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#1 Posted : Monday, June 13, 2011 3:28:42 AM
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Thought I would start another thread as the others are so old.

I (male 67 divorced) have Mirror cookers and never had a problem parts are easily found. About all you will ever need is a gasket. might buy a couple when you get the cookers and put them up somewhere.

I have a 4 qt and I think it is an 8qt canner. First time i used he smaller one, I cooked a chicken,  whole. The cookbook said how long after jiggle to cook it and I thought It might not get done in that time so I doubled the time /WorkArea/threadeddisc/emoticons/biggrin.png know what I mean. I didn't know. Anyway when I opened it the chicken was all cooked off the bone and the chicken  bones were all there the meat was in  the bottom and as I put in a Tbspn of flour with the water, I had gravy too. I use a bit more water than called for also. The chicken was sooooo tender and it made gravy in the bottom too ummmm goood.

These cookers are great for making tender ANYTHING I believe that you could cook a section of pine 2x4 at 15psi for 10 minutes and it would almost make soup too./WorkArea/threadeddisc/emoticons/wink.png  They will tenderize anything. And do it in such a short time.

You can cook cake and other stuff in them but I never tried that. Check the cook book that comes with it......

Another thing my  x mother in law had a 2quart cooker and she used it for every meal. I haven''t been able to find one that small but would like one for sure.

If you don't have one GET ONE and you will always use it. So fast and they do/will tenderize anything.

Just be sure to read the instructions and especially the warnings about what not to cook in them. You will never have any problems with them. They all come with a cookbook included in the instruction  book. SO GO FOR IT

Other than that get some good old cast iron cookware and old hickory knives and keep them all dry to prevent rust and you'll never have to buy any other cookware/WorkArea/threadeddisc/emoticons/wink.png 


PS I almost forgot, if you have or pick up an old cooker, the gasket may leak a bit of steam. If so stretch it a bit and lube it with veg/cooking oil and should take care of the leak. If not you may have to spring for a new gasket.





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