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#1 of 10 Old 02-12-2014, 01:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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? 

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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...

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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.


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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.
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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.

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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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Wink multicooker vs rice cooker

Maybe you choose multicooker? I bought REDMOND 4502 – it is fast, clever (can work in 34 programmes), and what is important it for me – it can cook baby food! Now money isn’t wasted on such items. What is more – it can cook rice too.
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Maybe you choose multicooker? I bought REDMOND 4502 – it is fast, clever (can work in 34 programmes), and what is important it for me – it can cook baby food! Now money isn’t wasted on such items. What is more – it can cook rice too.
Hello, first time i saw multicooker in the house of my friend. He is single, live alone, so this thing is better for him). I have a family, but i thought it could be great to have the same multicooker in our house. My friend cooked pasta in this thing, when we've visited him. It was yummy enouph and he did nothing! Just take the water and then the pasta and salt inside. Thats all!
I decide to buy the the same multicoker, but I prefer to save my money, thats why i find multicooker Redmond in the internet shop, in one like that http://at.multicooker.com/. And I am happy in the kitchen with this thing now, its easy to cook a lot of dishes, even some soups.
If you have any question, you can ask me.
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I've been combing the 2nd hand shops for teflon free ones for awhile now and never find one, they are either teflon or aluminum, which I think is just as bad. Looks like I'll have to break down and buy a new one.
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I'd rather advise you to choose multicooker. For example, Redmond brand is selling now 6L bowl multicookers. Generally, it's a combination of rice cooker, steamer and bread maker. Also you can make stew in it and even yogurt. Price starts from 60+ pounds and up, and they provide 24 months warranty. I've bought it like half year ago, but 4L bowl. It's a cool device. I don't know if I can put a link in here, but if you google something like Redmond multicooker UK you will find it.
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