i've been looking for a valid oven to use to bake a soft laffa style Matzah. This is not easy as you can't make those things in a typical western oven, and to buy an oven for that purpose is quite costly or takes up a lot of space. Well i stumbled upon the following oven from the Nosach Teiman website but i can't figure out the Hebrew (i can only read Biblical Hebrew well). Can someone tell me what this advertisement says, whether this oven is electrical or gas lit, and if it has any details on its permissibility of matzah baking (i see the word matzah but don't know the context of its usage.

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  • Is this off-topic because it's asking for a translation of Hebrew or on-topic because it's about a specific Judaism-related product?
    – Daniel
    Dec 15, 2015 at 20:01
  • @Daniel it might be, but this seemed like the place that might have the most knowledge about it
    – Aaron
    Dec 15, 2015 at 20:02
  • It says electric.
    – Scimonster
    Dec 15, 2015 at 20:05
  • In case you're wondering what a "מכבזה" is: "Lay your flattened ball on a round cushion. Actually it wasn’t a cushion. It was a Machbazi, a specialist wicker instrument with a handle on the back and a padded cushion on the front, which when used is entirely covered in a separate piece of white cotton. But in the absence of a Machbazi you might use a cushion." balaganrecipes.info/yemenite-pita
    – Isaac Moses
    Dec 15, 2015 at 20:30
  • @Aaron You might want to chime-in on our discussion in chat starting here
    – Daniel
    Dec 15, 2015 at 20:57

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This is an electric oven

For baking Yemmenite Pitas (saluf) and Matzah for Pesah. Including two electric heaters and a warranty for factory defects but not for the results of your baking.

My approximate translation

  • לא לתוצאותיו isn't a joke that they don't guarantee you're a good baker?
    – Double AA
    Dec 15, 2015 at 20:09
  • i assume the price is 800 shekels, and will i need a power converter if using this in the US, does it say anything about wattage?
    – Aaron
    Dec 15, 2015 at 20:15
  • @DoubleAA Ah yeah I think you're right about that.
    – Daniel
    Dec 15, 2015 at 20:16
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    @Aaron Doesn't say anything about wattage. For something like that, I wouldn't use just a plain adapter. Even converters/transformers aren't a great idea for electrical appliances that heat up. For safety reasons, I wouldn't use this unless you are actually in Israel.
    – Daniel
    Dec 15, 2015 at 20:19
  • @Aaron not sure but I think Israel runs on 240 volts. That may preclude the ability to run this on 120 in America and still get kosher matzah.
    – user6591
    Dec 16, 2015 at 5:25

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