Make Your Own Preserves


It is that time of the year when there are lots of delicious fruits available and you might have seen your friends or someone you follow on social media doing some jam making and you have become inspired to try it out but don't know what you will need to get you going, this is where we come in with our handy suggestions...


Well if you are a regular Mrs D reader you will have already realised we have a slight Lakeland addiction so when it came to finding some preserving gadgets and accessories we had to see what they had to offer and we weren't disappointed.

We picked out the basic sets that would get you making your own delicious jams and preserves in no time and you can shop the other accessories like jam jars, stickers and setting mixes here.

Ball® freshTECH Jam & Jelly Maker £149.99 Lakeland (Shop Now)



There’s no need to waste time watching over pans to make perfect home-made jams or jellies when you have Ball’s dedicated Jam & Jelly Maker to do the hard work for you. So much quicker than doing everything by hand, it allows you to produce consistent results every time, making fresh jam or jelly in as little as 21 minutes – once cooled a little, it’ll be ready to spread on scones, toast, crusty bread or whatever takes your fancy.

Ball® Preserving Starter Pack £24.99 Lakeland (Shop Now)



If you’re thinking about giving home preserving or jam making a go, this set from Ball Preserve Starter Kit has everything you need to get you started making your own jams, chutneys and preserves.

Containing glass jars, a preserving rack and a lifting tool, this set has everything you need to turn fresh produce from your garden or the supermarket into your own homemade, vacuum-sealed jams, pickles and chutneys. If you’re new to the world of preserving, the included instruction booklet will guide you through the batch-making process in three easy steps. Compact in size, it is easy to pack away and store, making it suitable for even the smallest of kitchens. For added convenience, it has dishwasher safe parts for easy cleaning.

Perfect on your morning slice of toast, or an accompaniment with afternoon tea, homemade preserves also make the perfect gift for friends and family, if you can resist eating them all yourself.

Kilner® 9-Piece Preserve Starter Kit £76.00 Lakeland (Shop Now)



A great place to start for anyone who’s caught the preserving bug and can’t wait to get started! Kilner’s excellent 9 Piece Preserve Starter Kit has everything you need to make a big batch of jam or chutney from scratch and has been designed to last for a lifetime of preserving.
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