For those who already have a Mirro pressure canner, or who got a second-hand one, we provide the Mirro manuals below as a courtesy because people have a hard time finding the manual online.
Please note these manuals apply only to older, legacy-model Mirro canners.
If you have a newer one, say, purchased 2016 or 2017 onwards, disregard the older manuals entirely. See section below called “Operational Changes”.
Here is an overview of Mirro pressure canning equipment .
Two old Mirro pressure canner manuals
2004 Mirro Pressure Canner Manual Dated 2004 (in handwriting on the manual).
Undated Mirro Pressure Canner Manual This one is undated, with no part or version number assigned to it, either.
Our guess from the feel of the layout and design is that the undated one is the slightly more recent one; but that is a guess. Consequently we are taking the unusual step of providing links to both (normally our practice is to just provide the most recent manual for something to avoid confusion.)
Note about these old official Mirro pressure canner manuals
Our providing links to the manual(s) is not an endorsement of either manual. They are dated.
As far as canner operation goes, it no longer reflects the current models being sold by Mirro. For older, legacy-model Mirro canners, you can refer to the manual for operation instructions.
But, do not use their food pressure canning recipes or directions, because some appear to be out of sync with those of the USDA and there’s no indication of who tested those recipes for safety. And note as well: Mirro is actually even physically long gone from its home in Wisconsin – their former site has literally been razed to the ground — so there’s probably no one left backing those canning suggestions. For actual canning recipes, follow the USDA Complete guide instead.
Operation changes to the newer Mirro canners
The old manuals (see above) say that the weights on Mirro pressure canners will gently rock or jiggle continuously while processing — as do the weights on Presto canners.
That does not, however, apply to how the new Mirro pressure canner models work. The weight now releases steam in a hiss every 15 to 20 seconds, instead of continuously rocking or jiggling.
It was the Master Food Preservers of Central Sierra (based out of the University of California Cooperative Extension) who discovered this in 2017 and brought it to the public attention.
There are other operational differences as well.
When operating a newer Mirro pressure canner, refer to the Mirro pressure canner directions given by Central Sierra.
Consequently, given that the usage directions in the old manuals no longer apply, and the processing times and recipes are dodgy, the old manuals are pretty much of no use to you at all if you have a newer model Mirro.
Mirro pressure cooker manuals
We often also get asked for older Mirro pressure cooker (as opposed to pressure canner) manuals. We know of a few older ones over on the Hip Pressure Cooking site: Mirro pressure cooker manuals
i got a 22 quarts mirro pressure canners and i need the weight gauge 5-10-15 and i need a book for i miss place them and can not find them. how can i get them?
I just bought a mirro 16qt model 92116 and need a manual. was wondering were I can order one, thank you
Lost the manual for my mirro-matic pressure canner for 22guarts…M-0522-11…can I order one?
Hello I have an 8 Qt Mirro pressure cooker. I have lost my manual to it. How can I get a copy of the manual for it? Please advise.
Gloria R Lowery
I need a manual for a 4Qt. Mirro Pressure Cooker. How can I get one
Please check with Laura over at https://www.hippressurecooking.com
Looking manual for mirro matic pressure cooker #0398-mirro-m-0398…i got pressure canner from grandmother who had it for long time and pass on to me.
4qt. Mirro Pressure Cooker Manual http://www.uncledavesenterprise.com/file/garden/vegetable/mirropressurecooker.pdf
Old manual for mirror 92116 16 quart please.
I need an old instruction manual for M-0512-11 (12 qt). My email address:
Try looking in the manual library over at https://www.hippressurecooking.com/pressure-cooker-manual-library/
Hi! I need a manual for a Mirro cooker pressure purchased around 1981-82. It hasn’t been used since then and looks new. Thanks!
Please check with Laura over at https://www.hippressurecooking.com
Help I need to get a pressure canner timer book it doesn’t tell me how long to can anything I’ve got the recipe book but that’s not what I need can you help me please. Thank you very much Margie
I have a mirro pressure canner and it will not release the locking thing in the handle! What do I do????
I wait til I know there is no pressure and then use a butter knife to lift it.
I need the instruction manual for a Mirro 12 Qt M-0512-11 Pressure Canner Cooker with Jiggler . No gauge. One was gaven to me and I have no clue how to use it. Please help. How can I get a manual?
How tight do I need to attach the pressure control!
I need a instruction booklet for a 16 quart. The model number is M-0512-11. Then there is a 5/93. UL listed 284H
I need a pressure cooker manual and instructions for a Mirro T fal 6 Quart pic model 92160T. I was told Laura would help me and to mention Randal informed me.
I didn’t know this pressure cooker couldn’t be used on a ceramic stove. Already bought it.
I purchased one also and I didon’t the practice but the 10lb would not rattle it or pop up but the 15lb would pop up but would not rattle and I have a ceramic top they need to put on box that it doesn’t work on these stoves
i have an older Mirro pressure cooker i bought with no book my model No Mo5522-11 wodering if i can get a book for it
I am needing the instruction manual for a Mirro 4.2 quart pressure cooker. Model number 92040
Hi Tracy, for regular pressure cooker stuff I am going to refer you to Laura over at Hip Pressure Cooking. https://www.hippressurecooking.com/ Contact her and I know she will help you find exactly the right manual you need for that model, you can say Randal sent you.
I need instructions for mirro model number 92060
Can model 92060 be used on a glass top stove
I recently received 2 T-fal 92122 (22qt) pressure cooker/canners. Doing some online searching lead me here learning that they are Mirro. My problem is that I have a ceramic stove top.
Is there any way where I can still use these cookers/canners?
I’d love to do some canning and pressure cooking with them.
I have a Mirro 8qt pressers cooker and need an instruction book before I can use it. Please send a book for this model #92080 . I am a beginner cook, and a little afraid to use this without instruction book.
Hi Virginia, for regular pressure cooker stuff I am going to refer you to Laura over at Hip Pressure Cooking. https://www.hippressurecooking.com/ Contact her and I know she will help you find exactly the right manual you need for that model, you can say Randal sent you. She can also help you overcome beginner’s jitters with a pressure cooker. I can’t speak highly enough of the range and depth of her knowledge, or her willingness to help.
SO pleased to find this information
i have a 4 qt cooker lost my manual how much water do i add to can
Jackie, do you mean a 4 quart pressure cooker that you use for ordinary cooking?