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Hello All,

I'm 24 years old and was recently diagnosed with Celiac despite showing no symptoms. I have this bread maker that I had used only once before being diagnosed. Can I still use it or should I be worried about cross-contamination? I've never displayed any symptoms and would like to begin making gluten-free bread in my bread machine.

I'd like to know everyone's thoughts before discarding (if necessary) my practically new machine.

Thanks.

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Hello All,

I'm 24 years old and was recently diagnosed with Celiac despite showing no symptoms. I have this bread maker that I had used only once before being diagnosed. Can I still use it or should I be worried about cross-contamination? I've never displayed any symptoms and would like to begin making gluten-free bread in my bread machine.

I'd like to know everyone's thoughts before discarding (if necessary) my practically new machine.

Thanks.

I am not that much of a baker so I can't answer your question. My curiosity is getting the better of me though. If you had no symptoms how did you end up getting diagnosed?

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I am not that much of a baker so I can't answer your question. My curiosity is getting the better of me though. If you had no symptoms how did you end up getting diagnosed?

I had a cold a few weeks back and went to see the doctor. I was a new patient so they put me through "the works" which included blood work. Based on the results of my blood tests the doctor preliminarily diagnosed me with Celiac and recommended I see a specialist. That week I had an endoscopy and biopsy done and the diagnosis was confirmed, I have Celiac Disease. It was a real shock to me.

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If you've only used it once I'd try to clean it. I have that machine and the one thing I'd be concerned about is residual dough around the paddles. They are removable and the whole assembly can go through the dishwasher occasionally. The rest of the machine should be pretty easy to clean.

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I had a cold a few weeks back and went to see the doctor. I was a new patient so they put me through "the works" which included blood work. Based on the results of my blood tests the doctor preliminarily diagnosed me with Celiac and recommended I see a specialist. That week I had an endoscopy and biopsy done and the diagnosis was confirmed, I have Celiac Disease. It was a real shock to me.

wow that is quite amazing, considering the number of people who have symptoms and are suffering, but have negative or inconclusive testing! I find it very interesting that Celiac antibodies were a part of your MD's new patient screening. You are lucky to have an enlightened physician!

I hope you can give your bread maker and thorough cleaning and continue to use it. But I am not an expert in that arena so will let others respond.

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If you've only used it once, I would think a thorough cleaning/dishwasher for parts would suffice.

Welcome to the board - you have a GREAT doctor!

You may want to try the gluten free pantry bread mixes .... I make them into little rolls with italian seasoning, and they are wonderful!

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wow that is quite amazing, considering the number of people who have symptoms and are suffering, but have negative or inconclusive testing! I find it very interesting that Celiac antibodies were a part of your MD's new patient screening. You are lucky to have an enlightened physician!

I hope you can give your bread maker and thorough cleaning and continue to use it. But I am not an expert in that arena so will let others respond.

I know, I was very surprised to have even had that testing included in my blood screening. I'm not sure if that sort of screening is included for all new patients or whether it was just included because he asked about my family's history and I alluded to Irish roots.

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Thank you to everyone for your insight. I'm going to give the bread maker a thorough cleaning and begin to make my own bread. I guess I'll learn of any potential cross-contamination next time I have my tTG levels checked.

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