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Plastic Cooking Utensils

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Yes, as Jess has said. That also depends on your level of sensitivity. I cook 99% gluten free and when I do not (such as pasta for my husband), I take extra care to clean by hand before it enters the dishwasher.

The heat in the dishwasher does nothing for gluten residue, rather it is the soap and water action that released the gluten matter from the untensils and plates.

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Yes, as Jess has said. That also depends on your level of sensitivity. I cook 99% gluten free and when I do not (such as pasta for my husband), I take extra care to clean by hand before it enters the dishwasher.

The heat in the dishwasher does nothing for gluten residue, rather it is the soap and water action that released the gluten matter from the untensils and plates.

Wow! I had no idea that you could cross contaminate like this!! So are metal utensils better? What about cutting boards wood/plastic? I am working on my whole house going gluten-free so it shouldn't be a huge issue but should I replace my kitchen stuff?

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I'm really anal about cross contamination. We have separate utensils...among many other things! It's hard to get things with slots and holes perfectly clean. You can buy a variety pack of plastic utensils for five dollars or less. I think it's more than worth the expense.

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Thanks for the info. The spatula I used was pretty scratched up. I was just wondering also if you should run your nongluten kitchen things in the dishwasher at a different time than when you run the stuff that you cook gluten in? I know its a weird questioin, but I just don't even want to chance getting sick again.

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