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New Toy - Tefal Jam Maker
Tue 28-Dec-10
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My wonderful Husband bought me a Tefal Jam maker for Christmas. I've made a batch of Lemon and Lime marmalade today and I'm thinking of having a go at the dried apricot jam in the recipe book that came with it next. But I'm really more interested in chutneys than jams. Does anyone else have one of these? And if so what recipes can you recommend?

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Tue 28-Dec-10
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No but I do have a lot of jam jars...wink

I'll try that again!

Tue 28-Dec-10
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At the moment there's no shortage of those. My family know if they want me to continue to supply them then they need to return the jars...

I've got them well trained. smile

Tue 28-Dec-10
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My mum has one and she loves it; but she only makes jam: sorry!

Wed 29-Dec-10
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oh wow, I was looking at those a few months ago in Lakeland, seemed a lot of money and as i had already splashed out this year on a proper maslin pan instead of my old large casserole pan, I couldn't bring myself to fork out the dosh, would be interested in updates on progress on using it as I might still be able to persuade myself that it's worth it.

Thu 30-Dec-10
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What is its capacity?, I looked at the Tefal site but it did not say.  Hope you have loads of fun with it, 😀

Thu 30-Dec-10
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It seems to take a kilo of fruit so I'd guess somewhere around 4 jars will be normal.

From my playing so far the best bit seems to be the auto clean programme... No more nasty sticky washing up!

Fri 31-Dec-10
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I had never heard of such a toy, so I went looking for it. Is this it?

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Poop, I blew the margins. Sorry TA!

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Fri 31-Dec-10
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I looked at these , then looked at the price , which made it a no no...but they have been out for a couple of years now , so they will soon start to appear at the car boot sales , once people realise its a gadget they will use only a couple of times , apparently their very good and i think i could force myself to buy one for £5...lol...bit like my bread machine and my magimix processor .

Fri 31-Dec-10
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Most of my kitchen gadgets (kenwood chef, slow cooker, etc) were inherited from elderly relatives (as was my sewing machine for that matter) who no longer had the space for them. But if my husband decides to treat me who am I to complain. I think it's because he will have less washing up to do once I've made a batch *grin*

Fri 31-Dec-10
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Michelle from Oregon said:

I had never heard of such a toy, so I went looking for it. Is this it?

Poop, I blew the margins. Sorry TA!


 

That's the one. I think mine came from lakeland.

My mum has had one for a couple of years and I've been green with envy. If I use mine as much as she uses hers it'll be a good investment.

Fri 31-Dec-10
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Lucky you, have just had a look at this 'toy' and am tempted. I also note Kaye's somewhat disparaging remarks about Food Processors, Slow Cookers and Bread Making Machines, well having just before Christmas bought a very cheap (£28.00 in Sainsbury's Sales) bread making machine too add to my other 'toys' which in fact get used a lot I can only say that if the Jam Maker does for my washing up and general tidiness what the bread maker does then it is a dead cert winner. The only reservation I have is the amount it will make at a time, but never the less it is now on my list so please give us an update as you go along.

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Fri 31-Dec-10
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Yes, please keep us posted of your goings-on, I'm very curious to see how well it works!

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OK so here are my impressions so far.

First lesson learnt is to trust my insincts and to ingonore the instructions when necessary. They claimed that I didn't need to test for a set when I was using the liquid pectin. They lied and my first batch of marmalade did not set. They also claim that I shouldn't reboil the jam to get it to set (does anyone know why?) but I did that any way and it produced some nice lemon and lime marmalde, though it needed 3 times the amount of time that the recipie asked for. That's probably because I bastardised a recipie for grapefruit, orange and lemon marmalde to make it and the different fruits react differently.

The not quite full jar that is always a by product of marmalde making made a lovely marmalde cake with the help of some of the eggs from my mother's chickens.

The godsend is definitely the auto clean function. You just fill it with water, add a squirt of washing up liquid and hey presto 15 mins later everything is clean. I love it. And so does my husband who normally ends up with the washing up.

I've bought some of those cheap apricots that are mentioned in a different thread for my next attempt. I would have been trying cranberry chutney if I'd been on my way home on Friday when I went to waitrose and not on my way out for the weekend. It's a shame because at 50p for 500g I'd've made lots for christmas presents next year...

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Speaking of bread machines ( were we??) Mine has a Jam setting on it, has anyone used this to make jam, would only make a small ammount, but could be useful for leftover fruits that need using up??

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