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Old 30-06-2007, 03:14 AM posted to rec.food.cooking,rec.food.preserving
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Pat Evans wrote:

I have not been able to replace either the gasket or safety fuse for my
1965 mirro matic. The substitute parts now made do not fit properly.

None of the pressure cookers on the market can compare in quality with
my now useless mirromatic. New Prestos start around $50. The price
climbs as I get into Fagor and others. I like fresh summer vegetables
cooked in the pc. I no longer use it for any other type of food.
therefore, I never use anything other than 15lbs of pressure Presto
starts about $50, Would Presto be satisfactory or should I invest in a
more expensive pc. Thanks Pat



I've cross - posted this to rec.food.preserving, maybe someone there can
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This doesn't look like a preserving question.

It's too bad you can't find parts for your Mirro - I think one of my
pressure cookers is a Mirro and if so, I know I'll be just as upset as you
are if I can't find a new gasket when I need one. sigh

Presto has been around awhile. They make the most common pressure canner on
the market (at least in my area).

I've been seeing a pressure cooker that doesn't have the weight and looks
pretty slick. I encouraged my Dad to buy it so I could get a good look at
it, but he decided to just keep his old one. ;

I saw a cool pressure cooker advertised on one of those 'gimme all your
money *right now* TV channels. It was electric, had a timer, no weight,
inserts for multi-layer cooking, all for just over $100. Good thing I'd
hidden my credit card and couldn't find it before the time ran out. ;

Anyway, back to your question - I wouldn't have a worry about finding Presto
parts and $50 over the life of the pot will be very little per year.

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Pat Evans wrote:

I have not been able to replace either the gasket or safety fuse for my
1965 mirro matic. The substitute parts now made do not fit properly.

None of the pressure cookers on the market can compare in quality with
my now useless mirromatic. New Prestos start around $50. The price
climbs as I get into Fagor and others. I like fresh summer vegetables
cooked in the pc. I no longer use it for any other type of food.
therefore, I never use anything other than 15lbs of pressure Presto
starts about $50, Would Presto be satisfactory or should I invest in a
more expensive pc. Thanks Pat



I've cross - posted this to rec.food.preserving, maybe someone there can
help you...

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Best
Greg




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I have not been able to replace either the gasket or safety fuse for my
1965 mirro matic. The substitute parts now made do not fit properly.


Don't give up until you contact the company about it. Go to the
"Contact Us" part of:
http://www.wearever.com/
And look here as well for parts:
http://www.mirroparts.com/
http://www.cookscorner.com/



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