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Old 10-08-2008, 11:57 PM   #1
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Question Kook Kwick - Kwik Kooker

A friend recently acquired an ancient pressure cooker, sans gasket, that she has in turn offered to loan me. This is a rather scary-looking item, as the original pressure gauge and pop-off valve are there, but impossible to test w/o the gasket. This "Kwik Kooker" appears to predate Mirro and Presto by at least a decade. Anyone got a clue? This is too marvelous a find to just turn it into a doorstop or planter. It is aluminum (no rust) - other than the brand name scored into the lid, not other marks anywhere.

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Old 10-09-2008, 08:39 PM   #2
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I'm going to guess that what is on the lid is actually "Kook-Kwick" - NOT - Kwik Kooker ... something like this:




If there is a gasket, or other replacement parts, available - these people should know Cooking and Canning Company

FWIW: Some pressure cooker/canners didn't have gaskets because of how they were machined and how the they were locked. Check with the people above ... they should know.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:10 AM   #3
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Thumbs up Kook Kwick cooker/steamer

Bingo! That's the item right there. Thanks for the info - any idea how ancient this thing is? I'm pretty sure, from the way the lid rattles up and down in the locked position, that a gasket is necessary, but I'll check it out. Could be a mis-matched pot/ lid combo left over from a rummage sale.
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:41 AM   #4
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Those things, any of them, scare the daylights out of me. Ever since (and this is 50+ years ago) my mom's cooker decorated the entire kitchen.
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:38 PM   #5
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Yeah, I've heard tales and I know my mom was nervous every time she had to use hers. I have since found that Montgomery Wards retailed that particular model and gaskets are dang nigh unobtainable.

Mom just gave me a digital, programmable pressure cooker, no manual, that she used once. I understand the principle of pressure-cooking and think it's a handy thing to have, but have inherited my mother's nervous streak about them. I'd like to find an instruction manual for a Princess model #DYR350. I'm usually pretty good about figuring out electronic stuff (my VCR clock was always set, car radio presets and clock functioning, etc.) but this just gives me the willies.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:18 PM   #6
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The folks at the Cooking and Canning Company (see previous post) would be your best bet on finding a source for a gasket for your "Kook-Kwick" pressure cooker. Yeah, if there is any slack in the space between the pot and lid - then it's going to require a gasket.

The Princess electric digital pressure cooker was sold by HSN. If you want to get a copy of the manual you might try contacting Tristar Products, Inc. (the folks who either made or marketed the things):

Customer Service: 1-800-558-0420
Corporate Office: 1-877-973-3666

There is some chatter on the net that Tristar might be out of business ... you'll just have to call and see.
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:51 PM   #7
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Those things, any of them, scare the daylights out of me. Ever since (and this is 50+ years ago) my mom's cooker decorated the entire kitchen.
i did the same thing, though it was mostly the ceiling and stove. doing rice in it. still don't know what i did wrong. it had one of the little gage things on top, it blew one way, the lid another and the rice everywhere. don't think i have used one since and that was over fifty years ago as well.
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