I've just invested in a small piece of kit that should make my jam/chutney making a lot easier - a jam funnel. No more sticky jars and lids, no more juggling with a ladel of hot syrupy stuff and a hot glass jar, no more puddles of jam on the counter.
In caseyou've not seen one, it's like a regular funnel, but the opening is wider and should fit inside the rim of most jars. It's metal and there's a handle to hold to prevent sticky burns from the hot jam.
I suspect I'll soon be wondering how I did without it before.
Have you got a priceless piece of kitchen kit? And do I need it in my kitchen too? Answers below, people.