I am looking to get rid of the teflon rice cooker I have (it is getting a lot of scratches, and I am worried about where that teflon is going). What should one look for in a good rice cooker that does not have a teflon coating?
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).
There are a number of rice cookers available with stainless steel pans. A quick Google finds several for around $20(US). No worries about Teflon (aka PTFE).