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Chicago Rabbinical Council’s Guidelines to Kashering Counter tops and Stovetops for Pesach and Countertops while explaining what countertops need to be kashered and how they can be kashered, also imply why they need to be kashered. Many materials are porous or can develop cracks. Other materials develop a film that needs to be cleaned (and will have been ...


According to the 2014 OU Jewish Action Passover Guide on page 14 under "Libun (Burning)" On Line THE KASHERING PRIMER – PASSOVER 2014 A self-clean cycle of an oven(approx 850 degrees F) also qualifies as libun I have done it but it can also mess up some utensils. I was also been given this advice by the Baltitimore star-k, when I called the office.


The Shulchan Aruch HaRav writes: סכין או אחד משאר כלים הצריכין הגעלה שיש בו גומא או סדק או נקב שאינו יכול לחטט בתוכן לנקרן ולנקותן היטיב אין הגעלה מועלת להם אם הן במקום שמשתמשין בו בקבע דהיינו מצד הפנימי של הכלי לפי שיש לחוש שמא יש שם משהו ממשות החמץ בעין ואין הגעלה מועלת למה שהוא בעין לפיכך צריך להניח גחלים בוערות על הסדק והגומא וישהה אותם שם עד שאם יגע ...


This halacha from Parshat Mattot describes the principle of “kebol’o kach polto.” The same way (and level of heat) the impurity was absorbed that is how it is extracted. this edition of halochoscope says that a utensil used cold will absorb if the forbidden food was left to soak into the utensil for at least 24 hours. The answer to the ...

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