It’s just about time to fetch canners out of the basement or garage. Fresh summer produce is on its way. When was the last time your dial gauge pressure canner was tested for accuracy? If it’s been more than one year, it’s time for a re-check. OSU Extension Clermont County will be testing dial gauge pressure canners throughout the summer at the OSU Extension Office located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds (1000 Locust St, Owensville, OH). Contact Margaret Jenkins at 513-732-7070 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Appointments are 15-minutes and you only need to bring the pressure canner lid to be tested.
With good reason, most people have a healthy regard for the possible dangers of pressure canners. Usually this respect is based on an old story of a pressure canner “blowing up” in someone’s grandmother’s kitchen. Regardless, it is important to realize that pressure canners are safe if the safety precautions are followed and the canner is used properly. Dangers arise when the unit isn’t maintained and/or used properly. To make sure your pressure canner is working properly, all dial-gauge pressure canners should be tested for accuracy each year.
Remember, home food preservation can be safe, simple and easy to learn!