Using a pressure cooker as an autoclave.

Experiments carried out at Sao Paulo University indicated that a pressure cooker is comparable in efficiency to an autoclave and can reach temperatures required to destroy bacilli. The efficiency of deep sterilization was tested by using a piece of gauze contaminated with bacillus subtilis spores.…

What is an Autoclave? Tuttnauer

Like the pressure cooker, an autoclave is a machine that uses the combination of high pressure and steam in order to transfer heat to the items placed inside. Invented in 1879 by Charles Chamberland, the first autoclave was essentially a glorified pressure cooker.…