Tevilas Keilim Reference Guide

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Toivel with a brocha

Metal and glass only

  • Metal cutlery, pots, pot lids, pans
  • Crock-pot (only metal and glass insert)
  • Barbeque grill (only the grill itself)
  • Rack and trays of a toaster oven
  • Sheet pans & baking pans
  • Electric Griddle
  • Steel knife (even with wooden handle)
  • Grater for finished product
  • Pizza cutter
  • Peeler with metal blade
  • Corn on the cob holder
  • Ladle, spatula and mixing utensils
  • Food processer (at least metal blade and parts)
  • Electric water heater (or ask a rov)
  • Popcorn maker (or ask a rov)
  • Crystal Pitcher
  • Glass cutting boards
  • Pyrex baking dishes
  • Tin or glass salt shaker
  • Metal or glass dishes for both storage and serving

Tevila is in question

  • Plastic, nylon, Formica, melamine, rubber
  • Disposable aluminum (2nd use)
  • Toaster
  • Electrical equipment
  • Large equipment
  • Rolling pins, cookie cutters
  • Metal flour sifter
  • Egg pot
  • Coffee Grinder

Toivel without a brocha

* It is preferable to toivel together with a vessel that requires a brocha.

  • Glazed Porcelain, ceramic and china
  • Enameled iron dishes
  • Food processor (if used for raw product only)
  • Nut crackers (some say with a brocha)
  • Tin cans, metal containers for storage
  • Glass containers for storage
  • Glass thermos and bottles

No tevila required

  • All earthenware, stone, wood, leather
  • Pottery (unless glazed)
  • Wooden cutting board
  • Wooden ladle
  • Razor knife, pocket knife or scissors (unless used permanently with food)
  • Netilas Yadayim cup
  • Drying rack
  • Milk bag pitcher (common in Israel)
  • Can opener and cork screw
  • Knife sharpener
  • Stove grates, burners, blech
  • Ovens (and oven racks unless they come in direct contact with food)
  • Electric hot plate (unless food is placed on it directly)
  • Induction cooker
  • Lid of baking dish and barbeque hood
  • Glass microwave tray (unless food is placed on it directly)
  • Motor for electrical appliances
  • Equipment manufactured and owned by a Jew

Laws & Blessings

How-to Toivel

Before toiveling equipment one must ensure that it is clean from any dirt, rust or company stickers, unless it is a tag that adds value to the equipment (such as a prestigious company, brand or country sticker).

Care must be taken that water reaches all sides of the vessel at once, and that no air is trapped in the vessel.

Only a mikvah which is kosher for tevilas nashim or a designated keilim mikvah may be used for utensils.

Before immersion one holds the vessel and says the following blessing:

For one vessel the brocha is:

One then proceeds to dip the vessel once in the mikva water. There are different minhagim regarding the number of times the vessel should be immersed. Consult your rabbi if you do not know your family minhag.

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