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pre-seasoned cast iron frying pan

pre-seasoned cast iron frying pan Question: A gut voch. We received a gift of a pre-seasoned cast iron frying pan from Lodge Manufacturing in the US (lodgemfg.com). Below is what they wrote me about their "seasoning" process. Can we use it as-is? Run it through a self-cleaning oven? Libum gamur with a blow torch? A kesiva v'chasima tova. Thank you for reaching out to us about the oil that Lodge uses for sea ...

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Tevila for Meat Thermometer

Tevila for Meat Thermometer Question: Does a meat thermometer need to be toiveled? Answer: Most authorities are lenient not to require tevila as this utensil does not actually aid in the food preparation, rather it provides useful information which facilitates proper preparation. ...

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Chalav Stam

Chalav Stam Question: Does the leniency of Chalav Stam apply in other countries across the world? Such as in Europe and other countries? Answer: In most civilized countries in the modern world the heter of Chalav Stam will apply as in America. Please specify any specific countries you are referring to for further clarification. ...

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Strawberries and checking for bugs

Strawberries and checking for bugs Question: hello; I would like to know what the rov holds regarding worms in strawberries and other fruits. thanks Answer: Each fruit has to be treated according to its level of assumed infestation. Strawberries are known to have a relatively frequent instance of infestation. The green head should be chopped off along with a tiny amount of the berry. The fruit should be soa ...

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Dishwasher for Meat and Dairy

Dishwasher for Meat and Dairy Question: I was wondering what the issue of using a dishwasher for both meat and dairy would be considering it is NAT BAR NAT BAR NAT. and it is additionally l'pgam due to the detergent. I have seen it quoted in Or Yitzchak by Rav Abbadi from Lakewood. And wondering if it is what to rely on. Secondly, and more peripheral, where did the misconception come from that a Sephardi fo ...

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French Fries in Oil Used to Fry Meat

French Fries in Oil Used to Fry Meat Question: Must one wait the requisite time between meat and milk if he ate something parve like french fries that was fried in oil previously used to fry chicken or meat Answer: A pareve dish cooked in oil that previously was used to fry meat is considered a "tavshil shel basar" a "meaty dish" [as opposed to meat itself or a dish with actual meat in it]. According to the ...

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Pre Seasoned Cookware

  Pre Seasoned Cookware Question: I bought a cast iron pan and toiveled it and then read the description on the label which says it's been "seasoned for a natural easy release finish that improves with use"  can I use it not knowing what kind of oil was used? Answer: Pre-seasoned cookware is treated with oil, which can be kosher or non-kosher, depending on whether the oil is animal or vegetable derived ...

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Onions Left Overnight

Onions Left Overnight Question: Hi, I chopped up onions and then realised I will be unable to prepare the dish until tomorrow. Is there any permissible way to leave onions overnight and still be allowed to eat them. Answer: For onions left overnight, add in to the onions [even] a small amount of something else, such as oil, salt or sugar. Thus it is considered a mixture and not subject to this concern. Sour ...

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Non-Meveshul Wine

Non-Mevushal Wine Question: If one has non-Jewish help in the house can one leave non-opened non-mevushal wine in the house? What is the status of the wine if he did? Answer: A new bottle of wine which is still sealed certainly has the halachah of being closed with one "chosem" a halachic seal. Therefore in our day and age where there is no real concern of a non Jew performing libations for idol worship, th ...

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Tevilas Keilim by Non Observant

Question: I was working together with a Ba'al teshuva, kashering his new apartment etc. I offered to go with him to toivel his new dishes. Later on he told me that his friend who is not religous yet (on his way really just not fully shomer shabbos) went and toiveled all the keilim already. Is there any neemanus of one's friend who wouldn't lie to him? If we assume that there's no neemanus what is my obligat ...

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