When and where do I go to have my pressure canner checked? How often should it be checked?



Your pressure gauge should be checked once per year, preferably before you begin your canning for the season.  Only dial-gauges need to be tested, but we can also inspect your canner (dial-gauge and weighted-gauge) if desired.

We do free testing in our Extension office on Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm during canning season (through September 30).  Other days and times, we charge $2 for each canner tested, and we ask that you call ahead to make sure there is someone available to test it for you.  You can reach our office at 801-851-8460.

You can also take your canner to The Mending Shed in Orem, Utah for testing.  They also supply replacement parts for various kinds of canners.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any further questions - either by phone or email! 

Thank you and HAPPY CANNING! :)

Posted on 27 May 2009

Jana Darrington
Family & Consumer Science Agent

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