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Koshering a Kitchen

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#If a pot is used on the inside but became non-kosher on the outside of the pot it needs to be koshered on both sides.<ref>Pitchei Teshuva YD 96:3</ref>
# If one is doing hagalah of iruy on a large item through pouring one should do so bottom up.<ref>Shoel Umeishiv 5:4 writes that if one is pouring hot water on a large item one should do the hagalah bottom up. He explains that if one does the opposite the zeyia from the bottom could rise and infuse non-kosher taste into the top that was already koshered.</ref>
# Hagalah works for pots that were used for liquids even though in the course of being used were used for temperatures above 212 degrees.<Ref>Hagalat Kelim p. 400 writes that although there’s many cases where cooking involves temperatures above 212 such as deep frying in oil, cooking a solid, cooking with a cover so that it pops up because of pressure and in all these cases it is acceptable to do hagalah. Chut Shani Pesach 10:8 agrees because we never find in chazal a type of hagalah that needs to be hotter than boiling water.</ref> Additionally, in altitudes where it is possible to boil water at lower than 212 that is also effective hagalah.<ref>Hagalat Kelim p. 401 quoting Rav Shlomo Zalman that hagalah doesn’t need to be at the same temperature that the food entered and the poskim never distinguished between hagalah at different altitudes.</ref># A pressure cooker which can cook foods at higher temperatures than 212 and yet many poskim hold that it can be koshered with hagalah of boiling water at 212.<ref>Chut Shani Pesach 10:8 p. 124, Hagalat Kelim p. 400 citing Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, Chazon Ovadia n. 2, Betzel Chachma 3:55</ref>

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