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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
TAGS:bishul  hatmana  tzoveya
Halacha - A couple of Shabbos questions
Submitted by Julia  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

1) While not all Poskim require it at all, there are reasons to do both. Lining the inside of the base of the Crockpot serves as a blech, a covering for the heating element. Furthermore, some are concerned that the walls of the base serve as hatmana, covering in insulating material, for the pot. To resolve this' they recommend balls of foil that would lift the floor of the pot off of the base, and hatmana is not an issue without direct contact between the pot and the insulation. Other Poskim rule that since there is no insulation over the top of the pot, there is no problem of hatmana in any event.

2) While there are different opinions, a thermos is a kli sheini despite its insulating properties, because the container was not heated directly on the fire and the walls of the thermos will not make the water any warmer than it was originally. So you may make instant coffee directly from a thermos, however coffee grinds are more problematic because they may be kalei habishul, which are cooked even in a kli sheini.

3) As a general rule there is no problem of tzoveya, dyeing, with food on Shabbos, because we assume your primary interest is the flavor not the color. So while there are grounds to be machmir, it is permitted even to add the squash to the water. Diluting a child's juice, where it may be more important to make it look like juice than the flavor, is more problematic.

4) When the second layer is for purposes other than preserving heat, it is permitted even without any extenuating circumstances.

 

2) While there are different opinions, a thermos is a kli sheini despite its insulative properties, because the container was not heated directly on the fire and the walls of the thermos will not make the water any warmer than it was originally. So you may make instant coffe directly from a thermos, however coffe grinds are more problematic because they may be kalei habishul, which are cooked even in a kli sheini.

3) As a general rule there is no problem od tzoveya, dyeing, with food on Shabbos, because we assume your primary interest is the flavor not the color. So while there are grounds to be machmir, it is permitted even to add the squash to the water. Diluting a child's juice, where it may be more important to make it look lije jusice than the flavoe, is more problamatic.

4) Whent the second layer is for purposes other than preserving heat' it is permitted even without any extenuating curcumstances.

posted:2009-01-31 17:14:19


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