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Old 03-10-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
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Mar 2010
Pensacola, Florida
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I'm putting together my home culture lab and I'm about to get a pressure cooker. I know I need one that will reach 15 PSI, but aside from that, I don't know anything about pressure cookers.

I'm looking at a couple models on and would like some feedback if anyone is willing to help.

Here are the ones I'm looking at:

1. Presto 23-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker/Canner

2. Mirro 22-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker/Canner

Really the difference between the two is the price and one has a pressure gauge and the other doesn't. Is there any benefit for a gauge or to not have one at all?

And besides using it for an autoclave, I'll probably use it for some canning and cooking too, since I'll have it around.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
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If it's a pressure cooker that is big enough to fit your needs, it's fine.

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