07/11/2013 07:59 am ET

Automatic Jam And Jelly Maker By Ball Seems Like Cheating (VIDEO)

Of all the ways to preserve food at home, short of just sticking things in the freezer, jam and jelly have got to be the easiest, right? We thought so, until we realized that Ball released an automatic jam and jelly maker that will do it for you. Well... it doesn't do all of it for you. You still have to wash the berries, mash the berries, add the pectin and sugar in. Where's the magic, you ask? It stirs it for you while it cooks.

We don't know. It doesn't seem completely ground-breaking to us yet, especially given the $99.99 price tag for a single-purpose appliance, but they did manage to put together a promotional video that really, really makes us want to make jam. Seriously, doesn't this feel like summer?

If you hate stirring, or need to make jam but JUST DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO STIR, you can pick up the Ball FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker on their website.

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Jams, Jellies And Preserves