Ball® FreshTECH™ Automatic Home Canning System
Ball’s most popular canning recipes come pre-programmed for perfect results every time. To use, simply place filled jars into the auto canner, press the corresponding recipe number and wait—the auto canner signals when the jars are perfectly preserved and shelf stable. Uses up to 85% less water than traditional water-bath canning and preserves recipes up to 30% faster.
- Manufacturer: Ball
- Model: 116852
- Includes: Unit, jar rack and lifter, user manual/recipe book
- Material: Metal, plastic, glass
- Care: Wipe base clean. Inner pot and jar rack are dishwasher safe
- Use: Follow all instructions carefully
- Dimensions: 15.6" x 15.2" x 13"
- Capacity: 3 quart jars, 4 pint jars, or 6 half-pint jars
- Warranty: 1-year warranty
- Made in China
- No stovetop required—operates with any grounded wall outlet (designed to North American specifications)
- Easy-to-read LED display panel and touchpad for recipe selection
- Temperature, altitude and time sensors ensure perfect preservation every time
- Seven built-in safety features encourage correct operation and help prevent mistakes
- Preheats jars for faster canning
- Hinged, locking lid for safe, easy access
- Jar rack keeps jars from coming into contact with the bottom of the pot
- Included jar lifter makes placing and removing jars a snap
- Comes with 26 popular jam, jelly, fruit, pickle, tomato, sauce and salsa recipes, with more available online
So if you are a beginner and only plan on small batches this is something to consider. I think the book said you can use the canner immediately after a batch, just dump old water bath out and refill to heat more jars for canning.
8 months ago
Questions & Answers
Since the machine holds a limited amount of jars compared to traditional water canning bath method, how long before you can start another batch? For example, you're canning pickles, you do your first batch, then you want to do another. I generally try to do 8 jars of everything that I'm canning. I always use either wide-mouth quart or pint jars for whatever I'm doing (except jam, of course). I'm considering buying it, but trying to justify price. Is it worth the price? Thank you
Meat sauce would have to be pressure canner canned. This is not a pressure canner.
The recipes provided are preprogrammed into the appliance. Your own cannot be used as they are not part of the canner's presets.
We taste tested and they both taste very much the same. They look pretty much the same also etc. I am unhappy with the number of recipes that are available for this machine. The booklet says that you are developing more recipes. Where are they? Therefore, I tested my own recipe. My suggestion is that this person find a recipe for dilly beans and try it in the canner. Do a small batch and see how it goes. Please let me know when you are going to develop more recipes. We have a huge garden and plan to do lots of canning this summer and fall. I want to get my money's worth out of this lovely machine. thanks
I applied this coupon to the purchase of the canning system.
• Regular mouth works best for pourable foods such as jams, jellies, salsas and sauces.
• Wide mouth works best for larger foods that need a wider mouth for filling, such as tomatoes, pickles and fruits.
Although the most popular jar sizes are featured in the manual, other Ball®, Kerr® and Golden Harvest™ Glass Preserving Jars can also be used with this appliance.