Good Evening Gents,
My trusty oster rice cooker has been going strong for about 10 years or so.. however the inner pot, despite me never using any metal utensils, seems to be a little scratched with some of the color looking brown / rust like. i took a steel wool to a small area to see if it is Rust but it didnt budge. Rust usually goes off quick with steel wool in my experience, so im not sure what it is . Im not sure what they coat these rice pots with, so im a little nervous to be honest.
Anyway my concern is the pot itself. Is it still safe to use / cook n despite the coating bieng heavily scratched at the bottom with some brown like discoloration? i tried looking for a new pot but they dont make them anymore and i would have to shell out for a new cooker which i really dont want to as , i feel this thing can go for a long time its just the pot. too bad its not a stainless steel pot
Thank you for your advice... and time..
PS: if pictures of the pot will help id be happy to take some i figured someone here as some experience with this! :)