Make your kitchen gluten-free friendly and efficient
It may be time to update those pots and pans, cooking utensils, and oven mitts . . .
- Some feel it is safest to have a separate cookware for gluten-free food. If you decide to do this, you can purchase name tags that indicate that a particular cooking utensil is gluten-free. We do not recommend non-stick surfaces as it is important that the pans do not get contaminated with gluten; the stainless sets wash much better.
- We also recommend a good cast-iron pot (dutch oven) for soups and many other dishes.
- It is a good idea to have separate cooking utensils for gluten-free foods. You can buy a different set from your regular set so you won't get confused. Or you can put them in a utensil jar so as not to mix them up with other utensils.
- In terms of pasta, it is wise to buy a separate pasta colander for gluten-free foods. Pasta tends to get stuck in the colander so you want a separate gluten-free one. The ones we recommend are safe to put in the dishwasher.
- If you will be cooking a lot for the first time, don't forget an apron and oven mitts!