Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on by me on behalf of Ball Canning. I was given one Jam Maker to review. All opinions and statements are mine.
Fall is in the air people…and this makes me a bit giddy. The kids are back in school and the last couple of days have been rainy and cool here. So what was a gal to do? Make some Strawberry Jam.
I was recently contacted by Ball to see if I would be interested in reviewing and giving away one of their Jam Makers. I love making Jam and usually make some every fall for my family. So, of course I was intrigued in testing this Jam Maker out.
I have to say that I was super pleased with the design of the Jam Maker and how easy it was to use. It really couldn’t be any simpler and I thought it worked extremely well. There are three different ways you can choose to prepare your Jam or Jelly…
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1. to use immediately and store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks
2. to freeze as a freezer jam
3. to cook and then prepare in a canner so that you can store in on a shelf for later use
I decided to go with the third option and see how well it worked for making Jam that I could save for later use. The Jam Maker cooked the Jam till it was piping hot and I prepared my jars as directed.
The Jam took 21 minutes to cook and then filled two 16 oz. Ball Blue Heritage Vintage Jars perfectly. I then finished cooking them in a canner bath. The Jam jars sealed perfectly.
The Jam Maker really made it so simple and easy. I am excited to make some other Jams with it and am thinking that Peach Jam is next on my list.
The Jam Maker does not make a large batch, but was perfect for making a smaller batch of Jam. I think it would be perfect for someone who is new to canning and may be nervous to learn how on their own. You really can’t make a mistake with this Jam Maker. It takes all the guess work out of the jamming process.
And? The Jam tastes so much better than the store bought versions…Like SO much better!
Well…Guess what? One lucky Idea Room Reader is also going to get a chance to win their very own Ball Jam Maker!!
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Be sure to come back as I will be sharing the fun Strawberry Jam labels I made later on in another post and if you follow me on Instagram (@theidearoom), we will be having a simultaneous BONUS giveaway…you might want to check it out…just saying!
Update 9.15.2013–You can download the Strawberry Jam Labels now along with Labels for Peach, Raspberry, and Grape Jams/Jellies.
And since we are talking Jam…what type of Jam or Jelly is your favorite?
*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on by me on behalf of Ball Canning. I was given one Jam Maker to review. All opinions and statements are mine.
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