Does a water filter machine (like a small one that fits on a kitchen counter — in Israel like a “tami bar” — or even a large one that stands on the floor — a larger Tami machine or Mei Eden one) that has in it metal celim that the water goes into, do they need tevilah?

Answer:

The common custom is to be lenient concerning mini-bars, and not to obligate tevilas keilim for the container, even if it is made of metal.

The reason for this is that the mini-bar is not portable, and therefore does not receive the status of a utensil that would be obligated in tevilah.

See Pischei Teshuvah, Yoreh De’ah 120:6, citing from Shev Yaakov; although the Pischei Teshuvah (1) also cites from the Choshmas Adam to be stringent, the widespread custom is to be lenient in this matter.

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