Are you getting ready to put away your canning equipment for the winter? Take some time now to ensure that everything will be in good shape and ready to go when summer comes again.
Before storing your pressure canner, clean the vent and safety valve, following the manufacturer’s instructions. If your canner has a gasket or sealing ring in the lid, clean and check it as well. If it is hard or cracked, it should be replaced before next canning season. If needed, a new gasket can be ordered from the manufacturer or found at a local hardware store.