Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System

Rating: 3.6 | 84 Reviews

The Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System is all about taking the guesswork out of canning. It’s made with SmartPRESERVE™ technology, a suite of sensors that control the time and temperature needed to can popular Ball® recipes all on its own. These recipes are preprogrammed into the appliance, so we can guarantee your food will be perfectly preserved every time!

Automatic Home Canners vs. Traditional Water Bath Canners

  • Preserves recipes up to 30% faster.
  • Uses up to 60% less energy.
  • Uses up to 85% less water.
  • Will automatically adjust for altitude.

Let's Get Canning!

  1. Step

    Home Canner - Step 1

    Select and prep an Automatic Home Canner recipe.

  2. Step

    Home Canner - Step 2

    Put jars into Auto Canner and press the recipe's number on the touch pad.

  3. Step

    Home Canner - Step 3

    That's it! Your Auto Canner will chime when your food has been perfectly preserved. Jars are shelf-stable for up to a year.

Home Canner Details

  • Preserve produce for season-fresh flavor all year long
  • Features the 118-page "Everyday Canning" Recipe Book and Meal Creations Guide
    • Includes 26 of our most popular jam, jelly, fruit, pickle, tomato, sauce and salsa recipes
    • Includes 25 creative meal-planning ideas to help share your fresh preserved ingredients with friends and family
  • We're always working out new recipes to add to, so head here to see what else you can preserve!
  • Pre-heats jars
  • No stove top required! It'll operate on any surface where there's a power outlet.
  • User Manual
  • 1-year limited warranty
AutoCanner Diagram

Product Details


  • Safe to touch when in use
  • Electrical unit that houses the heating element
  • Touch pad for recipe selection
  • LED display panel
  • Hinged, locking lid

Jar rack

  • Keeps jars from touching the bottom of the pot.
  • Removable
  • Dishwasher safe

SmartPRESERVE Technology

  • Temperature, altitude, and time sensors assure perfect preservation

Inner pot

  • Jar capacity: 3 quarts, or 4 pints, or 6 half-pints.
  • Removable
  • Dishwasher safe

Premium jar lifter

  • Safely place and remove jars

Recipe Booklet and Owner's Manual

  • 26 popular home canning recipes and 25 meal-planning ideas
  • More recipes available here, with more being added all the time
Edison Awards 2014 Nominee

Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System is proud to be a 2014 Edison Award Nominee! It's truly an honor to be counted among the most innovative products and services of the year.

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Ball® freshTECH Automatic Home Canning System is rated 3.5952 out of 5 by 84.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes canning so easy and simple. I have had this product for less than a week, and I am totally in love with it. I have made Salsa, Pasta Sauce, Dill Pickles, Jams, and Apple Butter; all in less than a week. Love the fact that you don't have to stand over a hot stove, with a massive pot of boiling water, you can actually just set it and walk away. Sure it doesn't make massive amounts of canned goods, but that works just fine for me. I don't need 15 jars of jams, or pickles. Yes I will admit it's pretty steep in price, but I see it as an investment, and considering how much I am enjoying it now, I say it was worth the cost.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little device This is my second season using the machine. Previously I've used a large pressure canner. I've had no issues and do multiple batches back to back. I've already put up 8 pints of peach jam, 8 pints of pear jam, 16 pints of peppers, 16 pints & 11 quarts of pickles, 19 quarts of tomatoes, 8 pints of bruschetta, 3 quarts of peaches & 3 quarts of pears with a lot yet to go. I like that I can put a batch in & start another batch and the first will be finished when I'm ready with the next batch. So far so good. I only wish that there was an approximate time table for all the different settings to help with planning the timing between batches.
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Product My husband purchased me the Home Canning System and the Jam and Jelly maker. I love both of them. It makes canning so easy and I had no issues with either of the products. I have made: Raspberry Jam, Blackberry Jam, Strawberry Jam, Apricot Jam and Pickles in less time than it normally takes. I would recommend these product to anyone who loves canning. It is so much easier and takes so much less room and time.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good for simple, one time canners This machine was on the top of my wish list for Christmas (2013). When I received it I was estatic. Using it has been another story. It seems to work wonderfully for one time a day. If you try to use it twice in a row it need hours of time inbetween to cool and reset to be used again, otherwise is errors out in the middle of the second sesson every time. It is disappointing that its not good for production as canning is something we do to preserve big batches of veggies from our garden. I could of contined to to can with a big water bath vs. having a 300.00 machine thats useless after the first bath.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Brand spanking new disappointment Open my brand new out of box today & in middle of 2nd batch all the power shut off on the machine - went to check the power source and everything's plugged in correctly. A couple minutes later, error E10 came on & refer to manual. The manual said "loss of power" - no kidding, it shut off! Previous reviewer also report same problem - cannot can a 2nd batch, apparently. I did not lose electrical power in my house, I live alone & do not have any electrical problems & everything on the same circuit don't shut off. Terribly disappointed. I called the toll free number, but they're eastern time & already closed, it's 2:00 pacific time.
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This makes canning even more fun! This is the second year that I have used this product, and I absolutely love it! No, this isn't a pressure canner for low-acid products, and I knew this from the get-go. Yesterday, I made 12 half-pints of fresh berry jam. I did this in two batches, and I had absolutely no problem with this system. Lately, I've begun to enjoy small batch canning, since there are only two of us and I don't have a huge garden. Sanitizing my jars, and pressure canning my jams, jellies and pickles is not only more efficient-- I really appreciate not having to use so much water and gas to heat up my big canning pot. Love this!
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ball Fresh Tech Auto Canner This canner is perfect for someone that does not do a lot of canning. I have a backyard garden. I may only have 3 to 4 quarts worth of ripe vegetables at a time. Then in another week, I have another batch. I've used the canner for tomato juice, tomato sauce, dilly beans, and a pineapple mango pepper jelly so far. I would still like to do salsa, tomatoes, and applesauce. I think the canner is pricey, but it really was perfect for me. It doesn't heat up the kitchen like hot water bath canning does. I do wish there were more recipes to pick from. I'd love to make my own pizza sauce. You are not able to use recipes other than those Ball provides for the canner. Because of the price and the limited number of recipes I only gave the canner 4 stars instead of 5.
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Energy & Time vs Capacity & Recipes This product comes with excitement and disappointment... the excitement comes from it's energy efficiency and how little water it uses compared to the water bath method. And the kitchen doesn't get so warm/humid. I also love that I can "set it and forget it" - I'm able to go do other things and not be tied to the kitchen watching jars boil. As for the disappointment - I wish it held more jars - 4pt/3qt - is not enough. I also was disappointed by the lack of recipes available for use with the machine. I would ask that more recipes become available more quickly - especially those already in the Ball Blue Book Guide and those already so close in process to the ones available. If it were also a pressure canner - it would make it even more cost effective and versatile for the home canner.
Date published: 2014-07-21
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