Autoclaves

Manuel Heintz heintzm at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Tue Apr 30 07:22:57 EST 2002


Hi Shaun,

in our institut we use normal pressure cooker which are used in a kitchen
(the bottom is filled with water) and heat them on a cooking plate. There
you can only autoclave small things and a problem could be that the
temperature is not controlled. So it could be that the temperature is higher
than 121°C. But it works, it goes fast and is not very expansive.
Manuel

"Shaun Jones" <Bcereus at cablANTISPAMeinet.co.uk> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:xVuz8.44387$dh5.3445089 at news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Dear All
>
> I perform simple diagnostic parasitology procedures at home, and would
like
> to be able to sterilise slides and test tubes so that they can be reused.
I
> would also like to do some basic microbiology and would need to be able to
> make sterile agars and reagents.
>
> I have been looking around for cheap benchtop autoclaves and these are far
> too expensive.  I have also looked at pressure cookers and home canner
> cookers.  The homer canner cookers seem to be most suitable, they have a
> pressure gauge and large capacity.
>
> Does anyone know a supplier within the UK where I can purchase a pressure
> cooker designed for microbiology or home canning?
>
> Any advice appreciated.
>
> Thanks
>
> Shaun
>
>





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