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Pareve frying pan used for meat - kasherable to pareve


Rabbi David Sperling

Sivan 7, 5781
Hi, I have a non-coated metal wok that I keep pareve. My son accidentally used it to cook a chicken stir-fry. Can I kasher it back to pareve? With libun kal?
Shalom, Thank you for your question. Even though there are opinions that forbid koshering of a vessel which is kosher from meat to milk use (the Magen Avraham) – there are good grounds to allow you to kosher the pan in your case (especially as you plan to use it for parve use, as opposed to milk use). Therefore you may use libun kal to kosher it back to parve. The reason you do not need the stricter libun chamor (bringing the pan to red hot sparks) is because the pan did not absorb non-kosher taste, rather it absorbed a kosher (meat) taste. Blessings.
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