freshTECH HarvestPro Sauce Maker Giveaway

August 22, 2016

Need a little help getting your tomatoes preserved this season? Check out the freshTECH HarvestPro Sauce Maker from Ball Canning!

freshTECH HarvestPro Sauce Maker

We are in the midst of tomato season here in the Philly area and I’ve been in something of a canning frenzy trying to get as many put up as I can before I hit the road again. I find that there is a huge flavor difference between home canned tomatoes and grocery store ones, and so I know that I’m going to be said come January if I don’t take action now.

I used to do most of my tomatoes whole and peeled, packed in water. However, these days I find that I like to do a fifty-fifty split of whole tomatoes and tomato puree. I started doing a lot more tomato puree a few years ago, in large part because an electric tomato press came into my life.

There are a few different brands of these handy machines on the market, and this year, our friends at Ball Canning added one called the HarvestPro to their freshTECH line of appliances.

running the freshTECH HarvestPro Sauce Maker

Having used a number of different tools for pressing tomatoes into sauce, this HarvestPro Sauce Maker is by far the easiest to set up, run, and clean up when you’re all done. It doesn’t splatter like my previous electric press, and the motor base plants itself solidly on your countertop. I’m a huge fan and will be making permanent space for this in my kitchen (or, more realistically, in my coat closet).

Right now, all the freshTECH appliances are 15% off on the Fresh Preserving website (I’m also a really big fan of the Electric Water Bath Canner). If you want to see it in action, I’ll be streaming on Facebook Live tomorrow night (Tuesday, August 23) at 9 pm eastern time for about a half hour to show you how it works.

I also have one of these handy machines to give away this week. Use the widget below for your chance to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: Ball Canning sent me the HarvestPro you see pictured here for review purposes and they are providing the giveaway unit. What’s more, I am also a paid brand partner. However, this post is outside our paid agreement. I just really liked this particular machine and so asked if I could share it with my readers. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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255 responses to “freshTECH HarvestPro Sauce Maker Giveaway”

  1. this definitely would make life much easier. I always can tomatoes and sauce for soups, spaghetti, and such

  2. Matt and I were just looking at some of these sauce making gadgets and wondering how they’d compare to our chinois/hand press. That is the only way we’ve done tomatoes (sauce, mostly) and we own all the required tools, but it sure seems like these contraptions would be slick, if they worked as well as promised. So, I am glad to hear your review of this one, as we’d been reading up on them already.

  3. Loved your video last night. Every summer I roast my San Marzano tomatoes and make sauce for the winter. Oh so good!

  4. I can tomatoes every year but always just chunk them up and do it that way. I’d love to do something different and think this would be a great start.

  5. Strangely enough, I make all kinds of salsa for other folks. But for myself, I am usually doing diced or sauce, maybe I’ll branch out into pureed or crushed this year!

  6. My favorite way to preserve tomatoes is roasting them, then popping them in the freezer to enjoy all winter. But–this year I have plans to do some canning of whole tomatoes as well!

  7. My favorite way of preserving tomatoes is the tomato basil jam! (I also love just plain ol canned tomatoes to use in chili and things like that, but that tomato basil jam has a certain WOW factor that makes it taste like summer in a jar…)

  8. I like to roast some and freeze or can them whole packed in water. I’ve never done much with sauce since I don’t own a food mill. This would sure make it easy to can tomato sauce!

  9. I’ve never had to preserve my tomatoes. I eat them as fast as I can grow them. Maybe the problem is I need more tomatoes.

  10. I’m a fan of simple diced tomatoes (though recently we’ve been tearing through our batches of arrabiata sauce).

  11. I like to preserve tomatoes in jars to use later for pizza and pasta sauce. I also like to dehydrate and freeze them, they are excellent on sandwiches and pizza!

  12. Crushed plain tomatoes in jars is my favorite way to preserve them… so easy to open them up for soups, stews, or whatever kind of sauce we want.

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