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1/15/12 10:32 P

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My suggestion is to use different colour of sponge for each are (remember to sanitize reguarly in the microwave) (and separate tea towel) and keep the one for your area in a separate spot or in a baggie. I run into this when I travel and stay in hostels. Great news that they respect your area of countertop. Not everyone is lucky enough to have the extra room.
I only use paper towels for cleaning up grease or yucky stuff.

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9/18/11 6:10 P

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we don't use paper towels in our house. You can buy cheap wash clothes or cut up old big towels to make small ones. Then you just throw them in the wash machine instead of the garage and reuse.

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9/18/11 5:03 P

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I would keep a solution of clorox to rinse my sponge in. With that said I have several friends who are the only one who eats gf and use sponges and have never had issues cleaning up with a sponge. But.... I can see why you are concerned. I personally will keep using my sponge.




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9/18/11 2:37 P

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I have the same dilema - I am the only one of four that is gf, and although I cook 100% of the meals gluten-free, they still have cereal, bread, tortillas, etc. that are not gf. I have a separate part of the counter space (next to the stove vs. next to the fridge) that is a gluten-free zone (as WitchyWoman suggested). I also recycle any used paper towels that I use to clean the gluten area, so I don't feel SO bad about the waste. But it is a waste, none the less.

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9/18/11 1:32 P

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Is the countertop big enough to somehow cordon off a section just for your own use?

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9/18/11 12:25 P

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Find napkins or paper towels made from recycled material?

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9/18/11 11:00 A

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This question may sound strange. My husband eats gluten. When cleaning the counters, I use a lot of paper towels because I don't want to contaminate sponges. This seems very wasteful. I don't want to waste all that paper but I don't feel like I have a choice. How does everyone else deal with that?

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