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JNBunnie1

Sponge Question

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Does everyone use a different sponge for gluten-y dishes in their sink? My boyfriend and I were just discussing this, and I've been learning things lately being new to the forum, that I'd never known, about second-hand gluten (lol). I'd prefer to refrain from 'suicide'bombing'' myself, so does anyone have any advice? Should we can the sponge, or will the gluten rinse off the dishes? Thanks guys.

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Sponges are apt to absorb everything around them, including gluten. They're also inexpensive. I'd just have one color sponge for gluten-containing food and one color sponge for gluten free food, and make sure that the two never mate or cross pollinate. Why risk it?

When I'm at other people's houses, I generally wash the dish I eat from with a clean paper towel to avoid this problem.

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When we had a combo household, I used dishcloths instead of sponges - one color for gluten, another for gluten-free. That way even if a mistake was made, you just put them through the washer and dryer like any other towel and it's fine.

They sell dishcloths most places. The ones I use are from Walmart. I get them in the same area as mops, rubber gloves, etc. They're made by Angus, come in a pkg of 2 and called Waffle Weave Dish Cloths.

I put up some of those Command Adhesive hooks by the sink and hung one on one side and one on the other side, with notes telling which was which.

Nancy

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When we had a combo household, I used dishcloths instead of sponges - one color for gluten, another for gluten-free. That way even if a mistake was made, you just put them through the washer and dryer like any other towel and it's fine.

They sell dishcloths most places. The ones I use are from Walmart. I get them in the same area as mops, rubber gloves, etc. They're made by Angus, come in a pkg of 2 and called Waffle Weave Dish Cloths.

I put up some of those Command Adhesive hooks by the sink and hung one on one side and one on the other side, with notes telling which was which.

Nancy

This is exactly what I do. Dishclothes are cheap and the color coding system has worked fine for us, although the amount of gluteny dishes has drastically decreased as my wife weans herself and the two daughters off gluten. Target date of May 1 for a gluten free kitchen!! :rolleyes:

Sponges are exactly what they say they are, sponges, they soak up and retain anything and everything. After Dx, they were the second thing I got rid of after the strainer.

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