Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker

Rating: 4.6 | 253 Reviews

We want to make it easy for you to create delicious fresh fruit spreads whenever the mood strikes. Whether you’re craving some good old-fashioned strawberry jam to make the perfect PB&J sandwich, or some tangy pepper jelly to dress up your cream cheese and cracker appetizer, we’ve got the tool to help you do it all at home in just 30 minutes or less.

Introducing the new Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker. It uses SmartStir™ Technology to automatically stir your jam or jelly while it cooks so you don’t have to do the guesswork – you just set it and go! Once your jams and jellies are made you can enjoy them right away, freeze them for up to a year or use a simple waterbath canning process to fresh preserve them.

We’re here to help you every step of the way. That’s why our Jam Maker comes complete with a booklet of recipes and tips to help you get started. And don’t forget to check back at because we’ll be posting new recipes that you won’t want to miss.

  1. Step

    Home Canner - Step 1

    Add pectin and fruit to the jam maker…

  2. Step

    Home Canner - Step 2

    …turn on the Jam Maker and add sugar…

  3. Step

    Home Canner - Step 3

    …serve and enjoy your delicious homemade jam!

Product Details


  • Electrical unit which houses the heating element
  • LED display which allows the consumer to control recipe program and time – there are 2 settings: jam and jelly

Cooking Pot

  • Non-stick interior for easy clean up
  • Dishwasher safe

Stirrer – Uniquely designed with SmartStir™ Technology

  • Automatically and consistently stirs while your jam and jelly cooks, providing you freedom from standing over a hot stove
  • No Burning – ensures you will not burn your jam or jelly
  • Dishwasher safe

Glass Lid

  • Used for jam and pepper jelly recipes
  • Dishwasher safe

Recipe Booklet & Manual Booklet

  • A quick start guide with recipes, dual setting buttons, and a non-stick interior make our Jam & Jelly Maker one of the easiest appliances to use in any kitchen.

Here's a favorite to get you started:

Strawberry Jam

You will need:

  • Ball®FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker
  • Crushed strawberries
  • Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin
  • Butter or margarine
  • Granulated sugar


WASH strawberries in cool, running water and drain. Remove stems and hulls. Crush berries one layer at a time using a potato masher…

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View our Instruction Book Guide and learn how to make jam with the Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker.

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Ball® freshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker is rated 4.6202 out of 5 by 258.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Most of the pictures posted have been made with the jam maker, including the Apricot jam which came out beautifully using the peach recipe. I've also made jalapeño cherry, blackberry and raspberry
Date published: 2014-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raspberry Jam Just picked fresh raspberries this am! This is a great product! - Kathy from Ohio
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every batch turns out GREAT! It has been about six months, since I purchased this machine, and I have to say that every single batch has turned out great. So far that all time fave is Blueberry/Lime jam, everyone keeps telling me that I should sell this jam. This machine takes out all the stress and cooking, so I can get the jars ready for canning. So easy to use, and I love canning more than ever, thanks to this wonderful machine. Even in the off seasons, just take some frozen fruit and away you go. My other family fave is the hot pepper jam, wonderful, and again so easy to make. Love the fact people think that I spend hours, over a hot stove cooking my jam, when I have this wonderful machine. Clean up is so easy, wash in hot soapy water, or the dishwasher, and you are ready to go for the next batch.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my second year to use my Jam Jelly Maker, I LOVE IT, yes small batches, but that works for me, I have used other fruits than there are recipes for and adjusted the recipe, and it has worked out every time, the ONLY time I had a overflow was when I forgot to add the butter. I love walking away and letting it do all the work. The only change I would ask for is more recipes that were tried and proven by the company. I have not wasted any fruit, pepper jelly recipe is great, I've used muscadine, peaches, blue berries, black berries, fig, persimmons, apple, pear. I would consider the electric pressure cooker but it is to expensive. I've have gotten money money worth from this machine.
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my jam maker! I bought the jam maker for my birthday. I am new to jam making and have had trouble getting jam to set with the stovetop method. I LOVE the jam maker -- it is so easy to use. My jam has turned out every time I've tried it. I can make one batch of jam, including water bath canning and clean up, in about an hour. I also love that it makes small batches. That way I can just pick up fruit on sale at the market and make a small batch without having to commit the time and effort to make a lot. This might be too simplistic for experienced canners, but for me, this is a solution! Great product!
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not well executed.... This excited me when I first got it... Now, not so much. First, the recipes are to be no more than four cups of sugar, all my recipes are larger than the maximum size allowed in the jelly maker... It boils over with all but the smallest recipes. The provided screw for the knob is too short, and I had to go buy a longer one, cutting it to the length needed because the one is too short, and the next size available is to long! Finally, the third time I used it, the power unit shorted and no longer works. I sent them the unit under warranty today, so I hope the response will be fast and appropriate. I have no reason to doubt they will replace it.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! It is so simple to use and easy to clean up. I have made nearly 50 jars of Jalapeno' jelly's this summer, peach and strawberry flavored. I even attempted salsa from a recipe in the Ball Canning Book made half the recipe and it worked great. I am a fan! Wish there were more recipe's but from your basics use you imagination and the jelly's are endless. I pantry is full!!!
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product! This has made making jam SO EASY! It is so much better than the stovetop method and is foolproof! The only reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because for many of the recipes it asks you to take storebought fruit juice to make jam (i.e. buy apple juice to make apple jelly----is there really no way I can use real apples?). REALLY?! Doesn't that completely undermine the fact that I want to use NATURAL ingredients from my garden! But the actual product is fantastic!
Date published: 2014-06-13
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