Resources You Can Borrow!

The Extension Ashland County office has many resources including equipment lending and test kits.

Kitchen Equipment – FREE Kitchen Equipment picture1


  • Food Dehydrators—including 4 trays, fruit roll sheet, and clean-a-screen
  • Extra Dehydrator Trays—sets of 2
  • Pressure Canner
  • Water Bath Canner
  • Juicer / Steamer
  • Jerky Works Kit


Come to the Extension office to sign out or call ahead to reserve FoodWIse Nutrition Program Kitchen Equipment.  Loan periods are for 3 or 7 days.  Equipment is loaned on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be borrowed to anyone over 18 years of age and is expected to be returned in clean, standard operating condition.

Other Resources – FREEKill a Watt

  • Have your own pressure canner?  Extension can test the dial gauge on your pressure canner.
  • Borrow the Kill A Watt Meter – Electricity Usage Monitor.

This is a device that measures the electrical use of equipment in your home. An appliance is plugged into the meter, which is then plugged into an outlet. The Kill A Watt meter measures how much electricity the appliance is using and displays this value on the screen. Use the Kill A Watt meter to measure the electricity use of your refrigerator, clothes washer, television, computer and more.


Testing Resources with a Fee:

Extension Ashland County Office
201 West Main Street
Ashland County Courthouse, Room 107
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone # 715-682-7017
Office hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday