Food Preservation & Food Safety

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Dial Gauge Canner Testing Map

Dial gauges should be checked each year to make sure they are reading accurately.

Testing available at the St. Croix County Extension Office, 1960 8th Ave, Suite 140, Baldwin, WI.  Please call 715-531-1937 to make an appointment to have your Dial Gauge Canner Tested.

Visit this website to find all the counties that are currently testing:  dial gauges.

No county nearby?  Reach out to Presto Industries.

Customer Service:  Phone 1-800-877-0441 or 715-839-2121 (Eau Claire, WI)  Email:

The Presto Company will test dial gauges FREE! Remove the gauge from the canner lid, wrap in newspaper and package in a small sturdy box.  Send the package to PRESTO – Service Department, 3925 North Hastings Way, Eau Claire, WI  54703-3703.  The customer pays the postage to Presto.  In most cases, the gauge will be returned in a short amount of time.

Regional Food Preservation Publications

Play it Safe! Safe Changes and Substitutions to Tested Canning Recipes

Oops! Remaking Jams and Jellies

Regional Food Preservation Newsletter

September/October 2023 Vinegar with 5% Acidity: It Matters

July/August 2023 Can I use my ceramic cooktop stove when canning?

July/August 2022  the focus is on dial gauge testing for pressure canners and preserving summer squash

May/June 2022 – Topics in this newsletter focus on making sweet spreads and the function of sugar, and freezing and drying strawberries.

March/April 2022 – Topics in this issue are pickling eggs and Easter egg safety.

January/February 2022

November/December 2021 – Topics in this newsletter are hot sauces (a popular holiday gift item) and having dial gauge canner checked.

July/August 2021 -Topics in this edition include:  Elderberries: beautiful to look at, not for canning and save herbs for cooler seasons

May/June 2021

Recipes for preserving your harvest!

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