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I am just now getting around to cleaning out my "poison" flour Tupperware canisters. Would I be able to wash them in the dishwasher and reuse them for gluten free flour mixes? Is it possible that gluten molecules somehow could have embedded themselves in or permeated the plastic and therefore rendered them useless for food storage? They're relatively new (2-5 yrs old) but I'd hate to risk my family's health.

Thank you in advance for any help on this matter.

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Hi there!

When I "de-glutened" my kitchen, I threw away plastics and woods. I kept my aluminum pots and pans but replaced teflon coated ones. I also replaced my colander.

I can't say for sure that plastic harbors gluten, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. I'm sure someone who knows with more certainty will chime in.

I think you're safe with uncoated metals and glass.


gluten-free May 17, 2007; casein-light since June 2007

Dx'ed gluten/casein intolerant by Enterolab. Family doc dx'ed "gluten sensitive" after dietary response. DQ 6 & DQ 7

8 year old daughter dx'ed gluten/casein intolerant & malabsorption by Enterolab and has been GFCL since June 12, 2007. Excellent response to diet, including growth! Tummyaches & irritability are gone! DQ 5 & DQ 6

Husband has DQ 5 (elementary, my dear Watson!). Self-diagnosed gluten-intolerant by diet response and challenge.

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I'd rather be safe than sorry. That's practically our motto. :P It seems possible than your tupperware could be scratched and gluten could be trapped there. Maybe gluten is also in the corners?


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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I guess I'm the cheapo here!!!! I washed & cloroxed all my better plastics then I put them in scalding water bath .. I did this several times & I haven't had a problem... I still use my plastic tupperware measuring cups & spoons.......but i cleaned then by the above method....

mamaw

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I guess I'm the cheapo here!!!! I washed & cloroxed all my better plastics then I put them in scalding water bath .. I did this several times & I haven't had a problem... I still use my plastic tupperware measuring cups & spoons.......but i cleaned then by the above method....

mamaw

Well mamaw, You are not the only cheapo! ;) I did the same thing with many of my better plastics, some I threw out (the ones with cracks or grooves in them), and the others I simply bleached and scalded clean. Of course, we are on a very limited budget, so I did the best I could...maybe I should have thrown all of them out. :huh:

-Julie


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Me too! . . . I'm cheap! I didn't get rid of my good plastic. I will add that I never cooked in it (in the microwave) even tho it says I can.


Janet

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Me too! . . . I'm cheap!

HA! :lol: We need to keep that quote in context...

My mother always told me, "we're not cheap, we're thrifty." B)

Well, it looks like several of us are "thrifty" ;)

Janet, by the way, I love your quote by Mother Teresa! B)

Blessings. -Julie


Loves of my life: God, my hubby, and my baby boy!

"I will never give up on my dreams; I will simply modify my path for reaching them." (JH-me).

"Life's a dance you learn as you go, sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow"

(John Michael Montgomery).

"I'm gonna be somebody, one of these days I'm gonna break these chains" (Travis Tritt).

"Life is better left to chance. I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance."

(Garth Brooks).

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