Canner Lid Testing

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Pressure Canner with green beans canned jars

Canning season is right around the corner and It’s time to test canner lids! Don’t wait until the last minute and be unprepared when your garden harvest starts comes in, schedule your appointment today!

Canners need to be tested every year for safe processing 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 gauge attached. The testing process takes less than 10 minutes per lid.

Brands that can be tested:
-Maid of Honor
-National Magic Seal

Other brands cannot be tested since 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.

Schedule an appointment with Virginia C. Lopez by registering on Eventbrite.

Testing dates are as follows:

Friday, March 3, 2023  – 10 a.m. to 12 Noon then 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023  – 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon and then 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

For any questions, please contact:

Virginia C. Lopez
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
N.C. Cooperative Extension – Forsyth County
1450 Fairchild Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Main Office: (336) 703-2850
Direct Office: (336) 703-2867