Friday, April 15, 2011

There's a swimming pool in our kitchen . . .

. . . from the boiling-hot water that I just poured all over the counter tops and the table.

Shabbos dinner will probably consist of left-over bread, warm grape juice (from the bottle that I removed when emptying the refrigerator for cleaning), gefilte fish, baby carrots, and some of the cookies that we have to get rid of before Monday morning. Ditto for lunch and dinner tomorrow. Sigh. Our Pesach preparation plans were derailed by my husband's ER adventure last Sunday night and by the funeral that my husband attended this morning. There are some things for which one simply can't plan.

Okay, the floor's, well, not exactly dry, but dry enough. No shirking--back to work!

Shabbat Shalom, and A Sisen (Sweet) Pesach.


Anonymous Haredi Jew said...

why do u pour boiling water on the counter tops & table? just cover them. only the stainless steel sink needs to be kashered.

Thu Apr 21, 02:17:00 PM 2011  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Hmm, I know that we have to pour boiling water all over our stainless-steel sink, but I thought one was supposed to use boiling water on the flat surfaces, too, then cover them. I'll keep this in mind for next year.

Fri Apr 22, 09:53:00 AM 2011  
Anonymous Haredi Jew said...

I dont think I'd spread the word around that you're pouring water on your table, lol.

Fri Apr 22, 11:49:00 AM 2011  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Please keep in mind that I've never been Orthodox and never had the privilege of attending a Jewish day school. So pardon my ignorance, but what's so funny about kashering a table-top with boiling water?

Fri Apr 22, 12:59:00 PM 2011  
Anonymous Haredi Jew said...

Well for 1 thing, a tabletop made of wood doesnt need, nor can it be kashered. If it has a glass top, it would only need it if there was hot chametz put on it, and even then you can just cover it. If it's stainless stell, which I dont think there is such thing, then u can kasher it like that.
Most get these precut table top covers made of styrofoam or some other material, some use plywood, some just newspaper.
Same goes for the counter tops. Just cover them with foil or something and you're fine. And the glass shelves in the fridge don't need it either, just a good washing and thats it, you dont even need to cover them.

Fri Apr 22, 02:42:00 PM 2011  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Oh, I guess it's true that formica can't be kashered. We cover everything anyway. Thanks for the time-saving tip.

Sun Apr 24, 06:07:00 PM 2011  

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