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I have finally trained my husband to not put his dishes in the dishwasher so I can wash them first. I quit using plastics and Tupperware for myself. He still uses it for his foods. Is there any chance of my glass dishes and silverware getting contaminated from water dripping off the plastic and Tupperware containers? My guess is that only food that would be stored in the containers would get contaminated. However, I want to be sure.

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I have finally trained my husband to not put his dishes in the dishwasher so I can wash them first. I quit using plastics and Tupperware for myself. He still uses it for his foods. Is there any chance of my glass dishes and silverware getting contaminated from water dripping off the plastic and Tupperware containers? My guess is that only food that would be stored in the containers would get contaminated. However, I want to be sure.

That is a good question, and I am looking forward to seeing what others here have to day.

I would guess that the answer is no. I agree that only food stored in the containers would get cc'd.

For us (duel kitchen -- hubby and daughter use gluten), the biggest problem is things not coming completely clean. Today, I found a stainless steel pot that still had pasta stuck on the side, despite being put through the dishwasher.

AS SOON AS WE CAN AFFORD IT, I am going to buy a quality, dedicated set of cookware.

In the meantime, I keep on truckin' . . . and watching every dish.

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That is a good question, and I am looking forward to seeing what others here have to day.

I would guess that the answer is no. I agree that only food stored in the containers would get cc'd.

For us (duel kitchen -- hubby and daughter use gluten), the biggest problem is things not coming completely clean. Today, I found a stainless steel pot that still had pasta stuck on the side, despite being put through the dishwasher.

AS SOON AS WE CAN AFFORD IT, I am going to buy a quality, dedicated set of cookware.

In the meantime, I keep on truckin' . . . and watching every dish.

I did buy new pots for anything I can eat. Wanted to get red ones so they would look different but didn't like the quality of the red ones I found. Did get red spatulas, spoons, cutting board & even plastic containers with red tops. I use red Duck tape on my jam, etc. This helps because my kids are teens & sometimes fix food. Also, talking (nagging) about pouring out chips, etc so that I can still eat them. No fingers in ice, use dispenser. Nag! Nag! Nag!

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I did buy new pots for anything I can eat. Wanted to get red ones so they would look different but didn't like the quality of the red ones I found. Did get red spatulas, spoons, cutting board & even plastic containers with red tops. I use red Duck tape on my jam, etc. This helps because my kids are teens & sometimes fix food. Also, talking (nagging) about pouring out chips, etc so that I can still eat them. No fingers in ice, use dispenser. Nag! Nag! Nag!

Wow -- here, too. My oldest daughter bought me a set of green-handle spoons with the idea being "G reen=G luten-Free.

I found a dedicated counter container for the spoons, and it has definitely helped.

Even with that, I still have to nag, nag, nag, as you say. They mean well, and they try . . . but old habits die hard.

I know, because they die hard with me, too. It is all too easy to make mistakes.

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AS SOON AS WE CAN AFFORD IT, I am going to buy a quality, dedicated set of cookware.

I am looking for a cheap pan for cooking wheat spaghetti and noodles and will save the good ones for gluten free foods. I'm on the look out at resale shops as money is really tight.

I could wash the plastic and tupperware in the sink but just don't feel good about a cutting board getting clean unless it goes in the dishwasher. I do make sure that none of the other dishes touch it.

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Also, they make light purple scrubby pads. Living in a family of boys, they use blue & I use purple.

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I have finally trained my husband to not put his dishes in the dishwasher so I can wash them first. I quit using plastics and Tupperware for myself. He still uses it for his foods. Is there any chance of my glass dishes and silverware getting contaminated from water dripping off the plastic and Tupperware containers? My guess is that only food that would be stored in the containers would get contaminated. However, I want to be sure.

I only cook gluten-free meals, but my husband does occasionally eat foods with gluten. I rinse all the dishes well and they all go into the dishwasher together. It's never been a problem and I've been doing this for nearly 5 years.

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I did buy new pots for anything I can eat. Wanted to get red ones so they would look different but didn't like the quality of the red ones I found. Did get red spatulas, spoons, cutting board & even plastic containers with red tops. I use red Duck tape on my jam, etc. This helps because my kids are teens & sometimes fix food. Also, talking (nagging) about pouring out chips, etc so that I can still eat them. No fingers in ice, use dispenser. Nag! Nag! Nag!

I also bought red silicon spatulas, mixing spoons, cutting boards, etc. All gluten-free flours, etc, went into lock & lock containers and was labeled.

Since we are technically a dual kitchen, we are mostly eating gluten-free since the boyz would rather eat my gluten-free cooking than cook themselves. The only real exception is sandwiches. I bought a new set of cookware but do use it for both gluten-free and non-gluten-free - it's very high quality and I love it.

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Also, they make light purple scrubby pads. Living in a family of boys, they use blue & I use purple.

How do you manage living with a family of boys and not getting glutened? Obviously if they use different colored scrubby pads, they are cleaning up gluten.

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How do you manage living with a family of boys and not getting glutened? Obviously if they use different colored scrubby pads, they are cleaning up gluten.

Not asking me but I want to mention that my eight year old son is a LOT more gluten aware than most adults or kids. One of his friends in school is celiac and he just adores he - she did all the work of teaching him what she can and can't have and to wash his hands after handling gluten food.

It's hilarious to have him remind his dad - "You better wipe that counter off - we had bread and crumbs could make mom sick!"

- Maura

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How do you manage living with a family of boys and not getting glutened? Obviously if they use different colored scrubby pads, they are cleaning up gluten.

We are still learning. My boys are 17 & 14 & stay out of moms stuff without permission. I make some of their stuff thats not gluten-free, like sandwiches. I am watching closely if its something I want to eat - like lunch meat & nag about clean fingers or pouring chips out of bags. I have red duct tape that I put on jam, etc. I also, go behind them or before I'm cooking for me, & wipe up counter, sink, etc.

Sandwiches have always been made on this black cutting board always on the counter. I keep my stuff away from it.& Remind often AKA nagging.

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