Cracked PC handle

herosoupJanuary 1, 2014

I got a 22 qt mirro pressure canner for Christmas (yay!) and today I planned to take it for a test run. However while it was building pressure and steam started escaping through the handle (which I've read elsewhere on these forums is normal), I noticed the handle was cracked. I took the PC off the heat because that crack freaked me out. I plan to exchange it on the weekend, but I guess I'm posting a picture of it here to confirm this isn't normal.

Happy new year everyone!
-A

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

No it is not normal. Return/exchange it. Better yet get money back and buy a Presto instead. The quality of Mirro canners has really declined drastically over the past several years since the company was sold.

Dave

    Bookmark   January 1, 2014 at 4:45PM
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readinglady(z8 OR)

I agree absolutely with Dave's comments. That is NOT normal and may be a sign of other serious issues to come. Good thing you can return it. And do take a look at the Presto. Unlike Mirro the company remains under the same ownership, and manufacture and parts availability so far are very consistent.

Carol

    Bookmark   January 1, 2014 at 5:19PM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Here's one more nay vote on the new Mirro. And I apologize to whoever picked it out for you, gifted it to you. The vintage are gems, I use mine all the time. You couldn't convince me to buy a new one over Presto though, the old vs. new - no comparison.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2014 at 11:43PM
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