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Food Preservation - Pressure Gauge Testing Service

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You should have your dial gauge on your pressure canner checked annually for accuracy. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides free Pressure Dial Gauge Testing. Call or e-mail the contact person for your county, listed below, to get your dial gauge tested.

County Contact person E-mail Phone (toll free in Maine)
Androscoggin Kathy Savoie 1-800-287-1458
Aroostook (Northern/Fort Kent) Lisa Fishman 1-800-287-1421
Aroostook (Central/Presque Isle) Lisa Fishman 1-800-287-1421
Aroostook (Southern/Houlton) Lisa Fishman 1-800-287-1421
Cumberland Kathy Savoie 1-800-287-1471
Franklin Kathy Savoie 1-800-287-1478
Hancock Alan Majka 1-800-287-1479
Kennebec Kathy Savoie 1-800-287-1481
Knox Vina Lindley 1-800-287-1471
Lincoln Vina Lindley 1-800-244-1471
Oxford Karen Toohey 1-800-287-1482
Penobscot Jason Bolton 1-800-287-0274
Piscataquis Jason Bolton 1-800-287-0274
Sagadahoc Kathy Savoie 1-800-287-1458
Somerset Vina Lindley 1-800-287-1481
Waldo Vina Lindley 1-800-287-1426
Washington Alan Majka 1-800-287-1542
York Gere Stevens
Nancy Beaulieu

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