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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:28 pm 

Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:27 am
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We just moved into a condo with an existing dishwasher that was used by the previous tenant. My son is severely allergic to milk, eggs & peanuts - would you feel safe using the dishwasher left behind or would you replace it?

If you would keep it any suggestions on how to clean it well enough to remove all allergens?

What dishwashing soap do you use?

Thanks so much!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:26 pm 

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm
Posts: 2034
Location: ottawa
I would first be sure the temps. are correct and it drains correctly. Older ones might not heat up enough or drain enough (rinse) to remove any previous food/allergens. If then you decided to use it I would look into a super duper cleaner to give it a once over. No idea as to what cleaner to use..sorry.
Great question Bens_advocate!!

DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:59 pm 
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Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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