27 litre Electric Fruit Preserver & Jam Maker £39.99 @ Lidl from 10/6/2010 - HotUKDeals
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* For preserving or pickling fruit and vegetables or making delicious home-made jams and marmalades
* Enamelled steel casing, non-stick inner coating and heat-insulated handles
* With dispensing tap, integrated cable storage in base and non-slip feet
* Capacity (L): 27
* Capacity for up to 14 x 1L jars on 2 levels
* Adjustable temperature from 30°C - 100°C
* Suitable for heating or keeping beverages warm
* 1800 watt
* 3 year manufacturer's warranty
* Contents & accessories not included
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#1
OMG I sooooooooo love this.....didn't even know they existed
#2
hodgester
OMG I sooooooooo love this.....didn't even know they existed


Ditto, I would love to make jam, I just can't be doing with the traditional way of making it. I will get one, if it's carp I'll take it back.
#3
27 litres of JAM!!!!!

now all i need is a massive rice pudding maker.
#4
macgyvers child
27 litres of JAM!!!!!

now all i need is a massive rice pudding maker.


You actually made me burst out laughing and choke! :lol:
banned#5
macgyvers child
27 litres of JAM!!!!!

now all i need is a massive rice pudding maker.


:-D
#6
You could probably make the cost of the machine back plus more by selling home made jam at extortionate prices like they do at Farmers markets. Home made jam is much more yummy than the stuff that pretends to be jam at the supermarkets.

Great product but too many kitchen gadgets to justify it - heated
#7
I make my own jam. Anyone know how this works, or how it might be better than "normal" way?
Thanks.
#8
interesting gadget as I'm going to have a lot of fruit this year but a bit big unless you're making it to sell. The tefal one can apparently be used to make rice pudding too.......see below

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tefal-MJ701134-VitaFruit-Jam-Maker/dp/B0024NL6TA/ref=sr_1_1/275-5214126-1457648?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1275637956&sr=8-1
#9
rehydrated
I make my own jam. Anyone know how this works, or how it might be better than "normal" way?
Thanks.



[SIZE="4"]I think a lot of the previous posts are misunderstanding what this thing is about.[/SIZE] :?

"Go to deal" and click on the little picture within the big picture.
Jars inside, standing on a rack, up to their necks in water.


Its not for cooking jam - you need to heat jam above 100C to get to setting point - its for preserving jam (and pickles, etc).
I reckon its for the stage when you heat the full jars before fastening down the tops, thereby ensuring a 'vacuum' (or more accurately a reduced air pressure) in the jar above the jam - you know how the lids of commercial jams spring/click/flex upward once the 'vacuum has been released'?

The Tefal thing (linked above) is for cooking the jam - this is about bottling the jam/pickle/whatever.




Its a damn useful bit of kit -- but it ain't what people have been thinking it is!

It might be very useful to home brewers, beekeepers, 'sous vide' cooks ;-), and as a hot drink/hot water/tea urn -- as which it is pretty keenly priced. (I think - but can't see properly from the pictures - that the heating element is "concealed" under the floor of the water chamber (which is ideal for stuff like brewing a beer wort).


But please don't go pouring strawberries and sugar into it, thinking that jam is going to come out of that tap ... :whistling:
#10
wdh
[B][SIZE="4"] that the heating element is "concealed" under the floor of the water chamber (which is ideal for stuff like brewing a beer wort)


It's similar to the Brupacks boiler that costs £150 http://www.leylandhomebrew.com/item595.htm
#11
padair
It's similar to the Brupacks boiler that costs £150 http://www.leylandhomebrew.com/item595.htm


Isn't it just! :-D
How convenient that the capacity should be SO well judged for a 'standard' 40 pint batch!

And I note that there's a hop strainer, sold separately by Leyland that should fit the back of the tap ...


This thing is HOT -- but NOT for COOKING jam !!!! :thumbsup:
#12
It does say for making jam.
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It does indeed mention jam-making -- and it could be used in the making of jam, but at the bottling stage, not the jam-cooking stage.

It won't make jam for you.

Compare it with the Tefal machine (Amazon link above) which does make jam.
This has ten times the capacity and costs less than half.
This has no stirrer, no timer, and a maximum temperature of 100C.
Its a totally different type of tool.
And it won't make jam for you, sorry.


As happens occasionally with Lidl's marketing dept, things sometimes get translated strangely.
And this one would be hard to translate unless you actually understand what the thing is. And I'm not certain Lidl's marketing people do.
IMHO they'd do much better selling it primarily as a tea urn.
Suitable for heating or keeping beverages warm



Note how the capacity is described in terms of JARS
Capacity for up to 14 x 1L jars on 2 levels
this 27 litre container isn't for 27 litres of jam - its for up to 14 big JARS of jam/pickle/whatever.

This is being offered as a waterbath for bottling.
You'd get an idea of what its for from here http://www.allotment.org.uk/allotment_foods/bottling-canning/Bottling-Canning-Methods.php
Note also that this week Lidl are also offering clip-seal jars,though they are not claiming they are pukka preserving jars.
The americans go in for pressure "canning" putting their 'mason' jars (we use Kilner or Le Parfait) inside a big scary pressure cooker. But this is 'just' a water bath.

This thing is very useful indeed.
But its not a total jam-making solution! (Unless you fancy trying to make jam in a tea urn ... )
#14
It's not what I thought it was then and isn't for me now. I was all excited when I saw it too. Thanks for the info, rep given.
#15
simate
It's not what I thought it was then and isn't for me now. I was all excited when I saw it too.



Sorry if I've disappointed you !

Thinking about it, one could say it was for "fruit preserves" and someone has probably 'improved' that translation to "jams".



If you were wanting it for pasteurising fruit juices, you could pay £170 for it ... http://www.vigopresses.co.uk/store/product_info.php?cPath=54_112&products_id=389&osCsid=1f2c2ec4460afdb2e8de6fddddb68b07
Worth looking at what they think you can do with it.
OK, so for the extra £130 you do get a timer ... :thinking:

Seriously, this thing is CHEAP for what it is, even if it isn't what people first thought it was ...
#16
I have bought one There is a recipe for strawberry jam in the instrucion book. Strawberrys and sugar 1 to 1 left overnight then into jars which you put in the jam maker for 25 mins! Are you saying that this wont work?
#17
This is the first time I have been dissappointed with a buy from Lidl..This is defineltly NOT for making jam!!!!
Dont be deceived,,,,,
Have just lost 6 kilos of strawberries and as much sugar!!

Tried it both ways ..by putting the fruit in and adding sugar...not!!

And by following the recipe in the booklet...if you add the ratio of sugar to fruit and put into bowls overnight and then bottle(only two thirds mind) you are left with a bowl of syrupy sugar.

Having put it on for the required time, single layer, there was undissolved sugar left in the bottom....
Its going BACK......

Total waste of money and my time....

I agree..better sold as a tea urn!!
#18
Forget Jams, this is a fantastic water bath (sous vide) cooker the temperature gauge is spot on and costs £250 to buy
so £40 is a cheep alternative, and you can fit a whole turkey in as well

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