Rice cooker bowl peeling/scratched

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  1. Stooge007

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    hi guys

    anyone else have issues with the "non-stick" cooking bowl inside your rice cooker starting to get scratched then eventually peeling?

    has happened to the last 2 or 3 rice cookers i've had, ranging from the cheap $20 ones to the last one which was ~ $80 iirc

    i'm talking after maybe 3-4 years of use

    we NEVER use metal utensils on it, always just the plastic scoop thing

    assume they won't sell you a cooking bowl separately? cos the cooker is otherwise fine

    would a Tiger brand rice cooker have the same issues with the "non-stick" stuff eventually scratching/peeling?

    my wife is complaining that she's eating teflon and she's going to die
     
  2. HeXa

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    never had a Tiger rice cooker bowl peel - use the included plastic paddle and hand wash the bowl
     
  3. OldnBold

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    I have had a Tiger rice cooker for six years and no peeling :thumbup:
     
  4. aXis

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    I've got a cheap $15 Kmart jobbie, it would be 3 or 4 years old and is used once or twice a week and the bowl is still fine. I tend to hand clean it most of the time though, and only use the dishwasher occasionally.

    Do you put yours in a dishwasher? The caustic tends to oxidise the aluminium so if there is a small crack in the surface coating it could start to undermine it.

    Still, $15 every 3 - 4 years is not bad.
     
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    Stooge007

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    bowl never goes in the dishwasher

    rice always gets washed in a separate bowl then poured into the rice cooker bowl

    might have to shell out for a (ugly as balls) Tiger :lol:
     
  6. JugV2

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    Yes, our rice cooker is peeling.

    Nothing is eternal.

    Screws fall out.

    The world is an imperfect place.
     
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    i'm mostly wondering whether it's worth dropping $200+ on a Tiger, or to just buy $50 ones and replace every 3-4 years
     
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    Dont use metal utensils and only wash with soft sponge.
     
  9. reunig

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    Get the Tiger, they are so worth it as they make congee as well. We've had ours for 10 years and still no peeling.

    When the Teflon starts peeling on any cooking equipment, its pretty gross and I wouldn't want to keep using it either.
     
  10. PsydFX

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    Considered something like a Pressure Cooker, with a stainless steel bowl?

    I've got the New Wave 5 in 1 which cooks rice perfectly (best results using pressure, as opposed to the Rice mode), and you can pick up a stainless steel bowl for ~$30.
     
  11. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Yes, I bought a cheap rice cooker and some flakes have come off the bottom.....not too fussed about it.
     
  12. broccoli

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    They might do, ring them up and ask them. I've replaced "bits" before, sometimes they just send them.

    Non-stick coatings don't last and aren't really intended to (that's why everything's got it...), but I wouldn't be happy if mine didn't last that long. How much do you use the cooker? I don't use mine that often, so I couldn't possibly have "worn it out". It isn't really how old it is, but how much use it's had.
     
  13. Lucifers Mentor

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    Some brands like Breville definitely will sell you a replacement bowl. Have had it happen several times in the past, to the point where we just gave up on rice cookers.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Mine was so cheap I think they would tell me to go jump :lol:
     
  15. Johnbu

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    Tigers and Panasonics seem to last a long time.

    They don't use the same black teflon the cheap ones use, even when it does start to wear the coating seems almost plastic-y rather than just flake off.

    We don't cook rice that often, so I just use a cheap $15-20 job. This is our second one, the first lasted about 4 years.

    We run it through the dishwasher.
     

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