Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Mirro-Matic Pressure Pan - Instructions, Time Tables, Recipes [1946]


The wraparound cover of this oval die-cut pamphlet is orange, black and white. "Mirro-Matic" is in orange and "Pressure Pan" in white on a black horizontal band. Below is "Instructions Time Tables" in white and "Recipes" in black. The left, right and bottom edges have orange and white drawings of plates of food on a checkered tablecloth. The back cover has the Mirro-Matic Pressure Pan title repeated with "Mirro, The Finest Aluminum" below in black. The front end page has a photograph of the Mirro test kitchen with a promo that cookers are "Thoroughly tested and approved." The back end page has 9 Important Don'ts! for using the Mirro-Matic. The title page has a photograph of the Mirro-Matic in an orange circle with the title and company name and address in orange and black. There is a table of contents followed by Important! warnings, Mirro-Matic features with illustrations, detailed instructions on How To Cook, how to clean the Mirro-Matic and how the Mirro-Matic saves vitamins, flavor and time. There are tables for cooking various foods: Fresh Vegetables, Dried Vegetables, Dried Fruits, Cereals, Meats and Fowl, Soups and Chowders, Pasta and Rice, Fish and Sea Food and Frozen Vegetables amid the recipes. There is a section on instructions for pressure canning with time tables followed by a full-page illustration of "just a small portion of the complete MIRRO utensil line." The last page tells about Mirro products and how to replace the safety fuse.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Mirro

Publisher: Aluminum Goods Mfg. Co. (Manitowoc, Wis.)


50 p.

17.8 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Mirro-Matic Pressure Pan - Instructions, Time Tables, Recipes [1946]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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