Hello- I was given an un-used but older pressure canner, and was told that...

Asked September 4, 2013, 9:08 AM EDT

Hello- I was given an un-used but older pressure canner, and was told that county extension offices test the gauges, or calibrate them, could you tell me if you do that, or if someone closer to the City of Cincinnati does? Thank you Carolann Krimmer

Hamilton County Ohio pressure canner

1 Response

Hi Carolann,
I work for Hamilton County Extension and can test your canner gauge. Is it a dial gauge (that looks like a clock) or is it a weighted gauge (with notches in it)? If it is a weighted gauge it doesn't need to be tested. A dial gauge does need to be tested.
I have your home email and will contact you with dates that I am in the office and am available to test your canner lid. I am part time since the county does not fund my position.
Sincerely,
Jenny Even