I know that zeya (steam, kinda) is a problem in cooking milk and meat. Also heat can be a problem.

My friend recently burned some burgers in his oven (we think it was a grease fire), and watched copious amounts of smoke come out of the vents. (the fire went out quickly and everyone's okay just his kitchen smells now) The vents are placed right next to the stove, upon which he had a cold milchig pan.

  • does that milchig pan need to be kashered now?
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    Sounds like Taam Lifgam to me
    – Double AA
    Jul 12, 2017 at 2:20
  • @DoubleAA, yeah, but smoke isn't always. Which means this question is too specific to the friend's situation and should be closed as rfפ.
    – msh210
    Jul 12, 2017 at 5:02
  • if it's smoke, there's a good chance it is considered as ash. Even if it is, the problem still remains whether the smoke also included steam. So you have two questions: 1. the status of smoke; and 2: whether there is a problem of zeya in your particular case.
    – user15253
    Jul 12, 2017 at 11:08
  • @msh210 I don't really know hilchos kashrus that well, but could smoke from a grease fire be not taam lifgam? I understand if you're smoking meats or fish, that the smoke might have a desirable taam, but I'm pretty sure that this smoke would impart a bad taste, if it imparts a taste at all.
    – MTL
    Jul 12, 2017 at 17:22
  • @Shokhet, I was thinking of smoking meat or fish as likely not lifgam. (Um. I mean "as unlikely lifgam", not "as likely nat lifgam".)
    – msh210
    Jul 12, 2017 at 19:00


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