Are Teflon coated rice cookers safe?
There have been many warnings from the scientific community on the potential health hazards posed by Teflon. Many have warned about the possible dangers of consuming food that has been cooked using Teflon coated rice cookers and other cookware using this non stick coating. Scientific studies have shown that Teflon, when heated to high temperatures, emits a toxic substance that can enter food and pose a serious health hazard.
The inner pot of most rice cookers has been coated with Teflon for many years now. It’s often not easy to purchase a rice cooker today that does not come with a nonstick coated inner pot. Given that cooking using aluminum pans has also been shown to be hazardous, what safe options are available? Fortunately, several rice cooker manufacturers have begun producing non teflon rice cookers such as the Oyama Stainless Steel Rice Cooker. So, if Teflon is unsafe, why do most rice cooker manufacturers and other makers of kitchen appliances and cookware continue to use it? Are the concerns over this type of cookware justified? Read the full article – Are Teflon coated rice cookers unsafe?