Pressure Canner Testing Offered at ISU Extension Greene County

To be ready for preserving your harvest, the first step is to ensure your canning equipment is in good, working condition.

Pressure canners may have a dial gauge for indicating the pressure or a weighted gauge, for indicating and regulating the pressure. Home canners who have dial gauges should have them checked annually to be sure of the dial's accuracy. Weighted gauges do not need to be tested.

Testing of dial gauge pressure canners will be offered from ISU Extension Greene County. To have a dial-gauge canner tested, bring the canner lid only - the entire canner is not needed. The pressure gauge and all vents and openings in the lid will be checked for proper functioning.

Please call the Greene County Extension Office at 515 386-2138 to set up a date and time to have your pressure canner gauge tested.  Cost is $3.00 per lid.

Food preservation information and answers to your questions is available by calling the Iowa State University toll free Answer Line at 1-800-262-3804. The Answer Line is staffed Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. or www.extension.iastate.edu/answerline

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