VitaClay Pro Vita Clay Rice Cooker

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This 8 cup clay rice cooker, cooks rice, is a slow cooker and can be set on a time delay (my personal favorite feature). It's also environmentally friendly with it's unglazed clay and reduction of energy needed to cook. And it's not sticky...it leaves that to the rice.


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    This 8 cup clay rice cooker, cooks rice, is a slow cooker and can be set on a time delay (my personal favorite feature). It's also environmentally friendly with it's unglazed clay and reduction of energy needed to cook. And it's not sticky...it leaves that to the rice.

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    • daviddavis
      Lillian, beware I purchased a VitaClay cooker to avoid the non-stick surfaces present in most other cookers. Non-stick surfaces emit fumes called PTFEs that are believed to be harmful to humans (and pets). When I lifted the clay pot out of the machine - guess what the heating element was made from - yes - a non-stick, Teflon-like surface - despite the product being marketed as `teflon free'. Michelle Liu the owner of Essenergy (the California based company that invented the cookers - they are manufactured by third parties in China) confirmed it was indeed non-stick but told me that a new version was coming out in about a month that used a different coating. Based on this, I sent the cooker back at my expense with a promise from Michelle that I would receive a new unit and a shipping credit. It's now going on over SEVEN MONTHS and I have no cooker and have not been able to get my money back. She has had one excuse after another from "it is undergoing testing" to "shipping from China is delayed due to a slowing economy". In my opinion, this is not a company or product that can be trusted. Other questions that need to be addressed: For the new heating element, what is the new coating composed of? Has it undergone safety testing? Could it be even worse than the prior coating from a safety perspective? Clay is a very porous substance that will be in very intimate contact with your food. Is it really Zisha clay? According to whom? Why does some marketing state "no ADDED lead" - is there naturally occurring lead in the clay? Has it been tested for other substances such as cadmium, pesticide run-off, other heavy metals? Is it 100% Zisha clay or might there be other clays/adulterants added? Because I've found Essenergy so untrustworthy, I would need to see notarized documents from recognized labs and testing agencies that answer these crucial questions before I would even consider purchasing. I've found this company to be one that cuts corners and does not operate above board. This could be an excellent product, but only if there is assurance as to quality and safety. With the recent questionable practices that have occurred in manufacturing in China this seems even more important.

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