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If a blender is only used for cold items, and kept extremely clean, could it be used with dairy ingredients (like a smoothie), and also for pareve items that will be served with meat (like hummus served at a Shabbat meal)? Thanks!

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  • Such a question is best for dinonline. I'd suggest asking there. Voted to close as off-topic as asking for p'sak halacha. – ezra Jan 15 '18 at 16:17
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    @ezra What in this question suggests that he’s asking for a practical reason rather than curiosity? Before jumping the gun you might want to, you know, ask him as to why he’s curious about this oddly specific question. – DonielF Jan 15 '18 at 22:26
  • @DonielF You could ask that question about all the questions we close because the OP is asking for a psak halacha. – ezra Jan 15 '18 at 22:29
  • @ezra It’s not asking in the first person or saying that this came up and he wants to know what to do, and that covers just about all of the ones closed as psak. – DonielF Jan 15 '18 at 22:30
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There's a standard procedure established for cleaning materials and surfaces for proper Kosher kitchens.

While you are logically consistent by believing that there is no issue mixing a parve item with a dairy item, the issue gets complicated when we are discussing food surfaces and preparation.

You stated at the end that you use this dairy blender to create parve food items which will be served with meat. This means there is a possibility that dairy materials may be mixed in with the parve products to be served with your meat. It's a problem in terms of Kosher standards.

Chabad has created a comprehensive explanation for proper Kosher care in your kitchen. They break down the process of proper surface and utensil care and give you detailed explanations for different items.

Their explanation for ensuring Kosher mixers and blenders is quite simple.

  • Small Appliances: An electric mixer, blender or grinder do not require a separate motor in order to be used for meat and dairy. However, one must buy separate attachments if the appliance is to be used for more than one food type (meat, dairy, or pareve). Even when using separate attachments, the machine should be cleaned well on all sides after each use.

You can read more on their website. They cover most kitchen surface/appliance related concerns.

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/82667/jewish/Koshering-Your-Kitchen.htm

  • "This means there is a possibility that dairy materials may be mixed in with the parve products to be served with your meat." No it actually doesn't mean that. – Double AA Jan 16 '18 at 1:29
  • @DoubleAA "could it be used with dairy ingredients (like a smoothie), and also for pareve items that will be served with meat" - If you are using a dairy blender which has not been properly cleaned and you are making parve food stuff which will be served alongside meat, that is certainly a real issue. There's a reason the rules account for porous materials when we consider cleanliness processes. The OU has an entire section on koshering glass materials like you'd find in a blender. oukosher.org/blog/kosher-professionals/lo-basi-ella-lorer-glass – Avri Jan 16 '18 at 1:43
  • The case is not where it "has not been properly cleaned". The OP even says that it is "kept extremely clean." There is no dairy material here to get in the pareve food. – Double AA Jan 16 '18 at 1:44
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    I stopped reading the Chabad link when it said separate draining boards were "necessary" (I guess my kitchen is Treif). If you are trying to claim in this answer that the OP's case is permitted but not generally recommended by some rabbis and/or home designers because it might lead to confusion and/or mistakes or something, you should clarify that. Right now it reads like you are presenting Jewish Law ("the standards"?) which you aren't. – Double AA Jan 16 '18 at 1:52
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    That's talking about racks for a single sink, not draining boards... Orthodox standards don't derive from misquotes, misunderstandings or misapplications. – Double AA Jan 16 '18 at 2:00

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