Get a Fast Start in Your Mushroom Business with a Robust, Long-Lasting Autoclave.Lab & Furnace
You’ve built your business on a relentless commitment to quality.
The hard work, long days (and nights), continual investment and reinvestment, failed experiments…
Those are the stones that paved the way to consistent products that your customers trust above others.
And it’s only fair to hold your autoclave to the same, high standard. It’s the cornerstone of dependable and scalable sterilization—and a hefty investment in your business’s future.
World-class “starter” autoclaves (that you can grow with)
We’ll be the first to acknowledge that several mega-brands offer terrific products…for a price.
That’s where SH Scientific comes in. Excuse us for tooting our own horn, but our engineers and designers have made something remarkable:
But you didn’t get this far by forking out top dollar without scrutiny.
A line of high-performance, user-friendly autoclaves at accessible prices.
- Prompt shipping and convenient support from the US.
- End-to-end inspection and testing at our own facility in South Korea.
- Comprehensive safety features including double-insulated doors.
- Specs, performance, and safety features that stand among the best in their class.
- Manufacturer-direct purchasing, warranty, and replacement parts—no obscure marketplace middlemen.
Introducing the SH Scientific 150M
To scale your mushroom business, you need capacity and reliability.
You don’t need to babysit pressure cookers.
The SH Scientific 150M replaces a whole fleet of them. Its 150-liter chamber handles around 100 lbs per cycle or 200 lbs per day, leaving you free to attend to other priorities.
While the 150M is our most popular “starter” size, it’s not the only option. So, which one makes sense? We’d start with three considerations:
- It’s generally more cost-effective to buy bigger today than to buy smaller and then upgrade down the road. Growing room isn’t free, but it’s often the best long-term value.
- If 150 liters still seems excessive, then smaller options (currently down to 60 liters) are also available.
- Conversely, if 150 liters may not suffice, then the 300M (300 liters) offers not double but triple the capacity. There’s no magic; just a carefully rethought chamber that’s optimized for bags of grain spawn or substrate. Beyond that, the truly massive model 1200M (1200 liters) offers unbeatable capacity for the dollar.
We recommend sharing your workflow and growth expectations with our sales team. Our reps assist other cultivators day in and day out, so they’re a terrific resource for real-world experiences to help you make a cost-effective choice.
Now, speaking of cost-effectiveness, let’s talk about the elephant in the room: online discount marketplaces. You’ve probably noticed that they’re replete with staggeringly cheap autoclaves that claim similar specs to ours. Some even bear a striking resemblance.
Unfortunately, as in the rest of life, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
The high cost of cheap equipment
We hear almost daily from cultivators whose autoclaves have become bottlenecks. Safety hazards. Hard-to-fix points of failure.
They were cheap, yes. And they initially functioned well enough, even if assembly was a bit painful.
But with time, their parts gave out or their wide tolerances led to premature wear.
Then, when a need arose for replacement parts, where were those discount dealers? It remains a mystery.
But what’s clear is they were not on the other end of the phone; not following up on support requests; not expediting replacements.
So, their customers find themselves high and dry, with growing operations interrupted by a dud of a “good deal” that we (a third party) can’t safely service or repair.
Now, are obscure online sellers universally sketchy? Do their devices always fail beyond repair?
Of course not.
But consider this: if component prices only vary modestly, then what are they omitting to achieve these savings?
What “quality” means
It’s not hard to produce an autoclave that performs well on paper.
But one that sustains that performance through years of increasing use as your business expands?
That’s true quality.
It’s rooted in decades of iteration based on feedback from mushroom cultivators as well as a vast range of research and commercial laboratories.
It entails exacting standards over the build process. Where SH autoclaves are concerned, that means total control over construction in our own facility in South Korea.
It means pre-assembly by our own expert team. Unlike some competitors you might’ve seen, we are not in the business of delivering DIY projects.
It requires rigorous testing to ensure every finished device remains within our infinitesimal tolerances for performance and fit and finish.
And it continues with US-based support that’s available on your schedule. Whether it’s a trivial question or a serious concern, you’ll reach an SH rep in Portland, Oregon whose sole responsibility is to help you keep moving forward.
That being said, there are two areas we proudly omit to offer unrivaled value:
- No costly, unnecessary certifications. These carry little weight for most facilities, so why bear their cost?
- No unnecessarily high heat or pressure capabilities. An extra 2°–4° C and ~8 psi makes a marginal difference in daily capacity for most growers, but adds disproportionate costs to build to our standards.
Our ambition is simple: reliability and value so impressive that it’s a no-brainer to work together as your business grows.
Of course, the first step is friendly, knowledgeable assistance—whether you’re about to order, or still weighing your options.
And if or when it’s time to purchase, all our autoclaves are available and ready to ship (or to customize to your facility’s needs). We’re here to get you up, running, and back to production in record time.
To learn more or begin an order, reach out today.