Yup, that why I paid huge ass shipping to get em into the US. The one I am selling is pure natural ceramics, no coating of any kind.I've been pretty careful with my cooker, but even so the PTFE lining eventually deteriorates. I'm on my second pot now and that's starting to go. I paid $85 for it 3-4 years ago. When I was shopping around for the best rice cooker available I tried really hard to find an all stainless steel or ceramic model, but every one I saw had some kind of nonstick.