I found some really nice strawberries yesturday, so naturally I bought way to many. My daughter and I made Strawberry Jam tonight. She is terrified of hot things so it was a big deal. I put her in charge of putting the funnel on the jar while I filled it, she also wiped the edges and placed the lid before I put the band on it. She is awesome! So its cooling now, made 7 1/2 pint jars and they gelled beautifully!! Definately getting easier, but its still a big undertaking. Im tired.