||Thus, any usual food that has [once] been wet with water shall become unclean. Any usual beverage in a vessel [likewise] becomes unclean.
Mikol-ha'ochel asher ye'achel asher yavo alav mayim yitma vechol-mashkeh asher yishateh bechol-kli yitma.
||Thus, anything upon which their dead bodies fall shall be unclean. In such a case, even an oven or range is unclean, and must be broken down, since it otherwise remains unclean to you.
Vechol-asher-yipol minivlatam alav yitma tanur vechirayim yutats tme'im hem utme'im yiheyu lachem.
If it is in a clay vessel (Rashi). Certainly if it is in contact with the dead animal itself.
Only human food can become contaminated (Yad, Tumath Okh'lin 1:1, 3:1).
Even if later dried off. However, food cannot become ritually unclean unless it was wet at some point after it was picked (Yad, Tumath Okh'lin 1:2).
The verse can also be translated, 'Any usual food that has been wet with water or any other usual beverages ...' (Rashi). The ambiguity teaches that as far as readying food to become ritually unclean, other liquids have the same status as water. The other liquids are: dew, olive oil, wine, milk, blood, and honey (Makhshirim 6:4; Yad, loc. cit.).
|oven or range|
Made of clay (Rashi). Although other clay utensils cannot become ritually unclean until they are fired, an oven or range can become unclean as soon as it is used (Rash on Kelim 5:1). Furthermore, a building normally does not become defiled, but an oven or range can become defiled even though it is built up and attached to the ground; it does not have the status of a building (Shabbath 125a; Rash, Kelim 5:1).