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Hagalah and Tevilah Kelim for new utensils that were bought


Shalom, I bought some new kelim, and I made hagalah, but I didn’t make tevilah kelim before Pesach and I used the kelim them after Pesach but I only used Parve food, my question: should I do hagalah again to make tevilah kelim or not?


Thank you for your question.

There is a bit of confusion regarding making hagalah and tevilas keilim when buying new utensils. These are two independent obligations and have nothing to do with each other.

  1. When we buy a utensil made of metal or glass, that was made or previously owned by a non Jew we have to tovel it.
  2. Aside from that, there are certain utensils such as pots that are smeared with non kosher oil during their production and it is controversial if it need hagalah or not. In Eretz Yisroel most poskim are strict on this, but in other areas they are lenient about it.
  3. In the event that one has to do hagalah and tevilas keilim, the hagalah should be done first and then the utensil should be toveled.
  4. This being the case, although you did hagalah on the utensils, you would still need to do tevilas keilim on them, and you may not eat out of them until you tovel them properly. It doesn’t matter if they were used for pareve or anything else. There is no need to do hagalah again, because you got rid of any absorbed treif taste that was in the pot, however since you did use the utensil, make sure that it is clean without any chatzitos before toveling it

Best wishes


Y:D 120-1 Rema 120-16, 121-1

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