To clean gluten out of your shared college kitchen, use disposable cleaning tools and supplies. Reusing a sponge, mop, or towel just spreads gluten-filled crumbs to other spots. Sharing kitchen tools with gluten-eating roommates may be safe for you if your response to gluten isn’t serious, but if you need to avoid all cross-contamination, dedicate kitchen tools for gluten-free baking.

Here’s a list of helpful cleaning supplies you can use to keep your kitchen's surfaces gluten-free:


A mop with disposable pads

Make sure you use a mop, such as a Swiffer, with wet cloths that you can throw away after each time you clean the floor.


Disposable paper towels

Be sure to use paper towels for wiping countertops and washing and drying dishes.


Disposable scrubbers

Always use disposable scrubbers for cleaning pots, pans, and dishes.


Antibacterial spray and wipes

Use antibacterial spray for disinfecting countertops and antibacterial wipes for quick spot wiping counters and floors.


Kitchen tools and pans

Dedicate the following items to your gluten-free use: colander, large pot, muffin pan, toaster, cutting boards, aluminum foil, and parchment paper.