Where do you find a 10 pounder????? I would be way into overdose!
In, I'll have to look at the steamer and at this moment my little darling Gidgett is on my lap (where she belongs) and I just now sat down but I will certainly get it to you!
Yes it is exciting - my results so far have been delightful and I can hardly wait for the summer's bounty to use it for all sorts of jellies. The juice comes out nearly pure and undilluted pretty much and you can make fruit leathers from the pulp.
The steaming also helps in terms of shrinkage because it's a gentle way to cook.
We have a flowering plum just off our deck and it's not supposed to produce fruit but last year it did - big time! The plums are pretty small - ping pong ball size so to make much of them would be tremendously labor intensive - I didn't think about using the steamer until just recently. Since we've had such a warm, dry and early spring I think it will fruit up again this year and my head is spinning with ideas using the steamer! Don't even have to peel the fruit!
Plum wine anybody????8)