I am not orthodox. I affiliate with a conservative temple, but I attend only occasionally. I do not keep Shabbat. I keep some degree of kashrut in the home, but not anything that orthodox people will accept as kosher. And I eat out all the time at non-kosher restaurants. I have decided I want to start toveling my dishes. I have two questions about that.
1.) Does a Jew have to be fully observant in order for the toveling to be valid?
2.) Some of my dishes I have previously used and continue to with food that orthodox people don’t accept as kosher. If I brought those dishes to the mikvah, would it contaminate the mikvah for orthodox people?