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Hey there... I was reading the Gluten Free Living magazine this week and there was a blip about these envelopes that go in your toaster, you put your bread in them and it covers them up, but toasts normally. They look interesting! I haven't tried these, but thought some of you might like them. I might get some for traveling, like in hotels. You can ck them out at:

http://www.solutionscatalog.com/shopping/p...iProductID=5079

Anyone ever try these? I just bought a new toaster for myself. Still haven't used it b/c its a pain to bring it up from the basement! (Hey--maybe I'll put mine upstairs and my husband's toaster in the basement! :D

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I haven't used them, but they were discussed extensively a couple months ago at Delphi. They would protect the bread. I guess it might be good for traveling, when you want to be able to toast, but don't want to lug around a toaster. For at home on a regular basis, however, it would seem much more economical and logical just to buy a $10 toaster.

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I use them for traveling. I keep them with my travel supplies and have also placed a couple in the glove box in the car. They were ordered from King Arthur when they had a free shipping sale.

We usually stay in a motel that offers continental breakfast. I carry English muffins, bread or corn bread tops (baked in hamburger pan). Any of these can be placed in the bags and into the toaster. The bags are reusable but I can't say for how many times. They are very hot when you try to remove them from the toaster. Small tongs would work but so will a couple of napkins.

I also carry dry cereal for longer trips as the baked goods don't last that long.

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Moving On-- Yeah, i have a 2nd toaster at home, so i think i may get some envelopes for travel. We also stay at hotels with continental breakfasts. Is King Arthur a store? Just never heard of it... Thanks!

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Thanks for the info celiac3270--glad to see they were on Delphi too. I hardly ever go to Delphi--don't know how you can keep up with two boards at the same time !

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I just checked them out and they say you can wash them 10 xs in the dishwasher. Neat bags!! I then looked at other things on the site by hitting the "next" button. Great, fun things for the kitchen!! I can see now that this site could take some $$ out of my purse!! Yikes!! ;)

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Thanks for the info celiac3270--glad to see they were on Delphi too. I hardly ever go to Delphi--don't know how you can keep up with two boards at the same time !

LOL, I don't really. I keep up on this board. The Delphi board I try to check daily, but it's usually every other day or so...and I don't post there (a whopping 60, total, lol), so it's just a matter of reading :lol: .

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I purchased the toaster bags from Pampered Chef for my dorm living gluten-free child, worked out well. They wouldn't let her store a toaster in the cafe or have one in her dorm room so the bags were good. In the schools defense they did give her a key to the catering kitchen to use 24 hours a day and could leave the toaster in there.

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Those are so freakin' cool!! Thanks for posting them Jen!! :)

And thanks to everyone else for the idea that they would be good for traveling - I hadn't even thought about that! Neat!

- Michelle :wub:

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What are they made out of? I get worried about chemicals cooking into my food with all of these types of products. I threw out my non-stick cookware 8 years ago when I read chemicals from the teflon coating seep into your food during cooking. Am I paranoid? :huh:

Seriously, do you think those little fire resistant baggies are likely to heat sear toxins into your toast? And while I'm thinking about this, does a celiac person risk gluten contamination if they use teflon coated pots that also are used to cook gluten containing meals? It seems like that nonstick stuff is kind of pourous. My son doesn't have his own set of pots for his meal preparations; only a separate strainer for pastas, etc.

Excuse me for babbling on. :wacko:

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Umm...I'm not very chemically concerned, but I once found little black specks in my food--the teflon was peeling off onto the food being cooked on it...yuck. Now it's all stainless steel.

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At this point I don't worry about teflon. We keep on teflon pan on hand for quick meals. However, once a teflon pan starts to get old, the teflon will begin flaking off b/c of cuts etc, so that's when I throw it away and get a new one...

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jenvan, the site is www.kingarthurflour.com. Once upon a time I used most of their flours for my bread. They had an offer of several items with free shipping and the bags were one of the items offered. That was several months ago. You will also find pans for most baking needs there, but they are expensive.

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Oh my ... We worry so much about food, gluten contamination, chemicals and now even the pots we use. Do you suppose there will ever be a time just to eat and have fun like everyone else? :(

Now, lets see ... I'm almost 59, I know that gluten will get me rather quickly, so will stay stricktly free of that. Anyone know how long it would be before the chemicals could get you? Organic is sooooooooo expensive. :huh:

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Yeah Shirley---I consider buying organic a luxury--most people can't afford it! I rarely buy my fresh foods organic at this time, simply due to price. On our income--I can't justify paying almost $3 a pound for apples when I can get them for $1.29 a pound! Maybe one day...

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