• By Virginia Alejo Lopez
  • Posted Monday, January 30, 2023

Cooperative Extension offers free canner lid testing

It time to pull out those canners to get them ready for canning season which is just around the corner! It is highly recommended that canner lid gauges be tested every year before canning season starts. This is an opportunity for you to bring you canner lid to have it tested. The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth Center offers free dial gauge pressure canner testing. All you need to bring is the lid of your pressure canner with the dial attached. The testing process takes less than 10 minutes per lid.

Brands that can be tested:

  • Presto
  • Maid of Honor
  • National Magic Seal
Cooperative Extension cannot test other brands as we do not have specific information on the gauges and their calibration. Please contact the manufacturing company for assistance with other brands not included here.

Dates and times available for canner lid testing are as follows:
  • Friday, March 3, 2023 10 AM to 12 Noon and then 2 to 4 PM
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023 10 AM to 12 Noon and then 2 to 4 PM
When you register, please choose one date from the available options and come anytime between the hours available. Keep in mind you may have to wait if others are ahead of you. Please make every effort to keep your appointment. Thank you.

To register for a spot, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canner-lid-testing-tickets-520751731447

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