Washing produce on Pesach
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March 23, 2018 3:25 pm at 3:25 pm #1497504DovidBTParticipant
I’ve been washing fresh produce (fruits and vegetables) with distilled white vinegar diluted with water. It’s economical, since kosher white vinegar is available for $2.50/gallon.
Since I can’t find KLP white vinegar, is there a convenient Pesach-compliant alternative?March 25, 2018 2:50 am at 2:50 am #1497641MammeleParticipant
You should be able to find Kosher for Passover imitation vinegar (acetic acid) in smaller bottles although a lot more expensive than good old vinegar. Kosher supermarkets should carry it at this time of year. (You can find it on Amazon as well but very pricey.) IIRC from previous years, the supermarket price is in the $3. range for 32 ozs.
I don’t know how by much you dilute it, or how much you use for Yom Tov, but hopefully you can make it work.
There are also Kosher vegetable washes, but I’m not familiar with those.
Good luck!March 25, 2018 8:03 am at 8:03 am #1497696MParticipant
DovidBT – even more economical and easy to find than white vinegar is *water*. This is the most traditional way to wash fruits and vegetables and is mentioned in all of the achronim and poskim on the shulchan aruch. Fortunately, it’s also possible to find KLP water. That money saved on the vinegar can help pay for the matzas.March 25, 2018 8:42 am at 8:42 am #1497700DovidBTParticipant
even more economical and easy to find than white vinegar is *water*.
“Water”? You mean, like, from a toilet?March 25, 2018 9:09 am at 9:09 am #1497711ubiquitinParticipant
Well it doesn’t HAVE to be from the toilet, but yeah thats the ideaMarch 25, 2018 11:46 am at 11:46 am #1497812iacisrmmaParticipant
Mamele: A number of stores in Brooklyn sell the KFP vinegar for .99 for the 32 oz bottle.March 25, 2018 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #1497822MammeleParticipant
Iacisrmma: thanks. I’m leaving most of the shopping to my family this year, so I’m not exactly price savvy.
I’m sure Dovid BT will appreciate it, though I don’t know where he lives.
Unless he only wants natural vinegar, then he’s out of luck…
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