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So....mother In Law Was Making Us Food Tonight...

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Turns out she used plastic and wooden utensils in the sauce for the pasta....so we can't eat it...currently making some simple gluten free spaghetti. SOOOOO bummed out right now but it's not worth the tummy ache nauseous feeling :( I really wanted the pasta she was making *sighs*

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Where did you get the idea that plastic is always a problem? Wood is porous by its nature--plastic is not.

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It gets stained and what not. She used wood in it for sure.

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The wood utensils take it out of play for sure. Plastic in good condition washes up well, just like porcelain in good condition. Items with scratches--regardless of what they are made from--will be a potential problem.

Since were talking pasta, let's mention colanders. Metal ones with a wire screen provide a perfect particle trap where the wires cross in the mesh--you can't clean them after use with regular pasta. A plastic colander would be safer, even if slightly scratched.

Gluten (protein) molecules are very large, and penetrating a soft plastic such as polyethylene is not going to happen. Stains can be created by much, much smaller molecules. Tomatoes stain every plastic they touch--no gluten worries there (but if you have nightshade issues, maybe).

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Hmm well we're heading up to my home province next week and i was talking to my mom about tonight and she said she has a metal one..would something like this be okay? http://www.chinatraderonline.com/Files/Household/Kitchenware/Kitchen-Utensil-Set/Colander-with-Ball-Shaped-Base-11503723970.jpg

I'm guessing this one is more of what you mean right? http://www.homebrewunderground.com/images/colander.jpg

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Yup, the first one is safe--holes in solid metal. The other one is a wire mesh and can't be shared. I have a wire mesh colander which I really like, but it has never been in the same kitchen as gluten pasta.

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*nods* I will let my mom know I'm not sure which one she has. Thanks!

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Hmm well we're heading up to my home province next week

Have a wonderful time! Be careful, be prepared and relax with your family. That's the most important thing. ;)

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Off topic: My wife and I travelled to Newfoundland in 1991 and it was beautiful. We took the ferry to Channel-Port aux Basques and drove around the island to the Argentia ferry terminal, taking several days to do it.

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I don't want to spoil the fun, but I bring my own colander. It's rubbery and collapsible. I just don't see how they get the gluteny sticky pasta out of the holes. Maybe she could even get a plastic $3 one for you?

This is much nicer than the one I have. Mine is like this but on a handle/ stick. Its not as big as a regular colander.

http://www.oxo.com/p-916-silicone-collapsible-colander.aspx

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Yeah I will probably end up just buying one while i'm there and tell her to keep it there for when we visit lol I do have a nice blue plastic flat board with holes...not sure what the technical name for it is but it's meant for straining like a colander. Could easily fit in my luggage. Has a handle and you just hold it up against the pot.

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Off topic: My wife and I travelled to Newfoundland in 1991 and it was beautiful. We took the ferry to Channel-Port aux Basques and drove around the island to the Argentia ferry terminal, taking several days to do it.

Hehe back when i was all of eight years old! :D lol Glad you enjoyed it! I'm from St. John's but my family came from Grand Bank and the Bonavista penninsula.

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