I am going to be perfectly honest with you here. Some people get all in a tizzy over this particular subject and there's no need for that.
Don't overthink this cleaning thing too much, hon. Gluten crumbs will dissolve in water and the likelihood of food being stuck on the insides of a dishwasher after all that hot water, soap and sanitizer do their thing, you're not going to get glutened. Look on the bottom to see if there is anything there.
If you can't see anything, it's not a problem.
I converted my kitchen and pantry when I was diagnosed and I was a major bread baker. I have stayed in kitchens in seasonal rentals and hotels without incident by just giving everything a good wipe down..
I use windex on countertops. I'm "old school". I think ammonia does a good job.
I'd check the microwave and the oven and give those a good scrub.
I replaced my wooden cutting board, plastic colander and any scratched teflon pans. That's it.
My bread machine was donated to a local food pantry with all the flour I had. They had bread for months. (I know some people keep their machines, soaking the paddle of the machine and using it anyway)
If it is not absorbent, it's not going to "hold gluten".
If you discovered crumbs in the drawers that hold utensils and silverware, just vac them out and wipe them with a damp cloth.
And yes, a soak of the trays in clorox and water works, too. but I personally hate that smell, so I would just use plain old dish soap.
Gluten crumbs are not indestructable. They will dissolve and wash down the drain. No need to drive yourself crazy rewashing everything---honest! Unless your boyfriend has not washed his dishes and glasses, etc. EVER (and who does that?) , I cannot imagine there being anything harmful here.
I am sure you did a great job and kudos to your wonderful boyfriend for supporting you this way. My awesome hubs went gluten-free with me, too
and I am grateful it was one less thing for me to worry about while I healed. I am very sensitive to trace gluten too and I have never had a problem living in my formerly VERY gluteny kitchen.
Best wishes to you!
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