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Zojirushi rice coookers

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Created January 19, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Are these rice cookers safe to use even though they are made with aluminum?

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on January 20, 2012
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Was there any research that defined conditions (temp, duration, etc) at which aluminum might "leak" ?

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on January 19, 2012
at 08:39 PM

Has anyone tried the Vitaclay? I've seen mixed reviews on Amazon.

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at 07:12 PM

Good question. All of the pressure cooking models I've seen are also aluminium as well. Would you consider any of these models? Also, some crock pots, as well. For that matter, could we trust putting aluminium foil in our electric oven?

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on January 19, 2012
at 08:12 PM

That brand is very very widely used all over Japan, and has been for years.. and I've used one as well and truly love it. Actually all their products kind of make me swoon as esthetically they are just awesome and have such neat features. Zojirushi does make an induction rice cooker and aluminum does not work with induction - so check that out.

Nerd alert! I've only used induction on a stove top but the same info should apply unless somehow they managed to sandwich a magnetic base, a thin layer of ferrous metal, into an aluminum pot in the cooker. Since induction is based on magnetic principles, the cookware used must have that ferrous (iron-based, magnetic) bottom. Cast iron and stainless are naturally magnetic.

If you want non-aluminum, definitely check out the titanium coated one from Sanyo - its really good per some friends and this one is all stainless.

Overall it's going to be your decision and such but I hope this info helps :) Good luck!

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on January 19, 2012
at 07:23 PM

I have one that works great. I guess I will be getting AL toxicity though. I have some sticky rice soaking right now in one.

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on January 19, 2012
at 07:12 PM

I wouldn't cook things with aluminum. Get an Oyama stainless steel one instead. I love mine and use it daily.

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at 09:57 AM

Was there any research that defined conditions (temp, duration, etc) at which aluminum might "leak" ?

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