SEARCH FOR CHOMETZ
Every home should be thoroughly cleaned during the week before Passover. The final search for Chometz is conducted on the night of Erev Pesah.
It is necessary that a formal renunciation of ownership must be recited. The Kol Chamira is found at the beginning of the Hagadah.
BURNING OF CHOMETZ
All Chometz that has not been sold must be burned. Times will be announced closer to holiday time
PREPARING THE KITCHEN
Dishes and Utensils: Separate sets of dishes set aside for Passover use only, otherwise they must be Kashered. Plastic dishes cannot be Kashered. Teflon coated utensil may be used if new.
Dishwashers if used during the course of the year, should preferably not be used during Passover. Metal
Sinks may be Kashered by pouring boiling water over the entire sink. Other sinks may be covered with contact paper for Pesach.
Refrigerators should be cleaned thoroughly and shelves lined with paper.
Stoves and Ovens must be cleaned and scraped. Burners must be turned on to the highest temperature and/or on broil for 45 minutes. The top of the oven should be covered with tin foil. Counter Tops and Shelves should be cleaned and covered.
FOODS ON PASSOVER
The label "Kosher for Passover" does not guarantee that the product is kosher for Passover. It should have an endorsement by an authorized Rabbinical body.
Cereals, bread, white vinegar, whiskey, legumes, peas, beans, rice and corn are all chometz.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are kosher for Passover. They should be washed thoroughly. Frozen fruits and vegetables may be used if they are packed in cellophane packaging only.
Granulated sugar, salt, coffee and tea may be used with minimal supervision. All other spices must carry a proper endorsement.
Milk and Dairy products should bear certification. Oils, fats and shortening should bear certification for Passover. Corn Oil should not be used.
Medicines - Tablets are fine for Passover use. Coated tablets may contain chometz. Consult a Rabbi if needed. Capsules are Kosher. Coated or flavoured vitamins should be avoided. You may use Pesach approved vitamins. Liquid medicines are usually chometz. If necessary, consult a Rabbi.
Only Baby food with certification may be used. Infant formula may need Rabbinical approval.
Dishwashing liquids require certification.