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Yenni

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A woman with Celiac deseas told me to get new frying pans and stuff if they have Teflon. She sais that if gluten had been used in it it can have gotten cooked into it. I have read that it is safe to use the same pots and pans. What is the right thing to do?

Thanks!


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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I just boiled water in mine. If they are scratched badly and you are worried about it, what the heck get some new ones. I read on here that with each washing 80 % is removed, so keep washing. I mean really, that is an expensive prospect if they are not damaged.

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My problem is that I live ina household where everyone else eats glutenand lots of it. So with me being in this situation I should probably get my own?

What about plastic containers and stuff? Is it just the cooking that is the danger?

Thanks for the reply!

This might be a weird quetsion, but what about microvawe ovens? Are they safe to share with such a gluten crazy family that I live in?


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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I'm the only gluten-free person in my house, I bought all new pans and only use glass baking dishes


~Betty

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I originally tried to share pans be finally realized (after about a year) I was getting sick each time so now we have gluten-OK teflon and non-gluten teflon pans. My kids and hubby like their mac & cheese which I can't have anyway any my youngest loves his ramon noodles (ick but hey). So we have a few of their pots and pans and a few of my pots and pans.

We have all new wooden utensils. We have separate cast iron skillets.

I sometimes get sick from using shared plastic containers so will be buying dedicated containers and keeping them that way; I will put a big K on them so nobody else uses them. The problem is, since I take my lunch and morning and afternoon snacks to work each day, I will need quite a few. Most of the stuff I store in the 'fridge is in glass containers.

I am the only gluten-free person in our house (soy, dairy, yeast, etc. too) but hubby cannot have beans or onions, my oldest cannot have processed meats (me either) or cinnamon, and my youngest cannot have lactose. Meals consist of non-onion stuff, baked goods are made with my milk and no cinnamon, etc.


-Kate

gluten-free since July 2004

Other Intolerances:

Strawberries and Banannas (2007)

Nitrates (April 2006)

Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)

Peanuts (Nov. 2004)

Soy (Oct. 2004)

Almonds (Sept. 2004)

Corn (Sept. 2004)

Lactose/Casein (1999)

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My problem is that I live ina household where everyone else eats glutenand lots of it. So with me being in this situation I should probably get my own?

What about plastic containers and stuff? Is it just the cooking that is the danger?

Thanks for the reply!

This might be a weird quetsion, but what about microvawe ovens? Are they safe to share with such a gluten crazy family that I live in?

If you continue in that household like that you will end up getting glutened anyway. (I'm basing this on how you say it :D)

Is it just the cooking that is the danger?

No the danger is that a single speck of gluten so small you can't even see it can make you sick.... this includes washing sponges and tea towels and everything else including the hoover if its used to hoover gluten.

HOWEVER

What you are experiencing is VERY NORMAL.....

Most of us started off like this ... and most of us took a long time to finally accept it.

I realise this sounds paranoid and that is what I thought .....

The best thing you can do if its your family is get them on board.... I'm sorry but this is the way it is.

Please search here on CC (cross contamination).....

Read it yourself and let it sink in.....

I wish I could GIVE you my experience .. really but I can't and your questions are really really common.

Please.. do the search and read .... listen to those of us who really have found this out the hard way and try and see if you can't accept that. Believe me; I'm one stubborn SOB and I was so going to be a "mild" celiac when I was diagnosed.... but wise people like those here told me and told me again and again until I actually TRIED...

You can't be a bit celaic just like you can't be a bit pregnant... you either are or are not.

Its not like "having a bit of a cold" .. and even if you don't react externally you are still doing damage.


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

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Thanks so much for your replies.

Yeah, I need to read more on here. I have read a couple of books, but it is all so overwhelming..

I feel like some stuff doesn't say in books either. For example that charcoal briquetts have gluten. Toothpaste...I have read about it all here.

I am trying hard to make sense of all of this. I just ordered tests from Enterolab too. Gonna get checked for gluten, milk, soy, egg and yeast.

I feel I need to get some answers.

I feel I keep on getting sick so often. And every time I seem to figure out one more thing that I have missed. I have heard it is common to have it this way until you figure it all out.

Well, today my husband got me some new pots and pans and stuff.

I am working on it. ;)


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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Thanks so much for your replies.

Yeah, I need to read more on here. I have read a couple of books, but it is all so overwhelming..

I feel like some stuff doesn't say in books either. For example that charcoal briquetts have gluten. Toothpaste...I have read about it all here.

I am trying hard to make sense of all of this. I just ordered tests from Enterolab too. Gonna get checked for gluten, milk, soy, egg and yeast.

I feel I need to get some answers.

I feel I keep on getting sick so often. And every time I seem to figure out one more thing that I have missed. I have heard it is common to have it this way until you figure it all out.

Well, today my husband got me some new pots and pans and stuff.

I am working on it. ;)

You already sound like you are way ahead of the curve....

You will keep making mistakes, view them as learning and validation and go forwards....that is what we have done and soon you will be posting what we just did to someone in your situation.


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

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hello!

i ended up getting my own pots and pans, cutlery and crockery which means i dont have to worry about scrubbing the gluteny equipment like a mad woman before i can use it, i know if something isnt cleaned perfectly it doesnt matter as no gluten has touched it! I also have my own spatula and other cooking utensils and a few months ago bought my own plastic microwave dishes as i was getting mystery glutenings which turned out to be the old ones - must have had sneaky gluten embedded in the plastic, especially the dishes with scratches. I have my own dish sponge and bench spaces too which no-one is allowed to use :)

This has helped so much with avoiding glutenings! good luck! :)


Peggy from Brisbane, Australia

28 years old

>Gluten Free since December 2005

>Salicylate Sensitive (elimination diet, October 2006)

>HLA-DQ2 gene (tested June 2007)

>Soy Free, Coconut Free 2010

>IgG tested 2011, now also Egg Free, Chicken Free, Garlic Free

>Leaky Gut Syndrome confirmed 2011

>Dairy Light

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Thanks guys! :)


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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