Life changing devices: the simple preserving funnelPosted by Fiona Nevile in Kitchen equipment | 34 comments
I always thought that preserving funnels were the sort of dinky faddy things that Little Grey Rabbit might have had hanging in her kitchen. For years I’ve found that filling jars with hot jam, marmalade or chutney has been a messy business. My mum advised putting the jars on newspaper before filling – which is a good trick as you throw away the paper and the mess in seconds. But you still have to deal with the sticky jars.
Lingering in Newmarket this week I spotted a preserving funnel on sale in a kitchen shop. At half price, it was irresistible. I’d been keeping my eye out for one since Kate(uk) mentioned how good they were in a comment on the blog.
Filling jars with homemade passata I overfilled a jar and the extra passata stayed in the funnel and didn’t spill. Later I made some crabapple chilli jelly and filling the jars was a doddle. No mess, waste or cleaning up palaver. Brilliant.
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