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Bountiful garden? Preserve fruits and vegetables with the touch of a button

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With spring and summer gardening upon us, the bounty of fruits and vegetables are sure to multiple over the next few months. Often the amount of produce is more than one family can use. What to do with the excess produce so they don’t go to waste? A great solution is home canning to preserve fruits and vegetables for future months.

Many people have an interest in canning fruits and vegetables, but the thought of all the equipment and time involved like how grandma use to do it can seem intimidating. Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball brand home canning products, offers a solution that’s perfect for the home cook, gardener or DIY and entertaining guru.

The Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System is a unique countertop appliance that was designed to take the guesswork and worries out of canning. It enables consumers to auto-preserve freshly made foods with the touch of a button. With patent-pending SmartPRESERVE™ Technology, this appliance automatically senses and constantly monitors time and temperature optimized for each recipe including location altitude. It eliminates the need for stove-top monitoring and simplifies the home canning process for jams, jellies, pickles, fruits, salsas, tomatoes and sauces.

Families will be able enjoy delicious preserved items during the cold winter months when fresh fruits and vegetables may not be readily available. The Home Canning System seals in the freshness from produce picked at its peak.

The process is easy. Just select and prep an Automatic Home Canning System recipe, then put jars into the Auto Canner and press the recipe’s number on the touch pad. The Auto Canner will musically signal when the jars are perfectly preserved, and they are shelf stable for up to one year.

Features include:

  • Pre-heats Ball jars
  • Includes jar lifter, jar rack and removable inner pot for easy cleaning that is also dishwasher safe
  • Includes recipe book with canning recipes and meal inspirations
  • Preserves recipes up to 30% faster
  • Smart Preserve Technology optimizes time, temperature and canning process
  • Features programmed food buttons and recipe buttons to take the guess work out of canning
  • Includes 26 of Ball’s most popular jam, jelly, fruit, pickle, tomato, sauce and salsa recipes with more recipes available online
  • Includes 25 kick-starter recipes for delicious and creative ways to use your freshly-preserved ingredients
  • Includes seven built-in safety features
  • Operates on any surface near an outlet; no stove top required;
  • Holds 6 half pints (8oz), 4 pints (16oz) or 3 quarts (32oz) jars during a batch

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Disclosure: The author received a product sample to assess. All opinions are solely those of the author.