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Do Restaurants Use gluten-free Ovens?

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Hmmm, I was at a restaurant which I won't name here, but their initials are The Westin Hotel Breakfast Lounge in Ottawa, Ontario Canada.

Anyways, during breakfast, I got to talking to the waiter and told him I had celiac disease. Well, he told me they carried lots of great gluten-free breads and would I like some toasted with my breakfast. I declined, saying I didn't trust the bread. He said they were guaranteed to be gluten free. I was about to give in, when I asked (almost as a joke) "Do you use a dedicated toaster?"

The guy looked at me and laughed. "No, of course we don't."

So I didn't order the toast. It got me wondering though...gulp..........when they make gluten free pizza in restuarants....do they use a dedicated part of the oven, or do they just slide them in over the parts where gltueny pizzas have been cooking all day.

If the truth is that they don't use a dedicated part of the oven, please lie to me.

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I have no idea ... but since you want a lie anyway, "Oh, yes, every pizza place in the whole world has a dedicated gluten-free oven!"

I think you would need to ask, I'm sure each place is different.

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You should check with every place that offers gluten free pizza. I am sure some places would have better policies and understanding than others.

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Of course they ALWAYS use dedicated ovens everywhere! Okay, you wanted a lie, here it is.

I really doubt that most places would even think about that! You know, they'll only think about ingredients, how many non-celiacs have even heard of such a thing as cross contamination? Even people in our own families scoff at that!

The only way to know is to ask (before you order, or, even better, call ahead and check).

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OOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P<_<:rolleyes::ph34r::blink::):D:D

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Whew! Thanks for your understanding. Now I can imagine these special little dedicated green pizza ovens set aside in every pizzeria. I always think of gluten-free things with the color green. They probably also have special green pizza cutters and green pizza pans. I bet the cook even uses green oven mitts.

Don't look at me like that. A girl can dream, can't she :)

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And he is wearing that green bakers hat, wearing a green apron...................wow, a lot of green! I haven't laughed so hard in a while.

I think you better bake your own pizzas, though, for the most part.

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And he is wearing that green bakers hat, wearing a green apron...................wow, a lot of green! I haven't laughed so hard in a while.

I think you better bake your own pizzas, though, for the most part.

And maybe some foil or parchment for them to bake it on...

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