Viking Built-In Electric Touch Ovens
The following models may be used on the Jewish Sabbath or the Jewish Holidays (Yom Tov) in accordance with the instructions below:
Please be aware that there are restrictions in the use of ovens and stoves on the Sabbath and Holidays. If you are unfamiliar with the laws of keeping food warm on the Sabbath or cooking on the Holidays, please call your Rabbi. Please note that when the Holiday and Sabbath coincide, the Sabbath laws prevail. Before first use of a new oven be sure to wash the racks and interior of the oven thoroughly with warm water and soap to remove any coating oil.
1. The oven temperature may not be initiated, adjusted or turned off on the Sabbath OR the Holidays.
2. On the Sabbath, in lieu of a "blech", the oven controls should be covered. (Be careful not to cover vent openings.)
3. All food should be placed in the oven before the Sabbath begins, since none may be placed in the oven during the Sabbath.
4. On the Sabbath, the oven door may only be opened once, all the food removed and then closed. On the Holidays, the oven door may be opened/closed at any time as often as desired.
5. These ovens have a timed bake feature. The oven will beep at the end of the timed baked cycle three times. The oven will then go into a Hold mode, where the temperature stays at 150° F for two hours. The oven will then shut off automatically. All of this occurs while still in the Sabbath mode.
6. After recovery from a power failure, all the above oven models will return to Sabbath Mode in the “off” position. All food may be removed, but the oven will remain off.