Learn how to use a steam juicer for canning with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Preserving fruits and vegetables from your garden or local farmer’s market can be done a few different ways. One way to use that fresh produce year round is with a steam juicer. It’s great for juicing all those delicious fruits and vegetables, and using that juice for liqueur, jelly, jam and juice. Plus, it’s easy to use and easy to clean up. Learn about this canning method with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
How a Steam Juicer Works
A steam juicer extracts juices from fruits and vegetables by using steam. Three different chambers are stacked on top of each other. The bottom section is filled with water, which is brought to a boil. The fruit or vegetables go in the top colander chamber. Steam rises from the bottom chamber, and steam extraction takes place. Juice is extracted from the fruit, which seeps into the middle chamber. A rubber hose is attached to the middle chamber, and the juice runs out of hose, into a canning jar.
Steam Juicer Recipes
If you’re not sure of where to start, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled some great recipes to try out with your steam juicer. Making juice and jelly has never been easier.
Blackberry Jelly – Whether you grow your own black berries or buy them at the farmer’s market, you can use them to make delicious jelly. Extract the juice and then follow the simple recipe from My Country Blog of This and That for homemade blackberry jelly.
Grape Juice – Harvest your grapes and make grape juice with this recipe from Backyard Farming. Simply clean the grapes, throw them in the top chamber and see the beautiful juice pour out.
Once you have your juice extracted, you can start canning. From start to finish, you can get all your canning supplies at Blain’s Farm & Fleet. From pressure canners to canning kits to mason jars, you can become a master of food preservation. For more tips on reaping the benefits of your garden, visit our Canning blog.