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According to the OU - it may be used after they are cleaned and rinsed off. Q. The lunch area in our office has a can opener, peeler, bread-toaster (not a toaster oven), flatware, coffee mugs, glass dishes and glass cups available for anyone to use. Can I use them? A. The can opener and peeler can be used after they are cleaned or rinsed off.


Mishna Avoda Zara 4:10 (פרק ד - משנה י): גּוֹי שֶׁנִּמְצָא עוֹמֵד בְּצַד הַבּוֹר שֶׁל יַיִן, אִם יֶשׁ לוֹ עָלָיו מִלְוָה, אָסוּר {כה}. אֵין לוֹ עָלָיו מִלְוָה, מֻתָּר {כז}. נָפַל לַבּוֹר וְעָלָה, וּמְדָדוֹ בַקָּנֶה, הִתִּיז אֶת הַצִּרְעָה בַקָּנֶה אוֹ שֶׁהָיָה מְטַפֵּחַ עַל פִּי חָבִית מְרֻתַּחַת, בְּכָל אֵלּוּ הָיָה מַעֲשֶׂה, וְאָמְרוּ יִמָּכֵר ...


Your question is exactly that asked by Rabbi Cohen over at Dose of Halacha. He asks "Can I use a timer on my hotplate to heat my chicken on Shabbos for lunch?" While one mustn’t place a davar lach, a boiled food with liquid on the stove or hotplate on Shabbos, R’ Ovadia Yosef (Yabia Omer 10 OC:26) allows one to place such a pot on the hotplate while it’...


The problem is that the stove top on Pesach can make your pots chametz much more easily than it could make your pots non-kosher during the year. As a result, even splash back or resting the pot on the stove top could cause problems. Also, the splashback from the stove top could cause your grates (on which the pots rest) to become chometz. This then affects ...


I don't understand these answers. Surely the basis of kashering is to bring the item to a temperature above that that it experiences when cooking. As the glass top only receives heat indirectly (from the pot above), it never reaches a particularly high temperature and therefore does not need hagolah or libun. Or have I misunderstood this.

1 Chacham Ovadia would permit you to close the fridge with a shinui. All other poskim would not. If you need the food in the fridge and there's no way to take it out b/c it will spoil, then just leave the fridge slightly open. If that will cause the food to spoil, then you can use a non-Jew to (repeatedly) ...


ילקוט יוסף קצוש"ע אורח חיים סימן שכב - דין נולד בשבת ה. מותר לעשות מי - סודה בשבת על - ידי הכלי המיוחד לכך שנקרא "סיפולקוס" או "סודה סטרים", ואין בזה שום חשש לא של עובדין דחול, ולא משום נולד, ולא משום מכה בפטיש. ובלבד שיעשה זאת לצורך השבת. ואם הותיר לאחר השבת אין בכך כלום. [ילקוט יוסף שבת כרך ג' עמוד תי]. Chacham Ovadia allowed this as well.

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