For use on Windows platforms I use Free MP3 Rip from mgshareware.com.
My Settings are:
In CD | Options menu option
* on the General Tab, select Default Encoding Format MP3.
* on the Output Path Tab, I choose for Path Extension and File Name Extension (3 – Both)
* on the Encoding Tab, I choose a 192 Min bitrate.
Then simply load a CD, Select All songs (with the green tick), and then Rip to Default Format (the CD icon).