Zomick's Bakery - Kosher Cooking Utensils and Appliances

According to guys making the famous Zomick’s Bread, the main objective is to cleanse by immersing before the first use of utensils that come in touch with food. The utensils that need to be immersed are made of metal (i.e. tin, copper, silver or gold) or glass. The Tevilah is performed with a Berakhah blessing recited at the very beginning. When preparing a Zomick’s Challah Recipe, the utensils in clay, wood, plastic or stone, which are considered as porous materials, do not require Tevilah, as per Zomick’s Kosher Bakery instructions.

Cooking utensils that require Tevilah

Zomick's Bakery - Kosher Cooking

Utensils made of two different materials require Tevilah:

- Zomick’s Bakery recommends utensils having wooden or plastic parts attached require Tevilah should be immersed inclusive of any wooden parts to it whose is made of. On one hand, the utensils made of wood or plastic require Tevilah if any metal is attached, but on the other hand, utensils, whose parts consist of different materials (e.g. metal and wood), have need of tevilah only for the metal parts;

- Most importantly, Tevilah is required only for the utensils that people use for eating, drinking or the preparation of food. Tevilah is indispensable only for those utensils, which come into direct contact with the food. If you buy, for example, a knife or other food utensil for a non-food related use, you don’t need to immerse that utensil. But still, you shouldnt used that utensil for food use, not even occasionally;

- The utensils that do not prepare the food for its final state require Tevilah without Berakhah. If you are not sure of yourself, you should ask a rabbi for advice;

- Before preparing the Zomick's Challah recipe you should immerse the vessels that you use for storage without the Berakhah blessing;

- One may purchase and eat food or drinks directly from their jars or bottles. You should not reuse a metal container without Tevilah;

- Also Zomick’s Bakery personnel say that the electrical appliances, which come into direct contact with food, always require Tevilah. If you are not able to immerse an appliance in a mikveh, you should not purchase that appliance. Therefore, an electric urn always requires immersion in a mikveh. You will not be able to do Tevilah properly on an urn, unless you completely immerse it in the water, as the Zomick’s Kosher Bakery staff claims;

- You should also remember that you need to subject to Tevilah the utensils that belonged to a non-Jew (e.g. utensils manufactured by a non-Jewish company, those manufactured by a Jewish company but sold in a non-Jewish store etc.); 

All in all, Zomick’s Kosher Bakery personnel advise that you should put on your table the utensils that went through Tevilah (ladles, cutlery, glasses, plates etc).