Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing

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Dial gauge testing for pressure canners. Bring in the dial gauge or the lid with the gauge attached, we can test it for accuracy.


Dial gauges should be checked for accuracy and overall condition every year prior to the beginning of canning season. If you use your dial gauge canner throughout the year, check it at the same time every year.


The Oregon State University Washington County Extension office in Hillsboro offers free testing of pressure canner gauges. Bring your canner lid with the gauge attached (or the gauge only) to the office between the hours of 9 am - Noon and 1 pm - 4 pm on weekdays.  Please call the office at 503-821-1150 for more information.

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