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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2040 on: January 10, 2019, 03:22:57 PM »
Yes and yes

how about if you buy a new grate, then cover the sides with double layer of aluminum foil so nothing touches, then don't cover the grill?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2041 on: January 10, 2019, 03:53:27 PM »
SKS is a "hechsher" - Shatz, who concentrates mainly on China. http://www.skskosher.com/

From what I hear in the grapevine, not very reliable (unfortunately like most of the new ones that pop up like mushrooms after the rain, to take a piece of the lucrative business of Hechsherim).

Just came up on a Kashrus WhatsApp chat I'm on. After someone pushed to inquire, someone else from a Kashrus organization that excels in transparency, came back with specific stories. He previously refrained from publicizing these, but was compelled after he saw where the conversation and opinions were going. I would say that anyone that cares about Kashrus would consider SKS on a level of Israeli Rabbanut or lower.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2042 on: January 10, 2019, 04:03:35 PM »

Thanks.  Should I be doing this step if I plan to cook anything at all with the grill, even if not on a grate, such as roasting marshmallows on a stick?
how about if you buy a new grate, then cover the sides with double layer of aluminum foil so nothing touches, then don't cover the grill?

My first thought is that it should be okay but I need to think it over, but the double layer would still need that there be no b'en under it lichatchila.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2043 on: January 10, 2019, 04:06:04 PM »
My first thought is that it should be okay but I need to think it over, but the double layer would still need that there be no b'en under it lichatchila.

even if it's just touching the dry grate on the other side? Assuming you aren't going to deliberately touch your stuff to the aluminum foil

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2044 on: January 10, 2019, 04:15:57 PM »
even if it's just touching the dry grate on the other side? Assuming you aren't going to deliberately touch your stuff to the aluminum foil
If you are nopt going to stuff up the grill and titems won't touch then you can leave out the but.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2045 on: January 10, 2019, 06:48:52 PM »
If you are nopt going to stuff up the grill and titems won't touch then you can leave out the but.
So Yoreh Deah you typically answer? :)
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2046 on: January 10, 2019, 07:37:37 PM »
So Yoreh Deah you typically answer? :)
Yes, as is well know around here and the reason why I added the disclaimer in a case where I don't.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2047 on: January 12, 2019, 10:37:33 PM »
Yes, as is well know around here and the reason why I added the disclaimer in a case where I don't.
Nice! Where did you get semicha?
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2048 on: January 13, 2019, 12:12:13 AM »
Nice! Where did you get semicha?
I am a talmid of R' SM Katz and he sends people to me and I have filled in for him in BMG and have a slot answering his phone (although I have taken a break from that this zman)
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2049 on: January 13, 2019, 12:18:19 AM »
I am a talmid of R' SM Katz and he sends people to me and I have filled in for him in BMG and have a slot answering his phone (although I have taken a break from that this zman)
Very impressive
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2050 on: January 13, 2019, 02:13:45 AM »
So whatís your stance on toiveling a Keurig machine? If it does require tevila, what solution do you advise? Iíve never been given a straight answer on this and my wifeís present has been languishing in the closet..
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2051 on: January 13, 2019, 02:34:32 AM »
I am a talmid of R' SM Katz and he sends people to me and I have filled in for him in BMG and have a slot answering his phone (although I have taken a break from that this zman)
Very choshev...

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2052 on: January 13, 2019, 09:14:32 AM »
So whatís your stance on toiveling a Keurig machine? If it does require tevila, what solution do you advise? Iíve never been given a straight answer on this and my wifeís present has been languishing in the closet..
Ask @ChaimMoskowitz to help you. :D

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2053 on: January 13, 2019, 10:18:29 AM »
So whatís your stance on toiveling a Keurig machine? If it does require tevila, what solution do you advise? Iíve never been given a straight answer on this and my wifeís present has been languishing in the closet..
If it's languishing anyways, just toivel it and leave it to dry for a month before using. 

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2054 on: January 13, 2019, 10:23:55 AM »
So whatís your stance on toiveling a Keurig machine? If it does require tevila, what solution do you advise? Iíve never been given a straight answer on this and my wifeís present has been languishing in the closet..

Bring it to Gewirtzman in Coventry. He will take it apart and reassemble in a way that it was now created under Jewish ownership.
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