There is a prohibition of eating even a crumb of chametz on Pesach. After cleaning a surface with bleach (or the like), any remnant of chametz is not considered fitting for a dog to eat and certainly not subject to the prohibition of 'bal yiraeh' and 'bal yimatzei'.

If you are not going to place any hot/sharp tasting food item on surface (where there may be transference of 'taste') is there a need to cover (and if so, double cover) such a surface on Pesach?

(For general principles on this topic see Mishneh Berura on taarovet chametz)

  • What reasoning would exist that one would think it was required? IF there is no possibility of transfer of ta'am and no halachic chametz of any kind, how would there ever be a requirement? The only concerns are that perhaps a surface was not properly cleaned (taken care of with your initial statements) or that tam beluyah would transfer into other food/kelim (negated by your second paragraph). – Isaac Kotlicky Mar 16 '15 at 11:46
  • @IsaacKotlicky I ask because there are many around me that cover ALL surfaces even when cleaned/bleached, etc. I wanted to find positive statements about the lack of need to cover all surfaces if they are indeed clean. – bondonk Mar 18 '15 at 9:34

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