Autoclaves

Shaun Jones Bcereus at cablANTISPAMeinet.co.uk
Tue Apr 30 08:15:56 EST 2002


Typically how long to you heat the cooker for to ensure sterilisation?


"Manuel Heintz" <heintzm at rhrk.uni-kl.de> wrote in message
news:aam2bq$6od$1 at news.uni-kl.de...
> Hi Shaun,
>
> in our institut we use normal pressure cooker which are used in a kitchen
> (the bottom is filled with water) and heat them on a cooking plate. There
> you can only autoclave small things and a problem could be that the
> temperature is not controlled. So it could be that the temperature is
higher
> than 121°C. But it works, it goes fast and is not very expansive.
> Manuel
>
> "Shaun Jones" <Bcereus at cablANTISPAMeinet.co.uk> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:xVuz8.44387$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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