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Teflon Free Rice Cooker

post #1 of 6
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I'm in "need" of a new rice cooker but would also like to minimize my appliances that I have. I'm considering getting a huge rice cooker to replace my old one and my croc pot; however, it looks like all the ones a google search provides me with are either teflon coated for $100+! Any suggestions? 

post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 

Also, how worried should I be about teflon in a rice cooker? Most things I read say that most of the toxicity is from high temps, which I do not believe this appliance comes close to that...

post #3 of 6

If you're worried about the teflon getting into your rice you might want to consider that US rice can be high in arsenic and imported rice can be high in lead. We do not eat rice at home and only eat it when we are out if it is one of the few options available to us.

post #4 of 6
Though white rice has less arsenic and I always believe every thing in moderation. Quinoa is a great option that can be cooked in a rice cooker bit only takes 15 to cook it on the stove.
post #5 of 6

We have a microwave rice cooker w/ a ceramic inset.

 

I think one can also buy electronic rice cookers w/ ceramic inner-parts instead of the standard metal.

post #6 of 6

I bought this one recently and have been happy with it.  It's about $50. It has a stainless steel bowl and a glass top.  I've found that the rice sticks a bit on the very bottom, but I just see that as the trade I need to make to eliminate the teflon.  If I put some water in to soak before I wash it, the stuck rice comes out easily.  

 

http://www.aroma-housewares.com/kitchen/appliances/ARC-757SG.html 

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