Hi everyone. I'm hoping someone out there that has a Fagor pressure cooker can help me! I need a new rubber gasket for mine, and I haven't been able to find one anywhere! I live in the Seattle area, and I checked many of our local kitchen stores and I've had no luck. I've checked online at most of the big online housewares places (cooking.com, culinaryparts.com, etc.) and nothing! Fagor's website sells them, but they take 4-6 weeks for delivery, and I'm hoping to get it faster than that. If anyone has a source for these, please let me know. I'm beginning to think I should have bought the Kuhn Rikon since the gaskets for those are sold everywhere.
I bought mine from the Fagor site, and it did, indeed take awhile to arrive. But I wasn't desperate for it, so it was ok. The only other place I've ever seen them (and I live in a BIG city!), is at the Edward Don Outlet Center in Chicago. Edward Don is an institutional restaurant equipment supply house, and they have an outlet center (that's open to the public). I don't know if they would do mail order, but it might be worth a phone call.
You might also try the Chef's Catalog. They sell the pressure cookers, and usually have lots of the accessory items as well. Good luck.
The only place you can find the gaskets is from FAGOR. Here is how you can make your gaskets last:
After use, dry the inside of the lid, remove the gasket, dry it, BUT DO NOT PLACE IT BACK IN THE GROOVE. Place it loosly inside the lid, which you put back on body UPSIDE DOWN.
If you use your pot frequently, here is a way to maintain the gasket.
Before you place the cover on the pot replace the gasket in the groove, then moisten your finger with a little salad oil, rub it inside the gasket on the side that goes into the body of the pot. This will maintain the rubber gasket and keep it from drying out (shrinking).
You will have to send them a check, no credit card. I have a feeling they wait until the check clears, before filling the order.
Hope this helps! Let us know how you made out!
Well, I checked a few other sources, and no luck. It looks like I'll be ordering from Fagor. When I first bought the pressure cooker, the store also sold the gaskets, but they don't anymore!
Thanks for the tips on keeping the gasket in good shape. I have always stored the lid upside down, but I didn't know about the oil trick. I'll be doing that from now on!
I was searching through old threads to get more pc ideas, and saw this thread. Even though it is an oldie, I wanted to share this news, because I had trouble replacing my Fagor gasket, too.
I found it on Amazon! Last month, I got one for $9.95 I believe, and because it was part of a larger order, there was no shipping.
So, maybe this will help some of you who were having the same problem!
Do the silicon gaskets have any advantages over the rubber ones? Anyone experiences?
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