Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System

Rating: 3.4 | 24 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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FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System is rated 3.4167 out of 5 by 24.
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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the Farmers Market Girl My husband bought this for me about a month ago. I have done some serious canning, but these days I mostly stick to jams, tomatoes, and salsa. This has been perfect for me. So far I have made about 30 jars of jam and about 8 jars of the Italian tomatoes. I really love the fact that you can actually leave the kitchen during the canning process.
Date published: 2014-06-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I was hoping for I have an electric pressure cooker for cooking and at first I was excited but upon reading about this it is not what I was expecting. An electric gadget for just a couple types of canning items is a waste of valuable storage real estate. An electric canner capable of both water bath and pressure techniques and will hold more jars would be an awesome product that any serious home canner would snap up. I am still waiting for such a product. Hint, hint.
Date published: 2014-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love it, but... This machine is great. I've been using a lot, albeit with my own versions of the recipes. ie, i made MY bread and butter pickles, not the recipe provided, and used the same recipe program. I simply am not going to buy seasoning mixes and spice blends from Ball when I can make my own. The recipe book is a blatant branding attempt. I don't NEED your pectin. I don't NEED your pickling spice. Or even YOUR brand of salt. Stop trying to make it seem like canning/preserving is impossible without your products. Also, it would be nice on a future model to have a "custom" option to be able to input your own time/temp settings to be able to be completely free to preserve whatever you want. I have a lot of different produce growing in my garden and a lot of it can't be preserved in this machine as is simply because I don't know what temps the presets are set for. For those items, I have to use my water bath system.
Date published: 2014-07-23
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 1 out of 5 by from size I would be happier if it was larger -- canning only 3 quarts at time, makes for longer days in the kitchen canning, harder to keep jars hot and product hot -- need a larger canner to be able to process 6 - 7 quarts as in the water bath canner -- I can't avoid to purchase two of these! For my large family a larger canner is needed -- waste of time and money if you do a lot of canning
Date published: 2014-07-02
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