Monday, April 7, 2014

Kashering Appliances For Pesah

Kashering Appliances For Pesah
Day: Monday
Date: April 7, 2014
Parshat: Aharei Mot
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 451

Kitchen appliances that are used for hametz may not be used for Pesah from the time that hametz is forbidden on Erev Pesah unless they have been kashered. As will Gd willing be explained, the general rule is that the way an item is used is the way it is kashered. For example, a pot that is normally used to cook food with liquid needs "hag'alah" (dipping in boiling water), and something normally doesn't contain liquid needs "libun" (heating to the point that it turns white). However when it comes to whether an item needs to be kashered or not, we do not follow the majority of its usage. Therefore if an item is always used for food that is okay for Pesah and one time it is used for hametz, it must be kashered properly before it is used on Pesah. For example, if one only uses an urn for water, and one time he heats up borekas etc. on it, he must kasher the urn before using it on Pesah.

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