. To win, just comment below and let us know what kind of jam or jelly you would make with the Freshtech.

For additional entries, do one or more of the following. Remember to leave a separate comment for each thing, so that all of your entries get counted.

  • Leave a comment about your favorite jam or jelly.
  • Follow Eat Drink Better on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. If you already follow us, that counts, too. Just let us know in a comment.
  • Sign up for the Eat Drink Better weekly newsletter.

The contest is only open to people with continental U.S. addresses.

Get your entries in by 5:00 p.m., Central time Sunday, November 11. We’ll announce the winner next Monday, November 12.

133 comments
  1. Tracy

    Oooh! I think I would go a little marmilade crazy since there is so much citrus growig in my neighborhood! I would love to do herb-infused jams so I could share my wonderful herb garden with friends. This sounds so cool!

  2. Jeph

    DEFINITELY would make plum jelly – after both grandmothers got me hooked on it as a kid, it’s my go-to, must-have jelly – and yet I never got around to making it this year. :-(

    And then, after that, I’d be trying marmalade. Yum.

  3. Claudia Gonzalez

    Great alternative to having to use jelly with high fructose corn syrup! I would love to make my own strawberry and grape jelly!

  4. Ivis Balseiro

    Hi,
    I’m already signed up for your newsletter. I would love, love, LOVE to make Mango Chutney or plain ol’ Mango Jam!!!! It is heaven in a spoon (tablespoon that is :)

  5. Barb Sabatini

    I would love to make the chocolate raspberry ice cream topping!
    It sounds just delicious and of course it would be so easy to make in the new machine.

  6. Christi

    I would love this. I make “everything” into jam & jelly. Fruits, zuchinni, and I love pepper jelly. This is a great new invention….

  7. Diana Martin

    The Jam and Jelly maker looks like so much fun to use. Black raspberry jam would be our number one jam to make. Strawberry and peach are favorites here, too.

  8. Joanne Macione

    I would make orange pineapple jam!
    Thank you for all your wonderful products!
    My family has used you products for 3 generations!

  9. Bert

    Fig jam! My wife and I rented a place that had a wonderful Desert King fig tree in the backyard (a novelty here in Seattle, WA!) and it produced an amazing harvest of figs. We’d never really done anything with figs before, so we set out to try all the ways to preserve it – drying, freezing, and finally jamming.

    The jams turned out so well that we ended up gifting most of them to friends and family, who now never fail to ask us when we’re going to have more!

    I’ll be following you all via my facebook page, Food and the Environment, from now on. Thanks for this great review and doing this giveaway! :)

  10. Diana Martin

    The jam and jelly maker looks like so much fun to use! Black raspberry jam would be our number one jam. Strawberry and peach are favorites here, too!

  11. Karen Kavanagh

    Enjoy following you on facebook and would like to give jalepeno pepper jelly, as well as, spiced pumpkin butter a try sometime soon!

  12. Evelyn

    Would love to try making apple pie jelly in the jelly maker. It looks like it would be a fun ‘appliance’ to own!

  13. Randall Yancey

    I love Strawberry, Peach and apple jelly.
    Take a single bread slice toast it, while still hot spread peanut butter and peach preserves on it and heat for 5 mins in the toaster oven, or until topping melts.
    Warning its so good you can not eat just one! Also I following you on Pinterest, and I signed up for your newsletters.

  14. Lisa Boyer

    I follow you on Facebook and the Country Cook sent me here. I would make Apple Butter or Strawberry Rhubarb jam!

  15. Lisa Boyer

    I would love to have one of these to use for my extended family…a favorite would be apple butter or strawberry jam! I am thankful to the Country Cook for sending me here!

  16. Marvalene Matson

    I just made 75 1/2 pint jars of jelly – the kids all come home to get some! I made strawberry, peach, black raspberry, blackberry, red raspberry, apple & blueberry. I have 6 grandchildren who love jelly toast!

  17. Normie Jean Mareth

    I love making jams and jellies. The Freshtech jam and jelly maker sounds like the answer to a preservers’ prayer! I would make a sweet, hot pepper jelly first, then some exotic combination fruit conserves. Yumm! I would be ecstatic if I won one. Thank you.

  18. Beth

    I’ve made blackberry and peach-nectarine jam in the past. I would love to something with apples and or pumpkin since they’re in season!

  19. SHERRY BOCEK

    Here is the recipe I used in my jam maker: SPICED PEACH JAM
    6C. PEELED CHOPPED PEACHES
    3C. SUGAR
    1TEASPOON CINNAMON
    3 TABLESPOONS LEMON JUICE
    1/2 TEASPOON GROUND CARDAMOM
    1/2 TEASPOON NUTMEG
    MIX ALL INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL. POUR INTO JAM MAKER AND COOK FOR 26 TO 28 MINUTES. LADLE INTO JARS. LET COOL & STORE IN FREEZER.
    THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE JAM! CARDAMOM IS EXPENSIVE, BUT WELL WORTH THE PRICE, AND YOU ONLY NEED A SMALL AMOUNT TO REALLY JAZZ UP THE FLAVOR IN COOKIES, CAKES, PIES WHATEVER YOUR IMAGINATION COMES UP WITH! HOPE YOU ENJOY!

  20. Emily t.

    I added a large strawberry patch to the farm this past spring and I am looking forward to making my own organic strawberry jam. And hopefully having enough jars to sell some at my table at the local farmers market in Nova Scotia, Canada.

  21. emily

    I follow on Twitter already, please let me get my hands on this kitchen gadget so I can start making some cranberry-plum-ginger jam.

  22. Ebony Arnold

    Can I make orange marmalade with it? Because I’m going to pick a bunch of satsumas and that’s what I want to make with it!!! I love canning!

  23. SHERRY BOCEK

    I would to have have a lemon curd recipe for the jam maker. How great would it be to not have to stand @ the stove stirring and stirring and stirring!

  24. Joyce F.

    I would love to have this. I make a varity of jams and jellies but my family begs for my apple butter. This would make things so much eaiser for me.

  25. Diane Ross

    My favorite jam in the whole world – peach with raspberries. Beautiful color, wonderful taste. I give it as holiday gifts, and never have enough!

  26. Paula

    I grew up on a small working farm where my mom would either can or freeze any produce that wasn’t sold. We had a fairly big Midwest family and mom would make enough to last all winter! I miss my mom and this past summer I started canning again. It brought back so many wonderful memories of me sitting in the kitchen working on bushels or quarts of peas, strawberries, beans, or some other wonderful fruit or vegetable fresh from our garden. Thanks for the trip back down memory lane!

  27. Virginia Jones

    I love to make black raspberry jelly. If I had the jelly maker, it would be so much easier. Hope I win. Thank you.
    I signed up and liked on facebook.

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