Monday, June 6, 2011

Putting dry food on a hotplate on Shabbat


One may not take food from the refrigerator and place it on a hotplate or blech on Shabbat, if the heat in that spot is high enough that food left there indefinitely could reach a temperature in excess of yad soledet bo [approximately 113 degrees Fahrenheit]. This includes food that does not contain visible liquid.

Note that the laws of heating up food on Shabbat are complex; please do not rely on these simple emails for practical rulings.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 1:94)

Have a great Yom Tov,

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