13 Jul KASHRUS QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK
A pareve soup is made with dairy utensils and a dairy pot. It’s then warmed up using a fleishig bowl and a fleishig spoon. What’s the status?
The halacha is that it’s fine, but you shouldn’t do it. If you prepared a parve vegetable soup in a milchig pot and now you ate fleishig and you want to eat that soup, do you have to wait 6 hours or not? The answer is, if the soup is all pareve, even though it was made in a milchig pot, as long as the milchig pot was clean, you can eat the soup immediately after eating fleishig; you do not need to wait 6 hours. The example I always give for this question is if someone cooked spaghetti in a clean milchig pot and now they prepared meatballs for dinner, may you eat that spaghetti together with the meatballs? The answer is: No. May you eat the spaghetti immediately after the meatballs? The answer is: Yes. It goes for cooking pareve in a fleishig pot as well; you can’t eat it together with the opposite, but you can eat it immediately after.
In terms of the question you asked, if you made the parve soup in a milchig pot and warmed it in a fleishig pot, it’s not something you should do, but nothing is treif; you don’t have to kasher anything if you did it.
Bringing Keilim to a Mikvah-Which Keilim need to be toiveled? Can I use a Keili once or twice before bringing it to a mikvah? Do aluminum pans need to be brought to a mikvah?
All keilim that are used directly with food have to be brought to the mikvah. That halacha applies to glass and metal. Metal is deoraysa and glass is derabanan. Earthenware does not have to be toiveled, but how do we look at china? China itself is earthenware, however it’s glazed and the glaze is glass. It’s a question amongst poskim. Some poskim differentiate between how glazed it is; if it’s more glazed, it needs tvila. My personal opinion is that all china to some degree is glazed and therefore should be brought to the mikvah without a bracha.
There is no heter to use it once or twice before toiveling. There’s no loophole that I can use it once or twice without toveling it. In terms of disposable aluminum pans, on one hand they’re made of metal and a vessel made of metal needs to be toiveled. On the other hand, one can make the argument that it’s truly disposable and you’re only going to use it once and there’s no obligation to take it to the mikvah. The question is that many of us use disposable pans more than once so now they’re not “disposable.” What’s the halacha then? There are those that take it to the mikvah; most people as far as I know do not because it was made to be disposable and it can’t be used permanently.