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Using Hot-Water Urn for Dairy and Meaty

We have a hot water cooker that we keep on the milchig counter. We mainly use it to make dairy coffee and bottles for the baby. Is the status of the cooker pareve or milchig? Can we take a fleishig plastic cup and fill it with water from this cooker to make tea after a fleishig meal?


The water can be used for tea after fleishig.


The sugya of nitzok ke-chibbur for matters of milk and meat, and for matters of kashrus in general, is complex, and we will not enter the discussion here (see at length Otzaros Yerushalayim Vol. 11).

The basic sources for the question are the Rema, Yoreh De’ah 105, Shach and Taz and other authorities; the stringent opinion is mentioned in Darchei Teshuvah 92:129, citing from Yad Yehudah.

Even for those who are stringent not to use the same urn for pouring directly into meat and into milk, however, there is certainly no problem of using the urn for tea that is drunk after a meaty meal.


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