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I bought a frying pan and made it non-stick on my own. Does it need Tevillah?

Question:

I bought a frying pan and made it non-stick on my own. Does it need Tevillah?

Answer:

Yes it does. Since the frying pan is made of metal and was brought from a gentile requires that it be toveled with a bracha. The fact that a Jew added the non stick coating to the pan is not going to remove the original obligation for the pan to be toveled.

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Sources:

Y:D 120-1. Although there is a halacha that if a pot got a hole in it and a gentile fixed it, that he also has a partnership in the pot, that is because the pot wasn’t usable then and the gentile in a way help recreate the pot, but in this case the pan was perfectly useable beforehand. Therefore it needs regular tevila with a bracha.

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2 Comments

  1. we wouldn’t have bought it but for the non stick. That is, the non stick is an integral component to us.

    The manufacturer seems to know this also because there are instructions and directions that prior to use you should “finish” it.

    1. For clarity sake, why does the manufacture sell pans and give you the honor of finishing the job?

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