Monday, July 18, 2011

Ball Discovery Canning Kit Review and Giveaway...

Congrats to Annette!


We recently had the chance to review the Ball Discovery Canning Kit!

About the kit:
"The Ball® Canning Discovery™ Kit provides an easy and affordable way to start canning in just three simple steps. This kit is designed to demystify the home canning process and make fresh preserving accessible, for even the most novice canner. Whether a person has limited kitchen space or looks to preserve a handful of fresh produce from the farmer’s market, the kit offers a beginner’s approach to small-batch canning."

What we thought: This kit was really great for a beginner canner.  We have a local farmer's market that has super great deals on fruits and veggies that are nearing the point of overripe and we have been talking about stocking up on these deals for a while now.  So far we had only gotten things we could freeze for use at a later date, but that meant we passed up on some pretty awesome deals on things that couldn't be frozen or eaten in a few days after purchase.  Now that we have the Ball Discovery Canning Kit we won't have to do miss out any any great deals!  One particular thing we use a lot of is tomatoes.  Whether in sauces or salsas, we go through a lot of them.  We were excited to try this canning kit on a batch of B's famous salsa and it couldn't have been easier.  The kit is three steps...prep your jars, make your recipe and preserve.  Easy peasy!  I was a little intimidated at first, but this couldn't have been simpler and it was fairly quick too!  Of course, this was what is considered "small batch" canning, but perfect for our needs of saving 2-3 jars of something at a time.  You can of course buy additional jars and lids and can as much as you'd like:)  The Ball website can help you through the process with helpful tips, recipes and plenty of information on what to can and when to can it.  ABCD Diaries gives the Ball Discovery Canning Kit an A+!


Buy It: Find the Discovery Canning Kit for only $11.95 at Ball!
Win It: Ball has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader a Discovery Canning Kit! To enter, follow our blog via GFC and comment below.
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Giveaway ends Monday, August 1, 2011 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:) No PO Boxes.



Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a canning kit for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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