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Postby Belligerent Bob » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:01 pm

I have a dumb question, but I need to ask it. Does dishwashing detergent need to be kosher? I know this sounds stupid, but I have never used a dishwasher, and some detergents actually seem to have an OU.
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Postby Belligerent Bob » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:09 pm

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Postby closetpartyanimal » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:17 pm

In the h.com link it said it is reccommended that the detergent has a hechsher so better if it does, I thought it had to wow I learned something new.
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Postby Warren » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:52 pm

No sheep, it does not need a hechsher.
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Postby Belligerent Bob » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:08 pm

closetpartyanimal wrote:In the h.com link it said it is reccommended that the detergent has a hechsher so better if it does, I thought it had to wow I learned something new.


Actually in that thread, it says that the Star-K said that for detergent you don't need a hechsher, but for soap it is recommended.
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Postby closetpartyanimal » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:15 pm

Belligerent Bob wrote:
closetpartyanimal wrote:In the h.com link it said it is reccommended that the detergent has a hechsher so better if it does, I thought it had to wow I learned something new.


Actually in that thread, it says that the Star-K said that for detergent you don't need a hechsher, but for soap it is recommended.

That was the post I was talking about I thought it said it is reccommended for detergent. I will look again. I looked I stand corrected. :bow:
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Postby Warren » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:33 pm

Belligerent Bob wrote:Actually in that thread, it says that the Star-K said that for detergent you don't need a hechsher, but for soap it is recommended.


Even though Star-K doesnt say why it is "recommended."
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Postby Stanley » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:47 pm

They recommend it because: "Soap is usually made from non-kosher fat"

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Postby closetpartyanimal » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:55 pm

ot wrote:They recommend it because: "Soap is usually made from non-kosher fat"

(I think)

Yes that is what they said.
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Postby Warren » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:59 pm

ot wrote:They recommend it because: "Soap is usually made from non-kosher fat"

(I think)


A quote from a member on that site:

FWIW, I emailed the Star-K:

Me:
Hi, I've seen various dishwasher detergents out there that have a hechsher, and I was wondering if they in fact even need a hechser. If they don't, why do some detergents have a hechser at all? And if they do need a hechsher, what should one do if they've already washed dishes using a detergent without a hechsher?

Star-K:
Soap is usually made from non-kosher fat. Detergent is made from chemicals. The soaps are pagum (have a bad taste) and do not cause a kashrus problem with dishes, but nevertheless we recommend soap with a hechsher. If it’s a detergent it doesn’t need a hechsher


The soap is pagum and there is not a kashrus problem. And then they write that they recommend soap with a hechser. Doesn't that seem strange?
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Postby closetpartyanimal » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:01 pm

Warren Moon wrote:
ot wrote:They recommend it because: "Soap is usually made from non-kosher fat"

(I think)


A quote from a member on that site:

FWIW, I emailed the Star-K:

Me:
Hi, I've seen various dishwasher detergents out there that have a hechsher, and I was wondering if they in fact even need a hechser. If they don't, why do some detergents have a hechser at all? And if they do need a hechsher, what should one do if they've already washed dishes using a detergent without a hechsher?

Star-K:
Soap is usually made from non-kosher fat. Detergent is made from chemicals. The soaps are pagum (have a bad taste) and do not cause a kashrus problem with dishes, but nevertheless we recommend soap with a hechsher. If it’s a detergent it doesn’t need a hechsher


The soap is pagum and there is not a kashrus problem. And then they write that they recommend soap with a hechser. Doesn't that seem strange?


Yes I was actually thinking the same thing why shouldn't it be necessary not just recommended to have hechsher on soap according to what they say? Right on WM.
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Postby Stanley » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:06 pm

I agree with you WM. It's strange, to say the least.
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