Des O'Connor des at micro-search.com
Wed May 1 17:11:41 EST 2002

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

"Shaun Jones" <Bcereus at cablANTISPAMeinet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:xVuz8.44387$dh5.3445089 at news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Dear All
> I perform simple diagnostic parasitology procedures at home, and would
> to be able to sterilise slides and test tubes so that they can be reused.
> 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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