At this time of year a preserving gift set makes an ideal Christmas present for experienced and novice cooks or anyone interested in expanding their cooking experience.
Standard jam making gift set
This great value jam making kit includes everything a keen preserver needs to get started with preserving and jam making. The kit features a nine litre stainless steel maslin pan, a stainless steel funnel, a glass jam thermometer, a recipe book of Favourite Country Preserves, a pack of 200 wax sealing discs suitable for 1lb jars, a pack of 30 monochrome labels, a 40 cm wooden spoon and a pack of 12 jam jars in 12oz size with a choice of coloured lids in gold, silver, white or black.
Deluxe jam making gift set
The deluxe jam making gift set includes the same nine litre high quality stainless steel maslin pan used in the standard kit, a non stick funnel, a stainless steel jam thermometer, the River Cottage Handbook on Preserving, a pack of 200 wax sealing discs for 1lb jars, a pack of 18 jar labels from the Words of Art range, a 40cm wooden spoon and a pack of 12 smart 12oz hexagonal jam jars with lids in a red gingham pattern.
We think our jam making gift sets are ideal Christmas presents but if you are just looking for a small stocking filler, there are plenty of other suitable gifts for foodies on our website including a number of modern and classic preserving recipe and instruction books. First Preserves by Vivien Lloyd offers step by step instructions and lots of information about jam making for beginner and experienced preservers, while Beryl Wood’s Let’s Preserve It expands upon the theme by including not only jams and jellies but also chutneys, pickles, fruit butter and cheese. It’s a beautifully presented book full of useful and interesting advice.
We have plenty of other gifts to help preservers in their endeavours. Most people start off making jams in a saucepan to see how they get on, but a proper preserving pan can help amateurs progress to the next level. In our preserving equipment department you will find three high quality maslin pans. The home made 4.5 litre stainless steel maslin pan features markings for metric and imperial measurements on the inside, while the shiny metal finish fits in beautifully in modern or traditional kitchens. There are also eight litre maslin pans for more ambitious preserving – a black enamelled version by Home Made and a red maslin pan by Kilner.