are many different thoughts and traditions
associated with food warming on
people do not rewarm any food that have
removed from standard blech and have
been allowed to cool down, regardless
of the fact that the food is full cooked
you follow this more stringent halachic
principle you can use the Water Blech
as a safety valve to avoid inadvertently
Shabbos. For example, if you
accidentally remove a pot from the blech
to serve dinner, there is no question
about replacing the pot onto the
Water Blech, although , it would
not be permitted to do so with a standard
freely remove and replace dry foods
onto a standard blech, often without
regard to the principle of YAD SOLEDET
BO. For them, the Water Blech
is the only useable blech. It permits
foods to be heated HOT, not just warm
in a way that is well within the boundary
others rewarm food using a standard
blech but are careful to avoid the temperature
limit set by YAD SOLEDET BO.
at best they can expect a room temperature
meal. With the Water Blech there
is not limitation of YAD SOLEDETS
BO. The fear of bishul is reduced
with the Water Blech.
HOW IS THE Water Blech MORE EFFECTIVE
THAT A STANDARD BLECH?
A good blech that is hot to the
touch at all of its corners is actually
a bad blech for use on
Shabbos since cooled foods may
not be returned to it on
A poor blech that is cool to the touch
at corners is useable but your food
stays cold. Therefore, if you are careful
you must pay good money for a blech
to eat a cold meal. The other choice
is to pay good money for a good blech
and eat a cold meal since the blech
is not useable on
Does this mean that only
chulent of other foods that are
left on a standard blech since before
Shabbos are permitted to eaten?
Happily, the answer is NO!!!!
Foods may be reheated on
Shabbos if proper techniques
and precaution are used.
THE Water Blech UN-Blech
Although it is called a blech it is
actually not a blech, it is The UN-BLECH
The Water Blech UN-Blech is an engineered
Shabbos food warming problems.
lower tray of the Water Blech contains
hot water and is therefore a Water Blech.
This means that the food to be warmed
can be placed anywhere on the Water
Blech regardless of the temperature.
Yad Soledet Bo does not apply
when the principle of Water Blech