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Download links for 2020 Pesach guides:

CRC Pesach Guide
Star-K Pesach Guide and Medicine List
OU Pesach Guide
OK Pesach Products Guide
Kof-K Pesach Product List
COR Pesach Guide

HT: Jewish Heritage Center of Queens and Long Island for most of these links

https://www.pesachbox.com/


List of things you shouldn’t forget

Last minute small cleanup prep:

Spill salt out of silver salt shaker (crumbs from Challah)
Empty out vacuum cleaner
Clean out the draw on bottom of the oven
Check pockets for crumbs


Buy/Make/Get

Corkscrew
Seder candles
Eruv Tavshilin
4 kosos that are the right shiur (size/amount)
Kos shel Eliyahu (Eliyahu’s cup)
Keara (Seder plate)
Haggadas
Matza
Wine/Grape juice

Prep before Seder

Wash lettuce
Prep horseradish?
Boil eggs
Roast chicken leg + egg
Make/buy charoses
Cook veg for karpas (potato/parsley)
Salt water

Seder plate
Maror
Karpas
Zroah
Charoses
Chazeret
Beitza



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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #120 on: March 22, 2020, 06:16:26 PM »
I tell my wife there is no concept in halacha of "cleaning" for Pesach, only searching for chametz. Cleaning is only necessary in places that might come in contact with food on Pesach, and to the extent cleaning is necessary to make searching possible.

Agree?

Yes, but with a toddler and other kids not much older the places that come in contact with food are way more than otherwise.
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #121 on: March 22, 2020, 06:17:54 PM »
Yes, but with a toddler and other kids not much older the places that come in contact with food are way more than otherwise.
I don't think so. It's true that more places require checking but bedroom closets are not coming in contact with food on Pesach.
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #122 on: March 22, 2020, 06:19:34 PM »
I don't think so. It's true that more places require checking but bedroom closets are not coming in contact with food on Pesach.

I guess I have really messy kids then  :-\ .
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #123 on: March 22, 2020, 06:53:46 PM »
Three things:
1-The kitchen takes longer than you think. Leave yourself plenty of time to kasher and cover AFTER the cleaning is all done.
2-Preparing for the seder also takes time.
3-Don't forget that everyone needs to eat on Erev Pesach. Some ideas: vegetable soup, potato knishes, fried hamburgers and yapchik.

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #124 on: March 22, 2020, 07:14:16 PM »
Three things:
1-The kitchen takes longer than you think. Leave yourself plenty of time to kasher and cover AFTER the cleaning is all done.
2-Preparing for the seder also takes time.
3-Don't forget that everyone needs to eat on Erev Pesach. Some ideas: vegetable soup, potato knishes, fried hamburgers and yapchik.
1. With the right equipment it's actually quite easy and quick. If you have sufficient funds I can recommend some great equipment. Such as a steamer that has a setting which shoots 210f water who h according to RSZA even works for the chumra of davar gush since it's all ha'eish. Little mess. Quick job. Cost $1150. Also works great for general cleaning. Small and large brush heads
Small MAPP torch for stainless sinks works great, if your comfortable with it. PM for more details about measuring Kash nisraf vs yad soledes.

2. +10000

3.+10000 (salami and eggs)
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #125 on: March 22, 2020, 07:18:09 PM »
1. With the right equipment it's actually quite easy and quick. If you have sufficient funds I can recommend some great equipment. Such as a steamer that has a setting which shoots 210f water who h according to RSZA even works for the chumra of davar gush since it's all ha'eish. Little mess. Quick job. Cost $1150. Also works great for general cleaning. Small and large brush heads
Small MAPP torch for stainless sinks works great, if your comfortable with it. PM for more details about measuring Kash nisraf vs yad soledes.

2. +10000

3.+10000 (salami and eggs)

I find that the actual cleaning out and being ready for the kashering takes a lot of time, not the kashering itself. We also cover everything after it's had boiling water poured over it all... Not getting into halacha here....

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #126 on: March 22, 2020, 07:23:03 PM »
I find that the actual cleaning out and being ready for the kashering takes a lot of time, not the kashering itself. We also cover everything after it's had boiling water poured over it all... Not getting into halacha here....
So true! Kashering takes a few min but the b4 and after is what takes time and work. If you don't have a separate fridge/freezer -that will also take time to clean and cover.

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #127 on: March 22, 2020, 07:28:09 PM »
So true! Kashering takes a few min but the b4 and after is what takes time and work. If you don't have a separate fridge/freezer -that will also take time to clean and cover.
Not everyone covers, but yes, cleaning fridge will probably take longer than you think

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #129 on: March 23, 2020, 05:53:00 PM »
A stand kitchen mixer for cakes/baked goods (you could buy a cheap one like sunbeam dont need a heavy duty one like kitchenaid)

A food processor for kugels

Get new oven racks for pesach. If you self clean your oven and leave the racks in it will become harder to slide in and out of the oven.

On that note many ovens break if you self clean. Ask Rov if there is ways around this (500 for a few hours). According to R' Aaron you can according to R' Moshe you can't If you have a double wall oven and need to self clean definitely do it at separate times (and open a window).

The St moritz oven spray is amazing but be CAREFUL. Can cause burns.

Get a sink insert if you have stainless steel sinks so doesnt scratch the sink

I have a small toaster oven and fridge that I use for chometz once we change over so the kids can eat (will prob change motzie shabbos before yom tov this year) and leave it in dining room

We are a family of 6 (2 adults 4 kids) and we used 7lbs of matzo last year. Last year there was no shabbos chol hamohed but we did have guests/family for a seder and other meals which probably (definitely?) wont happen this year. So I assume around 7lbs again. (Rather have too much then too little!) Sounds like very little

A bottle of wine equals a bit more than all 4 cups. So a bottle of wine a person per night. Depends on the size of your becher

Definitely talk to your Rov regarding how to clean your kitchen (you might be a lot more machmir than you think).
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #130 on: March 24, 2020, 08:01:49 AM »
I need a set of cheap pots and a cheap food processor, does anyone have any recommendations?

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #131 on: March 24, 2020, 08:15:03 AM »
See DDMS for cheap pots from Macy's
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #132 on: March 24, 2020, 09:33:31 AM »
U can get a lot of things for the Seder on Amazon. Seder plate, dishes or nice plasticware, pots pans etc...

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #133 on: March 24, 2020, 10:28:19 AM »
I need a set of cheap pots and a cheap food processor, does anyone have any recommendations?
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #134 on: March 24, 2020, 10:55:53 AM »
See DDMS for cheap pots from Macy's
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