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Extension tests pressure canner gauges

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The University of Minnesota Extension Douglas County is now equipped to test pressure canner gauges for home canners. A pressure canner is essential for canning low-acid vegetables, meats, fish and poultry.


Two basic types of canners are available. One has a dial gauge and should be tested annually. The other has a metal weighted gauge and is not tested.

Keep in mind only the gauge is needed for testing and it is unnecessary to bring the entire canner into the office.

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