Ball® Preserving Starter Pack Ball® Preserving Starter Pack

Ball® Preserving Starter Pack

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Ball® Preserving Starter Pack

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Product Features

  • Easily transform fresh produce into preserves
  • Includes everything you need to get started
  • Ideal for beginners or small batches
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Lakeland 3 year guarantee included
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Ball® Preserving Starter Pack

Product number: 70509

If you’re thinking about giving home preserving or jam making a go, this set from Ball Preserve Starter Kit has everything you need to get you started making your own jams, chutneys and preserves.

Containing glass jars, a preserving rack and a lifting tool, this set has everything you need to turn fresh produce from your garden or the supermarket into your own homemade, vacuum-sealed jams, pickles and chutneys. If you’re new to the world of preserving, the included instruction booklet will guide you through the batch-making process in three easy steps. Compact in size, it is easy to pack away and store, making it suitable for even the smallest of kitchens. For added convenience, it has dishwasher safe parts for easy cleaning.

Perfect on your morning slice of toast, or an accompaniment with afternoon tea, homemade preserves also make the perfect gift for friends and family, if you can resist eating them all yourself.

Set Includes:

Preserving rack, jar-lifting tool, bubble-removing tool and 4 x 240ml glass jars with lids and bands plus instructions and recipes for strawberry jam, orange marmalade and basic tomato sauce.

About Ball

Beginning its life as a glass manufacturing company in late-19th century America, Ball has grown to establish itself as a world-renowned market leader in home preserving and jam making. Their range of glass jars, lids, labels and setting agents make turning your own produce into fruity, zingy preserves as quick, easy and efficient a process as possible.

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Customer rating: 3.5
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"Okay product"

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I bought this a month ago. It doesn't contain the magnetic lid lifter which probably would have completed this pack. The tongs used to lift the jars out of the water are a bit temperamental. I used it a couple of times and the heat from the water made the plastic skew at the end of the jar lifter and the holders fell off. Probably wouldn't purchase again.

"Great product"

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I used this for the first time when making strawberry jam last week. I did watch the video on the Ball web site which gives a few extra useful tips. All my jars sealed perfectly. I removed the rings as advised but wonder if I should replace them on the jars being given as gifts to give people a way of closing the jars once they've broken the seal.

"Good value starter pack"

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I bought the pack because I want to try proper water bath preserving, and I'm pleased with the contents. I haven't used it yet but the various components seem well made, and the jars look lovely. The air bubble remover tool has a clever gauge at one end to easily measure the headspace at the top of the filled jars. There's a leaflet in the box with three recipes, and then you are directed to a UK web address for further recipes, and here's the only disappointment: all the recipes on the website are in American cups! It's a shame that, for UK cooks, they haven't been converted into metric.

"A good set, shame about jar lifter"

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I bought this as wanted to venture into canning. The set is very good, excellent basket and the jars are attractive and a useful size. The funnel is good and helps stop drips on the outside of the jars and the magnetic lid lifter is also good. The only problem is the jar lifter, having used it 3 times, I noticed a shiney bit on the inside of the round area where the jars make contact. On closer inspection, the plastic coating has split. This will make it difficult if not impossible to safely grab hold of hot jars if the metal is in contact. I was very disappointed as Ball has good reputation.

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