|The steam juicer: top is for the berries, middle|
collects the juice, bottom is water.
So, we make some jelly around here. And drink some smoothies. So, we like fresh juice! Previously, to make jelly, I boiled a big pot of berries in water, slopped the mixture into a jelly bag and let it drip. Frequently, I made a mess ladling the berries into the jelly bag. Frequently the jelly bag on its' silly little stand wanted to tip over, or over-flow. Or I had too many berries for one jelly bag full. In the canning blogs and such that I follow I heard more and more praises for the steam juicer; I talked to CSAers Norma and Merle who have a lot of experience with one and love theirs. So I finally decided to invest in one.
I LOVE this thing! Henry and Derrick picked about four ice cream pails of Nanking cherries for me last night. In my new life with a steam juicer, after cleaning them I just poured them all into the steamer, filled the bottom with water, put it on the stove, put the over-flow tube into the storage jar and....walked away and did something else for an hour! When the recommended time was up, I just emptied the receptacle into the jar and cleaned up! So easy! And good juice!
|I set the over-flow tube into the storage jar,|
and got quite a bit of over-flow, but I had
really stuffed the top!