I know different things need to be dipped in a mikva.

Theoreticaly, does an ice machine need to be dipped in the mikvah (when its ice maker is built from stainless steel)?

  • Why do you ask only about an ice machine and not simply about a refrigerator (or an oven), in which unwrapped food is cooled / heated? – RibbisRabbiAndMore Jun 27 '18 at 18:45
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  • I assume you mean to ask about it ignoring the general dispute about electrical appliances? Like, if we found a non-electric ice machine that is portable, and wouldn't break if submerged, and doesn't connect to the ground, would it be obligated? – Double AA Jan 29 '20 at 22:04

There are opinions that electrical appliances do not require tevila as they are not keilim as well as if an item is not portable it would not require tevila either.

Here is a source that talks about some of the laws in regards to what you must tovel.

  • Not all ice makers aren't portable. walmart.com/ip/Igloo-Compact-Portable-Ice-Maker-ICE108-White/… – user6591 Jul 26 '18 at 18:38
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    I have something similar to this and the part which actually touches the water and ice is plastic. Additionally not all opinions require electrical appliances to be toveled as they aren't considered kelim or bc there is room to be lenient if it will destroy the item being that toveling now is midivre sofrim – Dude Jul 26 '18 at 20:16

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