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#1 DanPatch

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:16 PM

Hi guys,

Okay, so this might be a bit of a paranoid cross-contamination question; judge as you may. My dad insists upon scrubbing the outside of the potatoes with the same scrub brush as we use for scrubbing pots, pans, and cleaning dishes. I'm thinking this may pose a cross-contamination issue because I do not live in a gluten-free household, therefore you cannot assume the brush is clean. I've been told I'm just over-emotional... <_<

Does anyone have a similar experience or insights to offer? Or perhaps you are sensitive and have had a reaction to such forms of cross-contamination? Any information would be helpful, really.

Thanks so much!!!
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

Pre gluten-free, we always had a vegetsble scrubbing brush. That keeps the germs from the dirty dishes and meat off the veggies. I think its a sanitation issue
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:35 PM

I wash my scrubbers in the dishwasher, every one to two days. I use a separate one for my food but hubs sometimes forgets to use mine therefore the constant dishwasher trips for the scrubbers. It works well for me.
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#4 ravenwoodglass

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:15 PM

Pre gluten-free, we always had a vegetsble scrubbing brush. That keeps the germs from the dirty dishes and meat off the veggies. I think its a sanatation issue


Yea I agree completely. Maybe pick up a veggie brush in a dollar store and offer (read insist) that you scrub those potatos while he does some other dinner prep chore.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

It is my opinion that it is 100% unsafe to clean a potato with a brush you use to clean pots in a non-gluten free household. I would pretty much need a gun to my head to eat those potatoes. Overly emotional? That's what happens when I get contaminated by morons who don't understand CC.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:03 PM

Pre gluten-free, we always had a vegetsble scrubbing brush. That keeps the germs from the dirty dishes and meat off the veggies. I think its a sanitation issue



Agree.

One for the veggies, one for the dishes.

It's not CC, it's just sanitary and common sense.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

Thank you all!!
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

Someone gave me a potato scrubber that is shaped like a potato. If you could find a scrubber shaped like a nasty, crusty, dirty dish you'd be all set! Besides bacteria and old food (and gluten), doesn't that get dish soap on your veggies?
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