Photo by Gideon Markowicz/TPS on 21 April, 2024

People Make Pots and Pans Kosher for Passover Use on the Eve of the Holiday

Holidays By TPS   •   22 April, 2024

Jerusalem, 22 April, 2024 (TPS) -- Koshering dishes in a street in Tel Aviv, in preparation for Passover Holiday, by using a propane blowtorch and immersing in boiling water.

Some people keep a second set of dishes just for Passover. This is because pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and so forth that are used during the year come into contact with chamtez – anything that is not kosher for Passover. And so, it may not be used on Passover.

But not everyone can keep a second set of kitchen utensils hidden away all year long just for use on Passover. And so, they must “kosher” their pots, pans, etc.

This means purifying the items in fire or boiling water. Doing so, makes them neutral again, as if they had never been used when it comes to kosher status.

But this only applies to metal objects. Anything made from wood or porcelain cannot be made kosher for Passover.

In this photo, a man can be seen holding a frying pan just after it was dipped in boeing water.

The process has extra benefits to it in that something that was not kosher at all is made kosher in this way as well. Or if it was used for meat before, it can now be used for dairy, etc., since the rules of kashrut require the separation of meats and dairy.

Passover begins Monday night at sundown around the world. It lasts for one week.

Tel Aviv, Apr 21, 2024.
Photo by Gideon Markowicz/TPS