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Keeping You Kurrent
March 2008


Consumer Alerts and Information

3/17/2008
 

KITCHENAID ALERT

 

I.      Ovens   Please be advised that, until further notice, Star-K has removed certification from the following KitchenAid Built-in Double Ovens, as there is a problem with the Sabbath Mode.  When you adjust the temperature, the time display changes.

KEBK206, KEBK276, KEBS207, KEBS277, KEBS278

II.    Refrigerators:      Please be advised that several Star-K certified KitchenAid refrigerators have a problem where the interior lights go on when both the refrigerator and freezer doors are open at the same time.  As of now, the models we know about are the KSSS48FTX, and the KSSS48FMX.   There may be others with this problem as well.  Check your model before Shabbos/YomTov to ascertain.  (These are 48” built-ins.)

GE MONOGRAM OVENS

SPECIAL GE ALERT

Please be advised that, since GE will not have its fix available before Pesach, if you have these ovens you should be aware of the following:

For Group 1 Built-in ovens: These are fully compliant models, which can be opened/closed with no problems, and have temperature adjustment capability while in Sabbath Mode. (Remember, even in the Sabbath mode, one is never permitted to adjust the temperature on the Sabbath. Check our website for model numbers.)

Group 2 Built-in ovens: On YomTov, you can raise the temperature but after doing so you must wait 30 minutes before opening the door.  Opening the oven door within that 30 minute time span will deactivate a fan.  This is not a problem when lowering the temperature.  (Remember, even in the Sabbath mode, one is never permitted to adjust the temperature on the Sabbath. Check our website for model numbers.)

Group 3 Built-in ovens:

ZET1SM, ZET1PM, ZET2SM, or ZET2PM
(made from April 2007 to date)

In order to be able to open the oven door on Shabbos/YomTov, you will need to tape down the plunger switch with metallic tape. Once the tape is in place, you may adjust the temperature on YomTov, but, after raising the temperature you must wait 30 minutes before opening the door. Opening the oven door within that 30 minute time span will deactivate a fan.  This is not a problem when lowering the temperature.  (Remember, even in the Sabbath mode, one is never permitted to adjust the temperature on the Sabbath.)




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