Section: Questions Category: Halacha
|Halacha - ovens with timers|
|Submitted by anonymous Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh|
There is no problem leaving the food in the oven if it is half cooked and edible, however when you open the oven door to remove the food there is a strong likelihood that the thermostat will immediately ignite the oven. Ideally the timer should be set to turn off the oven shortly before you anticipate wanting to remove the food on Shabbos. If this is not practical, you should only open the oven door when the fire is already on, and you will at worst be indirectly causing it to remain lit for longer but not igniting it on Shabbos.