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Pesach Cleaning Hob and Counter Tops

Dear Rabbi Simon I have just moved house and have a few questions relating to Pesach cleaning. Hob: I now have an electric hob instead of gas.  Do you just clean and turn it on high for 10 minutes or do you have to pour boiling water over it (will it crack?) Counter tops: you […]

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Hand Whisk?

Dear Rabbi, I have a hand held whisk and can’t remember if I have ever used it or not. Either way, can I kosher the whisk attachments for Pesach or is it preferred to buy a new one? Dear Friend, If you have not used it for hot food, or washed with hot water + […]

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Water Jug?

Dear Rabbi, We have a britta filter jug that we no longer use with the filter and it serves the purpose of a water jug. We have only had tap water in it. Can we use it on Pesach? Dear Friend, If you have never washed it with hot water + chametz, you may clean […]

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Hot plates on Pesach?

Dear Rabbi, Can you use your regular hot plate on Pesach? Dear Friend, Kasher the hot plate by cleaning carefully and turning on for 30 min. Then cover with foil and you’re fine, no fire hazard. (We use foil all year round [often keeping form week to week, and recycling when we’re done!]; helps keep […]

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Pesach Q’s

Dear Rabbi, Can I ask you a few Pesach questions re koshering for Pesach? -I ask this each year and then forget!: how do i kosher drinking glasses for Pesach? -Is it possible to kosher a year round (milky) electric food processor for Pesach milky use? It’s plastic and metal. Dear Friend, Drinking glasses are […]

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Are seperate Pesach Urns necessary?

Dear Rabbi, Do we need to change our shabbat urn for pesach? Dear Friend, You should kasher it through hag’alah: Clean it (including the spigot) and fill it to the top with boiling water, till it overflows. A good method is to pour a little boiling water from an electric kettle into the urn so […]

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Pesach Questions

Dear Rabbi,  Q: A reminder for those travelling over Pesach (not for me; we’re staying put): does one have to clean the home etc if one is travelling before Yom Tov and not returning until after the Chag? Also, what happens to bedikat chametz? A: One who will be away for all of Pesach should […]

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