One of the most important elements in the foundation of a holy and traditional Jewish life would be the kitchen, and specifically its Kosher aspects. If you are looking into making your kitchen Kosher, or if you are already Kosher and are seeking to improve your kitchen to be even more so, you will find this article to be very helpful! It may seem daunting at first, but before you know it, keeping your kitchen Kosher will seem second-nature to you!
1. Before The Transformation
Even before your kitchen is officially Kosher, you can prepare appropriately!
- Stick to buying foods that are officially Kosher.
- Start keeping your dairy products and your meat products separate from each other. This is a habit that you will need to start, and doing it before you are Kosher can make it a lot easier on you!
- Remove all foods that can be considered questionable. No, we aren’t talking about pickled rooster throats or something like that, but foods that you cannot seem to find a Kosher label on.
One more thing that you will want to look out for, and ultimately replace, is going to be your silverware and dishes. Try to discard all of the dishes, knives, forks, and cups that have had non-Kosher foods or liquids in (or on) them. This might seem complicated to some people, but it is worth it.
Alongside the dishes and silverware lies an even more important step. You will want to throw out all of the food that you have that is non-Kosher, too. This is a significantly easier process and will only take a minute or two, providing that you actually know which foods are Kosher and which foods are not Kosher.
2. Take Inventory Of Your Kitchenry and Kitchen Items
One of the many things that will make your conversion to Kosher easier and less stressful is to divide everything in your kitchen into two major ‘piles.’ The first of these two groups would contain items or food items that you cannot use in a Kosher kitchen. It also includes items (and food items) that you cannot convert into Kosher, aka becoming ‘Koshered.’
The second leading group pertains to the type of things that can undergo the various actions and procedures that have the common and ultimate goal of ‘Koshering’ said item.
Aside from this, you can expect to spend a little bit of money; this is somewhat of a given when attempting to convert your kitchen to Kosher. Some of the new items you will need to procure include the following;
- Cooking Utensils
- Eating Utensils
- Sink Basins
…And many other items. These are just the main and most obvious items that you will need to either Kosher (with a Rabbi) or purchase.
These are the two most important things that you will need to complete before your kitchen is Kosher! Let’s go over a little bit of review, shall we? The first step is to throw out all of the food and utensils or dishes that are not kosher, or not able to be ‘Koshered.’ Following this, the immediate second step is to buy or Kosher your already existing utensils and dishes. Enjoy your new Kosher Kitchen! Take a look at the video we’ve included if you’re interested in an in-depth explanation of what a Kosher Kitchen is!