Test your pressure canner
Canning season will soon be here and Washington County Extension is offering testing of dial gauge pressure canners. Pressure canners with a dial-type pressure gauge should be tested each year for accuracy. Canner lids will be tested from 9 to 11 a.m. on June 3 and June 17. Lids may be dropped off at the extension office prior to those dates and picked up after testing or you may wait while they are tested. There will be no charge for canners tested on these two dates.
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. It is not necessary to test weighted or rocker-type pressure regulators because they cannot be adjusted and will usually remain accurate.
If you are unable to bring your canner lid on one of the above dates they may be tested on another date by making an appointment and paying a fee. For additional information please contact the extension office at 319-653-4811.