I accidentally added milk and cooked cereal in a pareve pot. What do I do with the pot to make it pareve again?
It is good that you are reaching out to us.
Here is what you should do. Wait 24 hours from the time that the pot became milchig. The pot has to be totally clean. (This is the hardest part of the process.) Then bring a larger pot to a rolling boil, inset the milchig pot into it, and keep it there for a few seconds, until the water starts to boil again. Remove the pot and rinse it with cold water.
If you don’t have a pot that is large enough to hold the pot that needs koshering, you can use the actual pot itself, however we have to make sure that every part of the upper rim comes in contact with the boiling water. To do this we fill the pot until the top with water and bring to a boil. Then in order to get the water to flow over the sides, we take a hot item and insert it into the pot so the water will flow over the sides. You can heat up a pareve ladle, or small pot and insert it partially into the boiling pot so that the water flows over the sides. Then rinse the now koshered pot in cold water.