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    It would be good for a nice big supply of mulled wine on a frosty winters day hic!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarks View Post
    Half the fun is doing it the old fashioned way though! My wife was hesitant over me buying a jam funnel for the jars - so no chance so that sort of thing here. Mind you, that said I think our bread maker can make jam.. dunno. That's not my domain
    My breadmaker says it makes jam, it doesnt it makes mush

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    mr scorpio, or if I've got it wrong, mrs corpio....?! The Mulled Anything at Christmas is a very warm welcome, eh?! and mine will very definitely be sporting a Mulled Something.X

    Two schools of thought here, but it does largely depend on your own circumstances and lifestyle...
    A friend of mine got interested in this, and bought one. I read 'The Destruction Manual' and decided that she had bought it for the right reason, because she's into what she calls 'Canning', and I call 'Bottling'.

    To cut a long story short, if you preserve mostly fruit stuff, you'll find this bit of kit completely invaluable, and because it is thermostatically controlled to bring it up to the proper preserving temps over the right timescale for safe preserving, and tall enough for bottles, I'm also finding that I have made a wise purchase.

    If you're still whitewashed by the blurb, and think it's going to make jam for you, then you are, indeed, barking up the wrong tree.

    However, it DOES do the hot drink thingy also, whether it be Mulled Wine at Christmas, or endless hot water for pots of tea when you want to open your garden up to the public one lovely summer day.

    Personally, I'd highly recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroltheCarrot View Post
    My breadmaker says it makes jam, it doesnt it makes mush
    I have been given one that 'makes jam'
    Instructions say a jar at a time -
    That I don't mind so much if it means not stiring it - just suspect it'll burn out before it's done half of the blackcurrants...



    Quote Originally Posted by wellie View Post
    mr scorpio, or if I've got it wrong, mrs corpio....?! The Mulled Anything at Christmas is a very warm welcome, eh?! and mine will very definitely be sporting a Mulled Something.X

    Two schools of thought here, but it does largely depend on your own circumstances and lifestyle...
    A friend of mine got interested in this, and bought one. I read 'The Destruction Manual' and decided that she had bought it for the right reason, because she's into what she calls 'Canning', and I call 'Bottling'.
    Yes - I've seen the second pic on amazon and it's def not going to make jam...
    The nozzle is just for letting the water out when you've finished I assume, rather than pouring jam into jars with.

    "With practical dispensing tap"
    Hmm.
    You've not found a copy of the destructions online I could have a look at?
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    I feel I ought to point out that although the original post is 2 years old now, Lidl will be selling this item again from Thursday 21st...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris View Post
    Half the fun is doing it the old fashioned way though! My wife was hesitant over me buying a jam funnel for the jars - so no chance so that sort of thing here. Mind you, that said I think our bread maker can make jam.. dunno. That's not my domain
    Our new breadmaker can make jam/compote but I'm not trying it. I prefer my big pan
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    Looking at the LIDL advert and video (when you don't have a TV you'll watch anything that moves!) - that Gadget looks enormous. Storage space? How do you clean it out? I think I'd fall in and never be seen again Not for me!!
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