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Testing Pressure Canner Dial Gauges
A pressure canner dial gauge should be checked annual to ensure accuracy or if it has been dropped, soaked in water, or shows any other signs of damage. Clemson Cooperative Extension Food Systems and Safety Agents commonly perform these tests in their office and can also inspect the full canner to ensure your canner is ready for canning season. Unfortunately, this year our offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, dial gauges can be tested by Presto(R) until our offices re-open. To have your gauge tested for accuracy, remove from your canner lid, wrap in bubble wrap or newspaper and securely place in a shipping box. Be sure to include your name, phone number, email address and mailing address in the box with your gauge. Gauges can be sent to the Presto(R) Customer Service Department at:
National Presto Industries, Inc.
Consumer Service Department
3925 North Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI 54703-3703
For more information from Presto(R) about testing pressure canner dial gauges please go to: