My daughter accidentally made eggs with cheese in a fleishig frying pan. What is the status of the pan?

Answer:

The pan needs to be kashered by means of hag’alah (immersion in boiling water). Alternatively, the pan can be turned upside down on top of a high flame, for a minute.

Sources: Authorities dispute the status of a frying pan concerning the need for hag’alah or libbun, and most authorities write that hag’alah is sufficient (see Biur Halachah 451:11). This is especially true for meat and milk, which Shulchan Aruch Harav writes has the status of heitera bala (452:2). Libbun Kal, whic can be achieved by turning the pan upside down on a flame, is also good.

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2 Responses to “Cheese in Meaty Pan”

  1. Do these same 2 options apply if the frying pan in question is a “non-stick” (T-Fal) frying pan?

    • Non-stick (Teflon) pans cannot be kashered. See Hag’alas Keilin (Chap. 3, no. 203, note 215) and Sefer Hakashrus (Chap. 3, no. 40, 58, and notes).

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