Mr JN Goulding jgouldin at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Thu May 2 04:19:06 EST 2002

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.
> Bill

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