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Hi everyone I have been gluten free for a little over a year now. My family is not so our kitchen is used for both. I always scrub everything down before I cook my meals and do ok . this weekend I baked a cake for the rest of the family and some bread. I then cleaned and made my food but of course was awake all night with terrible stomach pain did I miss something?? 

I also wonder if its safe to use the dishwasher if its only my dishes ( i use my own everything) so if I wash theirs and then mine seperate is it safe or am I taking a risk?

right now I wash them in a dish pan with gluten free dish soap and have my own drainer and stuff I just feel like they are sitting out there right where everything else is going on and lets just say they are NOT careful that is my job

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I know you put this in the Super sensitive section but I will comment anyway on something that you said .  For me, who is not SS, all that Gluteny flour in the air in my kitchen for 24+ hours would bother me.  It falls everywhere.  You would want to keep all of your stuff out of there for a day or two.  I would think from the SS perspective, this would be even worse.  

 

For most Celiacs, the dishwasher is fine. We can even co-exist with gluten eaters.  But because you say you are super sensitive, I don't see how you could live with careless gluten eaters. And baking with gluten flour.......  that would be a real problem for you.

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I just bake gluten-free items for everyone and no one can tell the difference. My daughter requested my gluten-free cake over a store-bought bakery cake that was rated best in our county! Adults rave too. But bragging is not the topic. I would never bake with gluten in my kitchen. It is too hard to contain.

My husband has been gluten-free for 13 years. I was diagnosed just a year ago. But when we had a shared kitchen, I controlled everything. Now that my daughter is old enough to cook, I went 99% gluten-free. I buy her prepackaged stuff to take to school and I boil her noodles, but she takes them to school. I am careful about keeping the four gluten-touching tools separate. She cooks eggs and prepares only gluten-free meals. She is a great kid, but I feel safer being the one to cook and clean up gluten foods. She wants a croissant? We eat at the bakery.

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I would really avoid baking with regular flour if at all possible as someone with Celiac.

Just imagine the little dust clouds of flour when your pour it in to the measuring cup and then again when pouring it in to the mixing bowl and again when mixing the ingredients. It's very possible particles could land on your lip and be ingested, or if your were talking or breathing through your mouth, those particles could end up in your mouth and be ingested and make you sick. It's sweet that you want to make your family regular cake and bread, but it would be too risky for my comfort. In fact, I called a restaurant this weekend to see if they had any Celiac safe food and was told they can't guarantee anything they have is 100% safe because they use flour in the restaurant and it can end up anywhere. I would definitely put your clean dishes that are in the strainer into the cupboard before using regular flour too. Hope you feel better soon.

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Yep- I think poofy flour dust is the culprit here.  May want to institute a rule of prebaked gluteny stuff only, or use things like premade cookie dough that don't have loose flour on them.

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I would agree that baking with regular flour is likely to make even typical celiac sick.   Did you use regular flour?   If this is something that you often do, maybe you caused more flour to become airborne this time.   I think that the other things that you mention would require a significantly higher level of sensitivity. 

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I know you put this in the Super sensitive section but I will comment anyway on something that you said .  For me, who is not SS, all that Gluteny flour in the air in my kitchen for 24+ hours would bother me.  It falls everywhere.  You would want to keep all of your stuff out of there for a day or two.  I would think from the SS perspective, this would be even worse.  

 

For most Celiacs, the dishwasher is fine. We can even co-exist with gluten eaters.  But because you say you are super sensitive, I don't see how you could live with careless gluten eaters. And baking with gluten flour.......  that would be a real problem for you.

I'm not positive I am super sensitive but it would seem that way as I get symptoms over the smallest things, even things I have bought from the store that say gluten free sometimes will bother me. I am still learning alot . I have not been officially diagnosed yet my GI Dr. is working on testing for me. I am 43 and have been struggling with these issues for years I did some research and found my dad had a wheat allergy and in his sixtys was diagnosed with cronze diseas after loosing ll inches of small intestine but he was never tested for celiac.  so he is being tested now in light of my difficulties. I went gluten free a year ago I went in and talked to my dr first but never was tested so here I am stuck. I feel like my body is finally working right for the first time and now I cant get answers, so not sure what to do. so back to what you were saying its hard to deal with the kitchen but without being diagnosed they just don't take it seriously enough. I think my husband is getting it now he sees how well I do and how bad it is when I get gluten. but yeah I feel like I spend more time in there scrubbing than eating. I wondered about baking so you have answered that question apparently I really need to give that up. 

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Thanks so much for all your replies. I was really big into baking before i went gluten free and so my family misses it and I do try to but I am finding every time that I am sick its been three days now and the pain is slowly going down but wow I hate feeling this way! I think I will tell them sorry but we gotta by or you can try my stuff I picking up slowly on gluten free baking but not really good at it yet. I am exited that I could use the dishwasher though I need to keep mine off the counter I think that will help a lot to.

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http://www.crateandbarrel.com/the-how-can-it-be-gluten-free-cookbook/s204948?a=1552&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=COX04vGirL4CFaQF7AodNjgAZQ

 

Buy this book and if your family wants home cooked treats, they will have to eat gluten free.  No if's, and's or but's!  Don't worry...you will get good at gluten-free baking.  There is a learning curve but once you master it, most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference.  No more wheat flour in the kitchen!   :)

 

The dishwasher is safe to use.  Rinse them well before loading and don't worry about it.  I am very sensitive also and it has never been an issue anywhere for me.  Dishes are rinsed very well in them so they are not a worry.

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I am finally doing better. I have given my husband the news that our baked treats will be gluten free he wasn't exited but he is willing to try. I think I will get it down and who knows he might actually like it. : ) I am going to try using the dishwasher for my dishes too It probably won't be any worse than leaving them out in the dish rack on the cupboard to dry. 

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