Ball® freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multicooker


Ball® freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multicooker

Ball® freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multicooker


Item #1034047

Replace your old, stovetop water bath canner with the Ball® 21-qt. freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multi-Cooker, which can be used anywhere there’s a power outlet. Not only is this electric water bath canner 20 percent more energy efficient than traditional stovetop methods for canning, you’ll free up valuable space on your cooktop for other cooking tasks. This canner accommodates large batch canning, fitting 7 quart jars or 8 pint jars comfortably at one time. The ingenious drain spout on the exterior allows you to drain directly into the sink or empty water into a smaller container - no need to worry about moving gallons of hot water at the end of the canning process. The drain spout also enables this item to be used as an electric beverage urn, perfect for dispensing hot tea, cider or cocoa at your next party.


Cook up a storm without using the stove, by conveniently using this electric cooker to steam, simmer, boil, or blanch. It can be used as a stockpot for pastas, soups, and stews, or as a steamer for vegetables and seafood. Heat-resistant rubber-coated handles on the cooker and lid offer a comfortable non-slip grip. The tight-fitting glass lid allows you to monitor the cooking process without losing heat and moisture. The base is detachable for easy cleaning and conveniently nests inside the cooker for more compact storage. The spiral-bound recipe book takes you from canning to fresh chicken noodle soup.



  • Electric Water Bath Canner + Multi-Cooker unit
  • Tempered Glass Lid
  • Steaming/Canning Jar Rack
  • Recipe Book



  • Large 21-quart capacity Jar capacity:
  • 7 quarts or 8 pints
  • One simple dial controls temperature
  • Uses 20% less energy than stovetop
  • Removable canning jar rack keeps jars from touching the bottom of the pot
  • Multi-cooker/steamer for pastas, soups, vegetables, and seafood
  • Tempered glass lid allows you to monitor food and keep moisture in
  • Easy-drain spigot for simple draining
  • Great way to serve hot beverages using the spigot
  • Non-slip, heat-resistant handles are comfortable and easy to grip
  • Detachable base nests for easy storage and cleaning
  • Dishwasher safe lid and steaming/canning jar rack


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Ball® freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multicooker is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 122.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Watch out for spewing water! I bought this electric canner after using it in a Master Food Preserver course. It works great and is a great addition to a stovetop canner if you are canning large quantities. But buyer beware if you are canning quart jars. DO NOT fill the canner up to the "Max Fill Line"--which covers quart jars. I made that mistake and my countertop and cabinets were covered in water that spewed out the front and back of the canner. If you turn the canner heat down the rolling boil stops and you obviously don't want that.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I bought this two years ago with high hopes of not needing to use my stove for a hot water bath and to not heat up the house quite so much. The first summer I used it, it was great!! It kept a rolling boil all the time and I had not troubles at all with it. Last summer it worked good for the first couple of batches I did but then it would quit boiling midway through my cycle of, so I resorted back to my stove to finish out. This year, I am in the middle of canning pickles and I had to resort back to my stove again. I do 1-2 bushel of pickles and a bushel of tomatoes too. For that I spent on this, I would like to think that it would last for years and not cause trouble. I seen that you could order a base as a replacement part and it is not available online from Ball but they said to go to Walmart and I did that and no luck. I was hoping this would be an inexpensive try to get it back to full working order so I could use this without having to worry. No such luck!!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenient, reliable and easy to use I’ve had the canner for a year and a half and have used it countless times. Today I made Pineapple, mango, peach salsa using one of the prepackaged spice packs I picked up at Walmart on clearance. I’ve never had a problem setting the pot on the base, I just do it carefully and make sure to align everything and press firmly with the handles to seat it. My home has very hard water so I use two tablespoons of vinegar in the canner water AFTER all the jars are filled, lidded and in the pot to cut deposits on the jars and in the pot. I do get build up of calcium at the bottom of the pot so after three uses or so I soak paper towels in vinegar and the deposits come off easily. Using the spigot to drain the pot is a no brainer. I use a thick wood cutting board under the pot to raise it up higher than the edge of my sink. With the spigot hanging over the edge there is enough clearance to drain it. If I don’t get it close enough to clear the edge I wedge a cookie sheet, plate or similar item under the spigot to carry the water down. I use bbq tongs to loosen the plug if the water is still hot. All in all I am really happy with it. I too have a glass cooktop and am reluctant to use it for canning as all of my large canning pots don’t meet the stove manufacturer specs for glass top use. I bought a green, plastic multi jar size rack (Amazon) to put on the bottom instead of using the included wire rack which I found to be unstable. I’ve also collected all types of canning jars and tools at thrift stores so I’m never lacking in the proper equipment.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Canner - Amazing and easy to use I bought this as it looked much easier than having on the stove. I also have a glass cooktop. This year is my first attempt at canning, amd anytime a new fruit is in season...,I get all giddy....more canning! I wish I would have found this item before as now that I have started canning, I am now addicted. This product does everything I could ask for! Keeping jars sterilized in the water, and then getting to full roll boil in a few minutes. Thanks to this canner, I will be a canner for life. It took away the fear I had with doing it on the stove in regular canner. Raspberry season now! Go out and splurge on this, you won't regret it! I have 2 teen boys that eat a lot, and knowing I will have canned goods for the winter (yummy strawberries), my grocery bills will be less! I also have had no issues with the unit whatsoever, but I do notice white buildup on the inside and on the bottom. No biggie. Love, love LOVE!
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So very disappointed I had very high hopes for this water bath canner. The ability to free up the stove so we can pressure can on it and still be able to can using a water bath canner would expedite the hours and hours of canning we do. We grow things faster than we are able to can. Having to wait and take turns on the stove using one method and then the other is our bottle neck in production. That’s why we where so excited to move water bath canning to the counter. We unpacked and followed directions to cleaning the first time and then using. The first batch of quart size jars bathing tomatoe juice went awesome...then we swapped to pints of diced tomatoes in the next batch and things went from good to bad. The second batch started out great. 20 minutes into a 45 minute canning cycle the unit shut off...we tried turning the unit off and back on then unplugging and replugging into a different wall outlet with no change. The green power indicator light stayed on but the unit quit boiling water. What a huge let down! Thankfully a chat to a Amazon rep and we are being sent a replacement. Now my next concern is will the new unit work correctly? Time will any case I will be updating this review as the story with the new replacement unfolds.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs different rack on bottom I love my new electric water bath canner but it has one flaw, the rack you put the jars on is thin and not very sturdy. The rack should be heavier metal and it would really be helpful if it had dividers to hold the jars steadier so they don’t touch or fall over. Two racks would be perfect, one for jelly size jars and one for larger jars so you could maximize your loads when hot water bathing.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cooler in my kitchen I bought this canner from another store and I love it so much. Water bath canning is so much simpler and cooler. My stove would put out so much heat that my auto-fan would come on all the time. This canner holds as many jars as my stove top water bath. I am ordering two of these for my daughter and daughter-in-law. Great product.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good product I bought this because I have a glass top stove. It has worked well for everything I have made. It's really big and heavy when filled, geared to people canning in quart jars. I mostly do jams and jellies. It would be great to see Ball create a smaller version for 'hobby canning'.
Date published: 2017-11-11
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