Rice Cookers

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Q. I am concerned with the aluminum and teflon bowls in rice cookers. Will this cause a health risk?

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We are excited to your commitment to eating whole grains through the week – your family’s health will reap a reward thanks to your proactive role as Mom! And as you continue reading this response, I believe that this is the bottom line your commitment to whole plant foods. Environmental risk to health will always be a factor to consider, but the lifelong choice of a healthy lifestyle will give you a quality of life which no quantity can offer.

Studies have shown that both aluminum and stainless steel cookware do leach their respective components to a small degree. However, conclusive research verifying resulting disease has yet to surface. For example:

Dietary Aluminum and Alzheimer’s Disease

Stainless steel cookware as a significant source of nickel, chromium, and iron

As for teflon-coated cookware, studies are showing that at the temperature of which normal cooking occurs, the primary chemical used to make Teflon — perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA — is not released.

Hence, with the scientific knowledge currently available, decide which material you trust most, and consider the other factors which will help you narrow down your final choice (price, cup capacity, limited function vs. increased features).

On a personal note, I have been reared on rice, and therefore have had the privilege of eating rice from all the above-mentioned cookware and have experimented between steaming and boiling. Currently, I use a simple stainless steel rice cooker. And just like any other new kitchen appliance, I have learned the right proportions to making the rice come out just the texture desired. But if you have more money to spend, the bells and whistles that come with more deluxe models definitely enhances the options of ricecooking (set timer, different textures of rice production, etc).

And after 3 decades of experimenting, I am pleased to report that I am enjoying life to it’s fullest!

Comments ( 3 ) Leave a Comment
  1. 1 John Aug 18, 2011, 3:16 PM PDT

    If you are thinking of your health, I can recommend you the best healthy cooking system that is available and it is made of Titanium in which there is no worry of any leach coming to your food and beside you can cook with it without oil and water in boiling your veg.,easy to cook easy to clean.

  2. 2 Valerie Aug 25, 2011, 3:21 PM PDT

    well where do u buy Titanium cooking system? i would like to know this info and if it is too costly i would not be able to buy it since i have little amount of money to spend.  thanks. i can at least tell others about it!

  3. 3 John Aug 25, 2011, 4:13 PM PDT

    Hi! Helen look for this website saladmaster.com I recommended this to everybody who are particular into health. This is called healthy cooking system; Try them they will come to cook for you and your family a healthy meal along with the presentation. Free of charge and if you don’t like it, its ok with them. there’s nothing to lose. Everybody can afford it if they really look after their health. I bought one myself 3years ago. And this is a lifetime guarantee and you will never buy any cookware again.

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