Immersion must be done in a kosher mikvah, like the Keylim Mikvah at Anshe Emes.
An international directory of Mikvahs is available from ———-, and you can call the Mikvah in your city for more information.
How should immersion be done?
You only need to immerse the item once, although some people have customs to do more.
You must immerse the entire vessel at one time.
Covers and handles need to be immersed.
The utensil must be clean. Be careful about labels and residual adhesive.
While standing, hold the utensil in your stronger hand.
Recite the blessing for more than one or one item requiring immersion:
- “Boruch atah… asher kidishanu b’mitzvozav, vitzivanu al tevilas keylim.” (for more than one)
- “Boruch atah… asher kidishanu b’mitzvozav, vitzivanu al tevilas kli.” (for just one)
Immerse the utensil while holding the utensil so that the water can enter the entire surface area, including the area being held
Don’t talk during immersion
You may not use a utensil that requires immersion and has not yet been immersed.
You may not immerse a utensil on Shabbos or Yom Tov.