CS-024: Part 3 - Basics of Pressure Processing | Testing Your Dial Gauge

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Welcome to the Canning Season Podcast Series!

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This is part 3 of a 3-part series on pressure processing.  Today's session is aimed primarily at those who have a pressure canner with a dial gauge. We learn how to get it tested and why that is important.  This is the final installment of a great interview with Nancy Becker, a Home Economist and manager of the Test Kitchen for National Presto Industries. Presto manufactures the canner I use in my own kitchen. 

Along with a review of basics of food safety, Nancy walks us through the different types of canners and how to safely use them.  By the time we are done you will have dramatically increased your overall confidence in home canning, including pressure processing.  

Helpful Links & Information --

Presto® 16-Quart Pressure Canner Instruction Manual (free)

Click to buy Presto 16-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker/Canner from Amazon (affiliate link).  This is the canner I use!

Presto Phone Numbers:

Customer Service - For Parts, troubleshooting, help with the canner itself:  800-877-0441

Test Kitchen - For questions with processing, recipes, etc.:  800-368-2194

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