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I am looking to get rid of the Teflon rice cooker I have (it is getting a lot of scratches and well that Teflon has to be going somewhere!). What is a good rice cooker to go with that is non-stick enough for jasmine rice?

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I quickly checked the models that Cook's Illustrated recommended, and all of them either say they're Teflon (aka PTFE) or are a non-specified non-stick (which probably means PTFE).

Also, PTFE isn't toxic, at least not until heated in excess of 200°C (details at Wikipedia).

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Good points. I guess my real issue is with cheap teflon that flakes away too quickly. – Zombies Jun 30 '11 at 17:50
@Zombies: It could also be that you're damaging the Teflon somehow; are you using metal utensils on it, for example? – derobert Jul 1 '11 at 5:24
Nope! It is just really cheap the whole rice cooker was like $15 at target. – Zombies Jul 1 '11 at 15:29
@Zombies: Ok, I've had to cheap bread pans like that (well, they were much cheaper than $15, and Walmart not Target), where the non-stick just wasn't bound to the metal properly. Slightly less cheap ones didn't have the issue. Unfortunately, it looks like good rice cookers are more than slightly less cheap :-( You could always use a small sauce pot… – derobert Jul 1 '11 at 18:22
Don't buy very cheap kitchen ware. I paid more than $100 for my rice cooker. The teflon is good as new after more than 5 years. – Tony_Henrich Feb 11 '13 at 6:20

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