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If you are trying to follow Kosher rules when it comes to preparing and eating food, you may wonder how to Kasher a microwave. The best microwaves can easily accommodate the Kosher lifestyle with a bit of forethought. Keep reading to learn more about Kashering microwave ovens.
This isn’t a specific microwave like a flatbed microwave, it’s a process of cleaning a microwave. A microwave will need to undergo the Kasher process before its initial use or after it has been used to cook non-kosher food. This will keep it compliant for those following a Kosher lifestyle as part of their religious faith.
It is not recommended by Rabbis to use your microwave to repeatedly cook non-kosher food.
Here are the various steps to Kasher a microwave oven. The process should be the same across all designs, if you are wondering what is a drawer microwave and if the Kashering process will be different. Feel free to repeat this process if you use the microwave to cook non-kosher ingredients. Try learning what you cannot put in a microwave, which includes foil and metal.
Tools Needed: Cup of water, various cleaning supplies
How to Kasher a sink?
If it is metal, pour boiling hot water over the entire sink. Porcelain sinks cannot be Kashered, even with hot water.
What can I do to prevent this in the future?
Keep an eye on what your microwave is being used for and refuse to heat up non-kosher food items, as even hot food can run into this issue.
Can I Kasher a conventional oven or a self-cleaning oven?
You may be able to Kasher any oven type, though the steps will differ depending on the materials and the design.
STAT: Kosher foods are those that conform to the Jewish dietary regulations of kashrut (dietary law), primarily derived from Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14:1-21. (source)