I washed a dairy dish with a scouring pad and then used the same scouring pad to wash a neutral boiling pot.
- Can I prepare meat dishes in the boiling pot or is that treif?
- Can I kosher the boiling pot with hot water in order to cook meat with it?
- If I kosher the pot with hot water do I need to mikvah it again?
- If I understand your question correctly, you mean to ask that you used a scouring pad, that was used for dairy on a neutral (pareve) pot, and you would like to know if that pot can now be used for meat dishes. Although we don’t use a milky scouring pad for meaty cutlery or pots, post facto, assuming that you used soap, and other factors, the pot may be used for meaty dishes. As a side point though, If you use the pot for meaty dishes, it will no longer remain neutral, but meaty.
- There is no need for you to kosher the pot in order to use it, for the reason explained above. However, as a general rule, while we do kasher pots from pareve to milky or meaty, we don’t kosher pots from milky to meaty, or vise versa.
- When a pot becomes trief, there is no need to bring it to the mikva. This is only required when a pot is purchased from a non-Jew, but not after becoming trief.