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In lieu of OU''s statement "All regular ground coffees are acceptable for Passover use when bearing an OU." Would that imply that unflavored k-cups that bear the OU is kosher for pesach?

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  1. Good question, but how would you kasher the Keurig coffee maker for Peasch? All that plastic, and in our house it would have been used for both decaf and flavored coffee during the year

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    1. re: bagelman01

      My old Keurig was making nasty noises so I just bought a new one from Costco so I will have a new one for pesach I just need to know if I can use the k-cup coffes with the OU.

      1. re: MartyB

        I would, but then again I'm not considered so machmir.

        1. re: bagelman01

          I probably will to since

          "ALL regular ground coffees are acceptable for Passover use when bearing an OU."

          Note the all important "ALL" in their statement. I was just surprised that a Google search did not produce a hit on this query.

    2. Why not just call OU kashrus? ( 212-613-8241) Or ask your rabbi; that's what he's there for (among other things).

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      1. re: queenscook

        > Or ask your rabbi; that's what he's there for (among other things).

        My rabbi is is already in Miami since yesterday(!) and is enjoying the beach! His flock is left to fend for themselves.

        I will try the OU. I just assumed that it would be impossible to get anyone at such a late point so close to yom tov. Would you know if they accept email questions? This way they can answer at their leisure.

        1. re: MartyB

          I prefer calling because that way I can get an immediate answer rather than wait without knowing when or if they'll get back to me. That said, you can try emailing the "Webbe Rebbe": kosher@ou.org

          And I never heard of a shul rabbi not being available for questions right before Pesach; I would bet it's the busiest time of the whole year for shailos, kashrus and otherwise.

          1. re: queenscook

            He is an usual rabbi in that he owns the shul outright and is quite wealthy. His parnasa comes from real estate not from the shul, it is more of like a hobby of his so he vacations quite frequently, Pesach at 5 star hotels, summer he is off and he takes many Israel trips. He speaks well and is quite learned. We make do and fortunately in the 5 towns there are many rabonim that we can consult.

            I could just see a pesach drasha being given by him to the other hotel guests.

            Laws of Pesach.

            Take out suitcases.
            Check suitcases for chometz.
            Take out all clothing that will be packed.
            Check all pockets for chometz.
            Pack clothing.

            Enjoy!

        2. re: queenscook

          Called the OU and they said that if it has regular unflavored coffee then it is ok.

          Thanks for the phone number!