I used to use a pressure cooker for most of my agar, in fact for
steralising most small things. The biggest problem was forgetting it was
on and letting it boil dry- we got a lot of interesting sculptures in the
lab. We also went through a lot of seals due to that, but didn't have a
problem with damage to the agar (except when we let it boil dry).
On Wed, 1 May 2002, Repeating Decimal wrote:
> in article EFZz8.19850$OP.743686 at stones, Des O'Connor at
>des at micro-search.com wrote on 5/1/02 3:11 PM:
>> > Hi Shaun
> > I suspect the device you require is not manufactured. The use of a culinary
> > pressure cookers is unwise for the intented purpose as it may prove
> > unreliable,damage the agar and may be unsafe.
> > HAve you considered a second hand bench mount. Severn scientific in Bristol
> > might be able to help you out.
> > If your near me we could probabley sterilise small amounts of agar for you
> > so mail me.
> > best DOC
>> I'll bet that Koch and Pasteur did not have fancy autoclaves when they did
> their work. Yet I think they would have been pleased to have a good culinary
> pressure cooker.