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Cracked PC handle

Posted by herosoup none (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 1, 14 at 16:36

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!

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RE: Cracked PC handle

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.


RE: Cracked PC handle

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.


RE: Cracked PC handle

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Wed, Jan 1, 14 at 23:43

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.

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