Keeping a gluten free kitchen can be a challenge for people with celiac disease, especially if you are sharing it with family members or roommates that are not gluten free! Here are a few tips to keep your kitchen safe so that you stay healthy:
- Cookware and bakeware: if your pans or bowls are being used to prepare gluten containing foods, you must make sure that you clean them thoroughly. I recommend first scrubbing them with soap and hot water and then putting them through the dishwasher.
- Cutting boards: I recommend having a gluten free cutting board in the kitchen. Residue from bread crumbs and flour can hide on cutting boards and easily contaminate food.
- Toaster: It is safest to have a separate toaster oven and/or toaster. There are too many risks sharing one toaster due to cross contamination.