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Diary fork made treif and kashered too early


A dairy fork was used for hot chicken. My wife then tried to kosher it by putting it in a boiling pot. She did not wait 24 hours. What do I do now? Should I just kosher it again? Is there anything wrong now with the pot she used to kosher the fork?



For the future, she should know that we do not kasher anything until we already waited 24 hours. In retrospect, now that it was done the fork may be used and you don’t have to kasher it again. The reason is that we can readily assume that the pot that was used to kasher the fork had water that was more than 60 times the area of the fork. Therefore although we don’t this l’chatchila, the fork now is permitted.

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