Hello Rabbi, I had a question regarding using a stove top for both meat and dairy products. Specifically, if food pots placed on top of the stove spill solid or liquid food onto the burners and metal grates, in areas both near and far from the flames, what is the status of the stove top? While i recognize that some food that falls within these areas would be burned up by the flames, I may recall seeing pieces of food which remained recognizable after falling in these places. Under these circumstances, would the food pieces grow hot enough to be absorbed into the stovetop and thus invalidate the oven? If you could offer any guidance in the matter, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you
Hello, thank you for your question. The status of the stove top is fine. If you see that the place where you place your pot on the stove has food on it, clean it. It does not, however, cause your stove to be unkosher.
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