Hi Brent and I agree with Carter. I was looking at mine the other day wondering if they could be used, but the problems that I saw were, 1) the height issue not being enough, 2) you would then need to find/cut a follower as you couldn't use the base of the pan, 3) Not sure that the rivets would hold under pressure of pressing. They were not meant for that, and 4) the seam line, although that be too great a problem.
Sings idea of cutting the base out of an old saucepan and using the base as the follower, I thought was a great idea though. Going to see what I have that i could do that with.