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1. I have heard that you now say one can kasher smoothtop ranges. Is this true?

2. How do I kasher my stainless steel sink?

3. Can I use the warming drawer in my oven on Pesach?



1. I have heard that you now say one can kasher smoothtop ranges. Is this true?

Not really, although there have been some new recommendations. Click here for a full discussion of this issue.

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2. How do I kasher my stainless steel sink?

Stainless steel sinks can be kashered using the following method. Clean the sink thoroughly. Hot water should not be used or poured in the sink for twenty-four hours prior to kashering. Dry the sink before kashering. It is recommended that the hot shut-off valve under the sink be turned off twenty-four hours before kashering. Kashering is accomplished by pouring boiling hot water from a Pesach kettle/pot over every part of the stainless steel sink. It is not sufficient to pour on one spot and let the water run down the sink. The poured water must touch every part of the sink including the drain and the spout of the water faucet. It is likely that the kashering kettle will need to be refilled a few times before the kashering can be completed. After kashering, the sink should be rinsed with cold water.

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3. Can I use the warming drawer in my oven on Pesach?

Warming drawers cannot be kashered because the heat setting does not go high enough to constitute libbun(burning). The warming drawer should be cleaned, sealed, and not used for Pesach.

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