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So ya wanna buy a pressure cooker...  9 01/05 10:01am Hatcher

By Brad (Raze) on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 12:19 am: The Nook

How much would an electric pressure cooker set me back? Like I'm talking a cheap one here. I'm not needing anything huge for mass production, but rather just something I can use in my room.
Right now I'm in grade 13, 18 and still with my parents. I've been waiting for my parents to go out together for 3 weeks no so I could start my crop. But nooo.... they never leave.
And I'll be leaving for university in the fall so I know i'll continue to use it there, since boiling up jars in a dorm kitchen could raise some questions.

Anyways, if you could give me an estimate, and some online shops to look at, maybe even a few things to look out for when buying (buyer beware stuff)


By Nan (Nanook) on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 12:33 am: The Nook

Here ya go

By Marx2k (Marx2k) on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 04:52 am: The Nook

Thats the one I have and I got that bad boy at Target for $50 (clearance item).

You can just drag it into your closet and plug it in! The outside barely even gets hot, and you just program the cooking mode (You can steam, clean or pressure cook), and pressure mode (Always high for me), and the time 1-99 minutes (begins counting after pressure is reached)... then forget about it for a while. Hell, it even beeps when its done to let you know that it is done. Then you unplug it and let it sit around to equalize pressure OR if you dont think your jars will rip open, press the pressure release valve. Lets out all pressure quickly.

Only complaint is that it is a little bit small... But I can fit two 1-pint jars and two 1/2-pint jars in there at one time. I also pressure cooked a 10 pound bag of grain in there. So it works rather well for all household needs.

And it also cooks potatoes to where theyre able to be mashed within 5 minutes (I kid you not)

By Brad (Raze) on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 10:19 pm: The Nook

Anywhere I can get this in canada?

By quote: (Quote) on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 02:55 pm: The Nook

an electric hot plate converts any pc to electric.
but you don't want to release pressure suddenly, quickly, that'll suck contams in as it cool.

By Timothy Leary (Timothyleary) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 02:22 am: The Nook

I was looking at pressure cookers and came across these.
will these do the job? They are very cheap compared to the rest i've seen.

some feedback would be much appreciated.


By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 03:52 am: The Nook

Wow..... those are cheap!

Look just about like mine.

I'd go for a 10 quart.

Nice link

By An guy (Boomer) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 04:07 am: The Nook

I can't get prices to show up.

I was looking at the wall thicknesses- they're kinda thin-seeming, thinner than what I've ever seen used.

3mm for wall, 2mm for lid. I've never pc'd regarding mycological endeavors, so I dont' even know what pressure to use. I guess anything under 30lbs I'd feel safe with, using one of these.

What's the price on the 10 qt?

By relic (Relic) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 04:11 am: The Nook

what you really want is a canner. cookers are too small for alot of things to fit inside. and many cookers only hold 10-12 psi. many are also loud and dry out quickly. you can find 16 qt.+ canners on ebay for less than $50 all the time.

By Timothy Leary (Timothyleary) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 04:52 am: The Nook

the 10 Liter is $22. to see the prices, right click the right click the link and do "open in new window"


By An guy (Boomer) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 06:29 am: The Nook

Hey, thanks for the pointer TL.

I bet that was my problem with a link I just tried to make. I better go practice..

By Nan (Nanook) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 07:10 am: The Nook

It's a good buy. They are set to run with steam pressures of 1 kg per cm squared...

My math may be off, somebody had better double check... These cookers operate at 14.22 PSI steam? Is that correct?

Not quite as good as a canner which operates at 15.0 PSI steam, but close enough for 95% of the mycology work here. I would add 5-7 minutes to your sterilization times and you should be good to go providing my math is correct. Somebody check me, my math sucks.


By relic (Relic) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 10:23 am: The Nook

lol, i wouldn't even know where to begin to do that conversion
another thing i have against cookers is that they generally don't come with an insert to keep stuff off the bottom, i've heard a wet hand towel fold on the bottom works well. they never have a pressure guage either.

By Nan (Nanook) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 11:20 am: The Nook

True, true, true... But it's brand new with a brand new gasket... $22.00

If my math is correct.

By relic (Relic) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 03:49 pm: The Nook

yes that's definately cheap. you could buy 2 for cost of a used canner and a $7 seal & vent pack. i'm just trying to help laying out the pro's and cons. i never was happy with my cooker. as long as it's tall enough to fit qts. inside it will do. i mean if you can get a piece of shit that cost $60 at wally world for $20, what do you have? a $20 peice of shit. i'm not saying that these are shitty cookers, just trying to make a point. there are definate drawbacks to small cookers. if you look for a while you can find canners cheap. here's one that ended a week and a half ago w/o a bid. it's an oldie but a goodie and you can get that seal and vent pack(or any other part for it) from any Ace hardware store and prolly most hardware stores.

By Timothy Leary (Timothyleary) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 04:16 pm: The Nook

check this one out, it is bad ass. think it is worth the extra $$$$???

By relic (Relic) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 04:22 pm: The Nook

it's only six qts., if i was buying new and wanted to spend that much, i'd get one of these

By Timothy Leary (Timothyleary) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 06:26 pm: The Nook

that one is awesome, wish i had $340 to get the 32 pint one.

By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 07:01 pm: The Nook

The ability to get ten half pints or 5 quart jars into the pot is minimum requirement for a P.C. in my book.

This is big enough to do almost anything I want to do..... albeit in more batches than a bigger one.

By Timothy Leary (Timothyleary) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 10:57 pm: The Nook

turns out to be not so cheap. they are a company in india, to ship to the US it costs $50 extra. so they end up being around $60-$80.

ohh well

By Nan (Nanook) on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 11:36 pm: The Nook

Don't buy a pressure cooker from a specialty dealer like a myco supply house.

Here is a link to the All American 941... $289.00 from an appliance dealer as opposed to $336 from the Myco supply... A significant savings.

By relic (Relic) on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 05:09 am: The Nook

good tip. even with the free shipping from myco-supply it's still about $33 dollars more to where i live.

By boomer (Cmos) on Saturday, November 24, 2001 - 07:18 am: The Nook

Just though I'd tell everyone that doesn't have a pressure cooker, and can't afford one, that Walmart has a 6 quart Presto PC, that will hold 8 1/2 pint jars, and is only $29.99. I've seen them before for $40 at other places, and never wanted to spend that much. I just brought it home and it works great.

I know they aren't the highest quality, but it should hold you over until you can get a nicer one.

By Snoopy (Snoopy) on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 02:56 am: The Nook

Yupp I just got mine from K-Mart... not high quality at all doesn't even have a guage... just did 30 or so jars with it.... will be able to tell you in 1-2 weeks if it killed all the contams or not = )

By boomer (Cmos) on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 03:43 am: The Nook

It will definately kill the contams.
What I meant by low quality, is that it may not last a long time. The seals will wear out.
But, that doesn't bother me, its easier for me to come up with 30 bucks every year or so, that 2 hundred bucks now, for a high quality PC.
Good Luck with your jars!!!

By Kevin Smith (Canshroom) on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 04:18 am: The Nook

I think I'm in the market for a pressure cooker, so I'm looking for some info on what to look for. For starters, what pressure setting would I use for jars and for how long? Similar question regarding other supplies (syringes, etc) as well. If there are any fellow Canadians out there, what is a good brand name? I've heard good things about Presto, but I haven't looked for them here yet. Thanks.

By Mrt (Mrt) on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 04:33 am: The Nook

Hello fellow canuck. I hope you're gonna be cheering on the juniors as they take on Russia for the gold. I will An awesome place for pressure cookers is They are in B.C. and have a nice selection of All-American pressure cookers. The cheapest one is about $200 dollars Canadian but they are top of the line. As for syringes try They also have a good selection of spores. It's good to support your local spore vendors and plus you don't have to worry about customs snagging your shit.

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