Pressure Canner Testing

Pressure-canner imageDon’t forget to have the dial gauge on your pressure canner tested.  It is recommended to have this gauge tested every year. It’s also a good idea to review the publication “Using & Caring for a Pressure Canner” publication by the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Extension Sauk County can test your pressure canner on-site or we offer a list of canning resources where you can learn about where to have your canner tested.

How to schedule a pressure canner test: Call Extension Sauk County’s main office at (608) 355-3250 to arrange a time for your equipment to be tested. Best case we ask that you bring in your lid, gauge, seal(s) and pot so that we can check everything over prior to your canning season. We will still test if you are only able to provide the lid and gauge.

UW Madison Division of Extension Food Preservation Publications (

The following publications are available for free download using the links below, or print copies can be obtained through our office at Extension Sauk County.

Canning Fruits Safely
Canning Meat Wild Game
Canning Salsa
Canning Vegetables Safely
Homemade Pickles
Freezing Fruits
Making Jams, Jellies
Safe Preserving – Jams & Jellies now in PINT jars
Safe Preserving – Time-Saving Tips
Safe Preserving – Apples, the Best of the Fall Harvest
Using Clear Jel (a useful factsheet by Washington State University)
Access the complete list of publications in our overview brochure here.

Need food preservation supplies, equipment or parts? Download this Home Food Preservation Supplies & Equipment list compiled by Dr. Barbara Ingham, Food Science Professor University of Wisconsin Madison.

Want to know what other publications are available?  Check out this link: Preserving Wisconsin’s Harvest

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