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Hi, I'm moving into a new apartment April first and my boyfriend is willing to make our kitchen completely gluten free!!! Is there anything I need to do before moving my stuff in to clean up from the last lady who used to live there? When I went and looked at the apartment there were crumbs and bread everywhere...

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Clean it well for sure -- If I go into a kitchen with flour I usually use a face mask like with people trying to avoid the flu. Have always been sensitive to breathing the crumbs and particles while cleaning or in kitchens where they are used. I would make sure that behind the fridge & stove are really clean..

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Hi, I'm moving into a new apartment April first and my boyfriend is willing to make our kitchen completely gluten free!!! Is there anything I need to do before moving my stuff in to clean up from the last lady who used to live there? When I went and looked at the apartment there were crumbs and bread everywhere...

Thanks!

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Thanks, I've always wondered about the best way to "sanitize"..gluten isn't a germ i guess so antibacterial cleaning stuff wouldn't get rid of it? I guess I could wash with bleach?

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I dont know whats really recommended but bleach has always worked well for us.

Maybe your boyfriend can make sure the surface crumbs and things are gone before you get into wiping down everything with bleach. Might be good to get a face mask too.

For me, breathing crumbs and flour in the air has caused the most problems.

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Thanks, I've always wondered about the best way to "sanitize"..gluten isn't a germ i guess so antibacterial cleaning stuff wouldn't get rid of it? I guess I could wash with bleach?

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Yeah for a gluten free kitchen! Make sure that you clean the whole kitchen. Every surface, every drawer, cupboard, oven, refrigerator etc. When I moved in to my apartment my dad and i used lysol to clean the kitchen and it seemed to work fine. Then I went around the rest of the apartment and cleaned the other surfaces also, just to make sure.

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When I moved into my current place the kitchen and bathroom were disgusting. I vacuumed the kitchen drawers first to get all the crumbs out before wiping them down with my standard kitchen spray cleaner. There's no way I could have gotten all the crumbs out with just a rag and some cleaner there were so many of them. Now that I've scrubbed every surface, no gluten is allowed in the door!

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Clean the inside of the oven thoroughly. If it is self-cleaning...then put it through a self-cleaning cycle on the highest temperature (some ovens have a quick mode and a long mode...go for the long one). If the oven isn't self-cleaning, then get some oven cleaner and clean the oven at least twice...making sure to get up and around the oven light cover and around the rubbery oven sealer around the oven door. And scrub the ceiling of the oven too.

Or, you can do what I did (the oven in our place was a mess). I had the oven taken out, and I bought my own and had it installed. When I leave, I can take it with me.

Best of luck!

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Bleach won't "kill" the gluten piece but it will be clean. :P Bleach is good to clean with. I have found, from my days of glutinous baking, that white vinegar disolves flour well. You can squirt it into cracks & let it sit, then rinse & repeat. Good luck with your new home.

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