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Mar 26, 2009

Kashering your computer for Pesach

This Pesach ad was spotted....

it says chametz might have gotten in cavity of the mouse, or between the keys of the keyboard, so you should kasher your computer for Pesach (obviously by buying new accessories..)

Hey - who doesn't eat by their computer!!???


  1. Every year I'm too lazy to clean my computer properly (after a year's supply of cake, cookies, and bisli have been devoured during working hours) so I end up buying a new mouse, keyboard and silicone wrist pad - petty cash, of course!

  2. oops - clicked the wrong button - Anonymous #1 was me - Shalom

  3. And even if your keyboard is full of crumbs, is there any chance that after Pesach, you or somebody else will shake them out and eat them, perhaps as crunchy topping on your ice cream? If they're something small enough to be negligible to you (ie they're covered by bitul chametz), and nothing that you or any other Jew is likely to find and eat later, there's no reason to worry about them.

  4. The psak I got was to clean the computer as well as I could and go over it with either pressured air or a hand-held vacuum, and that's it. If it can't be gotten to with that sort of cleaning, then it won't be gotten to if you ever decide to go fishing for it to eat (and who WOULD?).

    Also, a mouse can be taken apart quite easily, cleaned inside, and put back together. It takes a few minutes.

  5. you must be kidding!!

    turn your keyboard upside down and just shake!

    or, better yet, get a life! close the computer for a week and go on vacation!!

    that's what I plan on doing!!

  6. enjoy. I usually don't have time to use it too much either....

  7. they make plastic keyboards. they're pretty good! You just rinse them off. I bought one and keep it for pesach along with a pesach mouse. much simpler than cleaning!

  8. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000V5IFCE?ie=UTF8&tag=shopwiki-uk-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738

    that's an example. they roll up and are easy to store and it's good as a spare keyboard, so i keep it around you can use it during the year in a pinch too - it just rinses off

  9. Or you can always try just putting it int he dishwasher:

    and: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11029793

  10. that is cool. thanks. the keys must have connectors though. I wonder why they are able to get wet, and folded....

  11. I wrote a post about this. (can't paste a link I'm on a mobile device...if someone wants to that'd be nice.)

    I am pretty sure I own nothing more chometzdik than my laptop. I'm considering selling it for the week... ;)


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