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Bread Machine - Cc Issues?

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My husband and I have a pretty nice bread machine that we used before I went gluten-free. If I bought a separate pan for gluten-free and made sure to have him clean the inside of the machine out with rubbing alcohol after he uses it, do you think it would be safe?


ELIZABETH

gluten-free (04.17.2006)

corn-free (03.27.2007)

xanthan gum-free

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My husband and I have a pretty nice bread machine that we used before I went gluten-free. If I bought a separate pan for gluten-free and made sure to have him clean the inside of the machine out with rubbing alcohol after he uses it, do you think it would be safe?

That sounds risky. Unless you're really, really short of storage space I think you should each have your own, and if storage is an issue, I still don't think you should use his.

They really aren't expensive, and it will pay for itself with the savings on your bread.


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I was worried about using my bread machine that'd I'd used before to make spelt bread (before gluten-free) but I have not had cross-contamination issues with it since then. I would think going back and forth could work, if you are careful - especially if you have your own pan. But they aren't that expensive - might be worth getting your own.

Good luck!

Stephanie


Diagnosed by food challenge, 10/04

Gluten-free since 10/04

Gluten-sensitive genes: HLA-DQ 1,3 (Subtype 6,9)

Interstitial Cystitis, 7/07

Fibromyalgia, 6/11

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I received a new one as a x-mas gift. I would not have used are old one, it was covered in flour dust. However, if you feel like it is clean then it is up to you! Happy bread making :)

Hez

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Just an idea but how about using food coloring?

If it soaks into anything and you can see it its not 100% clean...


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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We have not had cc issues with ours, but I make sure ( as I am the one to do the dishes) that it is immaculate when it is done. Also, since the dx, we ONLY use it to make gluten-free bread. The kids are the only ones who eat "normal" bread and we just buy it from the store for them.


Ryan

Positive blood work May 06

Positive results with diet change

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I think switching an old bread machine to only gluten free would work, but going back and forth gluten free and not gluten free would continue to be risky. I wouldn't do it. I mean, every once in a while you would be bound to overlook a speck of flour on it and get sick...I just would not feel comfortable doing that.

Pauliina

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I actually use my dad's old bread maker for my gluten-free bread. I cleaned the hell out of the thing initially. It would be riskier if you were switching from one to the other alot though. You *should* be able to make it work I'd think--if you clean each nook and cranny everytime. You could also stick the bread pan in the dishwasher. Don't forget the outside of the bread maker too etc... Watch out for airborne flour settling.


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Jen

Indianapolis, IN

gluten-free since Feb 2005

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Thanks everyone! I guess we'll have to get a new one so my husband can continue to make his beloved bread. Tough, but that's life.


ELIZABETH

gluten-free (04.17.2006)

corn-free (03.27.2007)

xanthan gum-free

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