Pressure canner check

Asked July 27, 2019, 10:04 PM EDT

I haven't used my pressure canner in several years. Can you check to make sure it is safe?

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

Gauge testing is available at the Lane County Extension Office (no charge). The office is located at 996 Jefferson Street, Eugene. Prepare to leave equipment to be tested for several days; testing is done as volunteers are in the office. Office open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. For additional information call the Extension office at 541-344-5859.

Oregon State University Extension Service also offers our food preservation and safety hotline every year during the peak canning season. The hotline is available for queries on proper canning techniques, safe recipes to follow, and the locations for pressure canner gauge testing in your area. The toll-free hotline (800-354-7319) is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (July 15th - October 18th). Extension certified Master Food Preserver volunteers from Lane and Douglas counties take the calls.

Thanks for contacting Ask an Expert! Happy canning.