New Technology Makes Canning Super Easy!


Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® brand home canning products, today announced the first-of-its-kind appliance revolutionizing the fresh preserving process, the Ball FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System. This unique counter-top appliance takes the guesswork out of the home canning process and enables consumers to auto-preserve freshly made foods with the push of a button, using up to 30% less time, 60% less energy (enough to power more than 100 average American homes in a year) and 85% less water (enough for 14 average American homes in a year) when compared to traditional water bath canning methods.


The innovative appliance simplifies the home canning process of preserving your favorite fresh produce into jams, jellies, pickles, fruits, salsas, tomatoes, sauces and more. With patent-pending SmartPRESERVE™ Technology, an energy efficient hybrid technology that automatically senses and constantly monitors time and temperature and adjusts for altitude, the appliance eliminates the need for stove-top monitoring providing valuable time savings for home canners. The appliance uses dual temperature sensors and seven built-in safety features to ensure foods are processed at the correct temperature every time for safe, shelf-stable storage for up to a year.

“As a chef, my passion is to reconnect Americans to fresh and seasonal food by making things like cooking and canning less intimidating,” said Bravo’s Top Chef judge and James Beard award-winning chef, Hugh Acheson. “I love that the FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System makes it easier than ever for people to preserve produce that can be used as the building blocks for thousands of homemade meals made with fresh and seasonal foods.”

Inspired by food enthusiasts, the FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System was developed by the Fresh Preserving experts at Jarden Home Brands in consultation with food scientists, preservation specialists and key opinion leaders at leading universities and co-op extensions.

The FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System comes with its own set of tested and approved recipes to guarantee the best result each time. Developed specifically for use in the appliance, each recipe works with the appliance’s technology to ensure the proper pH and temperature are achieved to guarantee the best result each time. The “Everyday Canning Recipe Booklet and Meal Creations Guide” that accompanies each appliance contains a variety of the most popular fresh preserving recipes as well as meal creations ideas that show users how to enjoy their produce in delicious recipes all year long. In addition, the website,, will showcase an ongoing collection of additional, free home canning recipes developed specifically for the appliance, giving users even more ways to enjoy their FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System.

“The FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System is ideal for beginner home canners looking to easily preserve their favorite seasonal produce from their home gardens, farmers markets or CSA shares,” said Chris Carlisle, Vice President of Marketing at Jarden Home Brands. “With the holiday season upon us, the appliance makes the perfect gift for the foodie on your list allowing them to make jams, jellies, sauces and more to share with friends and family year round.”

The FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System is the second appliance developed by Jarden Home Brands for the Ball home canning brand. Its first appliance, the FreshTECH Automatic Jam and Jelly Maker, turns fresh fruits into delicious jams and jellies in less than 30 minutes. The FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System is available online now at www.FreshPreservingStore.comand beginning December 19 at and retails for approximately $299. Those interested in learning more about the appliance or Ball brand home canning products can visit

About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, and Yankee Candle®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #383 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit

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