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 '17 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 '17 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 '17 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 '17 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 '17 at 19:00

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