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    Pressure cooker help

    nodis21
    Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:58 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hello all, I'm new here; and I came to get some help about picking out a pressure cooker.

    I pretty much decided to get one from Pressure-Cooker Outlet

    http://www.pressurecooker-outlet.com/index.htm

    But, right now I'm torn between a Presto 8 quart model...

    http://www.pressurecooker-outlet.com/prestop8qtss.htm

    And this Mirro of a similar size. Anybody have any suggestions or reccomendations? icon_biggrin.gif

    http://www.pressurecooker-outlet.com/mirro8qt.htm
    duonyte
    Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:19 am
    Forum Host
    I don't have one, and can only add that these are both stovetop models, which Cook's Illustrated recommends over any electric model. Both of the brands are well known, long-standing brands. If no one here has any suggestions, you might want to look for these models on amazon.com, and check reviews there. I find that to be a helpful source of information on these types of questions.
    Dee514
    Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:29 am
    Forum Host
    Hi nodis21,
    This is the one I have: http://www.fagoramerica.com/cookware/pressure_cookers/duo_line/duo
    I have been using it for about 4-5 years now and I love it.....my only regret is not getting the 8qt (mine is a 6qt).
    As for the brands you mentioned, I have no experience with either one. I do know that they are both "old, reputable" companies.

    You could check Miss Vickie's Pressure Cooking website for more info on choosing a cooker. icon_smile.gif
    Peter Bergerson
    Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:56 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    There are numerous discussions about pressure cookers here in the archives. you may want to take a look at some of them for additional advice.

    Of the pressure cookers you are asking about, the Mirro model operates at a fixed pressure of 10psi and the Presto model's pressure regulator is adjustable (I looked on the mfgr's website to be sure). Since most pressure cooker recipes are written for 15psi, I think you'll be more satisfied with the Presto model.
    duonyte
    Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:35 am
    Forum Host
    Cook's Illustrated recommends the Fagor model, in case you are interested.
    MollyJ
    Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:54 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    I have, I think, a Mirro brand. Not sure and I'm not at home. Mine is stainless steel and some of my reading recommended that. Let's just say I feel more strongly about my pressure cooker than I thought was likely. It's an amazing tool.
    Chef #770664
    Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:14 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I had/have an old Mirro 4 qt pressure pan I loved (probably 40+yr old) & needed a new gasket for it. Ordered one and it does not fit, cover does not seal and build up pressure. Any ideas,?? Have called Mirro, out let store.
    I reallly don't want to buy a new one, but pan is no good without a gasket. I know this has nothing to do with previous question, but would appreciate any ideas someone may have. Thank You




























    7essure outlet store, without any help: Pan is no good without gasket, And I don't really want to buy a new one.
    duonyte
    Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:43 am
    Forum Host
    Are you sure you got the right size gasket? Hard to believe there were so many models, and the gaskets all look the same. http://www.pressurecooker-outlet.com/prestorings.htm
    Dee514
    Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:50 pm
    Forum Host
    [quote="Chef #770664"]I had/have an old Mirro 4 qt pressure pan I loved (probably 40+yr old) & needed a new gasket for it. Ordered one and it does not fit, cover does not seal and build up pressure. Any ideas,?? Have called Mirro, out let store.
    I reallly don't want to buy a new one, but pan is no good without a gasket. I know this has nothing to do with previous question, but would appreciate any ideas someone may have. Thank You


    You could try here: http://missvickie.com/resources/parts.html

    If you cant find the part you need or the source to obtain one from the above link, try contacting (emailing) Miss Vickie, she is usually very helpful.
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    7essure outlet store, without any help: Pan is no good without gasket, And I don't really want to buy a new one.[/quote]
    lauralie41
    Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:50 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Welcome to Food.com Chef #770664!!
    I bought a mid-prized Mirro pressure cooker and was disappointed that the pot was so thin and lightweight. Guess I was thinking all pressure cookers were like my Aunt's that she used many years ago. Didnt want to spend a lot of money since I wasnt sure I would use one that often and now I wish I did.

    Sure hope MissVickie's or the pressure cooker website works for you and a new gasket will be on it's way soon.
    Missie*
    Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:44 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    For what it's worth regarding the pressure cooker problem. You are probably not going to find the gasket you need. I had the same problem awhile back so I finally gave up and here's what I did. Went to Bed, Bath and Beyond, used their discount coupon and got a 5 qt. one for about $15. And I like it more than any I've ever had. It's light weight, easy to handle and has a better gasket than Presto or Mirro. And works as well as if it costs ten times what I paid. For the life of me, I can't figure why people pay in the $100. and up range. Of course, I'm aware that when it does need a gasket, I'll just be replacing the whole thing. Who care, as long as this one is still available?
    Chef #770664
    Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:25 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Thank you for the help, We don't have a Bed,Bath and Beyond in our area. I will have to try and check their web site and hopefully find it. I have accepted the fact that I will never find a gasket for it. Have been checking flea markets, auctions, etc for a used one hoping to find a used one.
    pressurecookersshop
    Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:28 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I heard Pressure Cooker Outlet is very expensive, now a days most people are intergrating to new places like amazon and ebay. I would advise you to purchase one there. I would say just go for the 8 quartet model, I have used it and it works wonders.

    There is a link to a good site that provides quality pressure cookers at a cheaper price in my profile
    spammeknot_
    Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:39 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Presto is a step above Mirro in quality. I would go with Presto. Check retailmenot.com to see if that website has any discount codes out right now. Last week I bought my pressure cooker online at Kohl's and got 30% off by finding a discount code there. I ended up paying 22$ for a 6 qt.
    Chef #1801026405
    Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:42 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Hey, I understand what a task is buying a new pressure cooker. I have been currently using the Presto brand for three years now and I still feel very much contented. Its capacity is 8qts, is easy to handle. it also includes a stainless steel steamer basket .Just be careful about the capacity which you may want to use otherwise your pressure cooker may leave you unsatisfied. I hope you will find the perfect selection..Good luck.
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