Skip to Main navigation Skip to Left navigation Skip to Main content Skip to Footer

University of Minnesota Extension

Extension > Family > AnswerLine

Print Icon Email Icon Share Icon


Are you looking for reliable, research-based answers to your everyday questions? Then AnswerLine is for you! The AnswerLine staff have been answering consumer’s questions for over 30 years.

Contact AnswerLine to get information about:

  • Safely cooking, canning, and freezing foods.
  • Cleaning stains and mildew from homes and clothes.
  • Dealing with floods and other household issues.

Are you holding your jar lifter like this?

jar lifter

If so, then you need AnswerLine!

Call AnswerLine toll-free today!

From Minnesota:

From Iowa:

From South Dakota:

Calls are answered Monday-Friday between
9 a.m.-12 noon and 1-4 p.m.

You can also send an email!

AnswerLine is brought to you by the University of Minnesota Extension and Iowa State University Extension, with support from the USDA, the state of Minnesota, county governments, and grants.

Only those calling from a Minnesota, Iowa, or South Dakota area code will be able to access the AnswerLine phone service.


Transcript (71 K PDF)

Watch a brief introductory video about AnswerLine. (3:05)

Get more information about AnswerLine.

Related Resources

Farm Information Line — Get reliable, research-based answers from Extension agriculture and natural resources experts. Call 1-800-232-9077 or email

Ask a Master Gardener — Get your questions about gardening answered using University research-based information. Fill out the online form or call 612-301-7590.

  • © Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy