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Buying (and Using) a Kitchen Appliance: What You Need to Know
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Host Rabbi Zvi Goldberg and guest panelists Rabbi Zvi Holland, Rabbi Chananya Jacobson and Mr. Jonah Ottensoser review the key issues any Shomer Shabbos should consider before deciding on an appliance purchase. Topics discussed included: • Specific features consumers should be aware of before making the decision on which appliance to buy • The impact that technological advances in new "smart" appliances is having on the Shomer Shabbos consumer • A review of different cooktop options, including glass, gas and induction • Pros and cons of buying an oven with and without a Sabbath Mode feature • Issues arising from using a refrigerator on Shabbos, including lights, sensors and ice makers (Originally aired April 2024)