Does one need to toivel a disposable foil pan if he plans on using it more than once?

Answer:

If a foil pan is used only once, it does not require tevillah. Even if it will be used more than once, it does not require tevillah, provided it will only be used twice or three times before being disposed of.

Sources: See Minchas Yitzchak 32:1; Tevillas Keilim chap. 1, note 10; the pan remains essentially disposable, and the fact that it is used more than once does not, according to most authorities, make a difference. Some, it should be noted, are stringent, and require tevillah when the pan is used more than once.

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2 Responses to “Tevillah for Disposable Foil Pan”

  1. Does it make a difference if you line the inside of the foil pan with baking paper, so that the food never actually touches the pan?

    • If the inside is lined with paper, so that the food does not touch the pan, it would not require tevilah. According to those who are stringent concerning disposable pans (e.g. Rav Ovadyah Yosef), a good solution (where it is difficult to immerse in a mikvah) is to use the pan in this way.

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