Where to Start
If you are brand new to the gluten-free lifestyle, welcome! Before jumping in and cleaning up your kitchen, it’s important to understand what gluten is and what food to avoid. Read more about how to go gluten-free and products that surprisingly contain gluten.
When going gluten-free, one of the first things you need to do is clean all kitchen surfaces with hot, soapy water. Then, separate glutenous and gluten-free items (if you will have a shared kitchen) and repurchase items that could contain gluten even after cleaning.
Before we get into the gluten-free kitchen essentials, it is important to label everything that will only be for gluten-free items. For example, a jar of peanut butter so that others don’t stick their knife back in when making peanut butter and jelly on regular bread, or even a pizza cutter. Gluten can remain in crevices or cuts of cutting boards and other kitchen tools.
Below is a list of items you should absolutely replace when going gluten-free to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
Must-Have Gluten-Free Kitchen Items
Dedicated Gluten-Free Toaster
The most important gluten-free kitchen essential is a brand new toaster for gluten-free food only. Don’t forget to label it!
Dedicated Gluten-Free Cutting Boards
Personally, I wouldn’t use any cutting boards that have previously had gluten on them, no matter how many times they have been washed because gluten can be hiding in the crevices. Don’t forget to label them!
Glass Storage Containers
If you are in a shared kitchen, I would recommend having a seperate sponge for washing your gluten-free cookware.
Gluten-Free Dish Soap
Gluten-Free Kitchen Nice-To-Have Items
Whisks of Various Sizes
I use my smaller whisk more than I use my large whisk! Again, having options is great.
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls of Various Sizes
I love having a set of stainless steel mixing bowls of various sizes so when I’m making something I can choose a bowl size based on what I need. I can make a glaze or frosting in a smaller bowl and a muffin or doughnut mix in a larger bowl.
Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Kitchen Aid Mixer
Having a stand mixer is a game changer.
Comment below your favorite kitchen essentials!