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Bleach Denatures The Gluten On Kitchenware?


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#1 Gaye of PA

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:53 PM

A friend whose daughter is newly diagnosed says that if you don't put dishes in the dishwasher but wash them by hand, you need to put bleach on them, which will "denature" the gluten, which means the protein is broken down.

This makes her happily use anyone's anything, as long as it has been bleached. It also causes her to spend a lot of time bleaching everything that can't fit in her dishwasher.

I have never heard of such a thing, and can find no info on it; doesn't sound right to me. But she insists, because the person who told her so is someone "in the know" and who sells gluten free mixes.

Anyone heard of this??
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 03:24 PM

I have never heard of such a thing


Nor have I. Gluten is not a virus or bacteria.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 03:48 PM

I don't know, but on a related note: is the dishwasher enough? I am trying to understand CC and it's overwhelming :(
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 03:58 PM

Prewashing and a run in the dishwasher should be fine.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 04:07 PM

is prewashing needed? (sorry for all the questions)
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 04:35 PM

Nor have I. Gluten is not a virus or bacteria.

I've never heard of that either, but just because gluten is not a virus or bacteria doesn't mean that chlorine can't break the chemical bonds in the protein molecule.

It would be most unpleasant to be washing everything in even very diluted bleach, and the fumes would have to be unhealthy to your skin and eyes and lungs and all that. :ph34r:

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 04:41 PM

I have never had a problem with rinsing everything well and running them through the dishwasher. I use the heat/scrub setting.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:29 PM

Ditto, Patti. The only reason I rinse my dishes before loading them into the dishwasher is so I don't have to clean the dishwasher as often. Grease-filled drain traps are nasty!
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:39 PM

Ditto, Patti. The only reason I rinse my dishes before loading them into the dishwasher is so I don't have to clean the dishwasher as often. Grease-filled drain traps are nasty!

Dessa--It's nice to see you :)
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:44 PM

It's nice to see you, too, Patti. I am finished with college, I have my Bachelor's in Accounting, so now I have time to check in on the board again. I also have two handsome grandsons, pictured in my avatar. I hope the last couple of years have been good for you.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:47 PM

It's nice to see you, too, Patti. I am finished with college, I have my Bachelor's in Accounting, so now I have time to check in on the board again. I also have two handsome grandsons, pictured in my avatar. I hope the last couple of years have been good for you.

The boys are just beautiful--very handsome! Wow--congratulations on your graduation, that's great. :D
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 05:48 PM

A friend whose daughter is newly diagnosed says that if you don't put dishes in the dishwasher but wash them by hand, you need to put bleach on them, which will "denature" the gluten, which means the protein is broken down.

This makes her happily use anyone's anything, as long as it has been bleached. It also causes her to spend a lot of time bleaching everything that can't fit in her dishwasher.

I have never heard of such a thing, and can find no info on it; doesn't sound right to me. But she insists, because the person who told her so is someone "in the know" and who sells gluten free mixes.

Anyone heard of this??

Bleach might unfold the protein (denature it) but it's unlikely to dissolve it to any degree unless you leave it on for a very long time (hours). The antibodies your body produces are to a small section of the protein (a chunk that's freed when you've partly digested it using the hydrochloric acid in your stomach (and some grinding)) and not to a full length, folded protein.

Proteins are also denatured when you cook them. If cooked wheat makes you feel bad, then bleached wheat will also make you feel bad.
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 06:03 PM

That's a 'myth' that still seems to float around from time to time.
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