If by mistake, someone who is cooking parve food but uses a dairy pot and selects a meat spatula or mixing utensil does this: A) Raise concerns about the food B) Render the pot non-kosher C) Render the utensil non-kosher

This is assuming the food -such as eggs or a sauce were hot

-what is the status of the eggs is it still parve-dairy (I can eat it on a dairy plate).

The utensils in the specific case would have sat for 24 hours and been cleaned.

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    a good candidate to CYLOR.
    – gt6989b
    Apr 30, 2013 at 19:54
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    (1.) Were the pot and spatula both completely clean from prior residue? (2.) Was one or both of them ben yomo? (3.) Was the ratio of the food to the volume of the part of the spatula inserted into the food more than 60:1? See this article.
    – Fred
    Apr 30, 2013 at 19:54
  • how much time passed since the pot was last used? Is there 60 times more food than the surface volume of the spatula, immersed in it?
    – gt6989b
    Apr 30, 2013 at 19:55
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    @seekingclarity It stands for "consult your local Orthodox rabbi". In any event, the article I linked to above discusses your question and relevant sources.
    – Fred
    Apr 30, 2013 at 20:04
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    Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/50638
    – msh210
    Dec 19, 2014 at 7:54

1 Answer 1


Pot is Kosher. Spatula is Kosher. Eggs are Kosher. Note we are dealing here with a mistake, obviously a priori this should not be done.

  1. According to the question, both the utensils were not used in 24 hours and were clean. Therefore, neither one can give out a taste sufficient to prohibit anything else. (Y.D. 94:4) Ergo, neither the pot or spatula require kashering, and the eggs may be eaten.
  2. Eating the eggs in a dairy plate: more complicated, but essentially permitted as well. (Y.D. 95:1-2, Rema).

Important: if the eggs were made very spicy, or if onions were fried in the pan before the eggs were put in, that can completely change the din!


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