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Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:37 AM

I have been redoing my kitchen to remove all of my old gluten cook and bake wear. Im working on storage containers now. Do I need to have glass lids too? Or will brand new glass containers with plastic lids be ok? My kitchen is 90% gluten free. I do make gluten items for other family members just a few meals a week. Even if they are glass should I keep certain ones as gluten free? Same thing with glass measuring cups, do I need two sets?
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:58 PM

I don't think you'll have any problems with glass as it cleans well. In fact I kept all old my glass baking dishes, Pyrex measuring cups and CorningWare as it, too, is easy to get clean. If a storage container doesn't have a lid, you could use plastic wrap or aluminum foil to cover it. I also use Tupperware or plastic storage containers with plastic lids. Some people want to avoid all forms of plastic so it's a personal decision.

I have only one set of really ancient stainless steel measuring cups. I gave them a good scrubbing and still use them. I think we can really get a bit too paranoid about the whole thing. Yes, I wanted clean things when I went gluten-free but didn't feel the need to get too extreme.

Edit: I should add that I live alone and everything I prepare is gluten-free so no shared kitchen with gluten-eaters.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:57 AM

I have a shared kitchen so I'm not lucky enough to be able to just prevent cc. I was lucky to have just bought myself a nice set of Pyrex for Christmas just before my diagnosis. I love that I can use them for leftovers or for casseroles and soups to store in the freezer. My MIL uses some of those "disposable" containers and always buys some generic brand with blue lids. I decided I'd buy only brand name ones, and picked a brand with red lids so they're easy to tell apart. I wouldn't be worried about glass measuring cups, or metal ones but I'm one of those people paranoid about plastic. (Not about using it but about how easily it is damaged and can hide gluten traces.) I got my own measuring cups, spoons and cooking utensils since nearly every spoon in the house has spent a little too long in a cooking pot. As for cookware and bakeware, I have only ever bought plain metal bakeware so all that needed was a good scrubbing. On the other hand, all of the pots and pans in the house were nonstick and in pretty bad shape so I used the excuse to go out and buy a new set of stainless steel pots and pans. One day you'll be in your kitchen and be like "@*!$ I forgot to replace X" it's a process as we all get started so don't stress about it too much.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:06 PM

Even plastic ones could clean easily. I'd soak them thoroughly though, and maybe wash them twice, but that should still work. But, glass should be fine.
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