An excerpt from:”Entrepreneurs Find Ways to Make Technology Work With Jewish Sabbath”

Washington Jewish Week, July 2009

“The kosher consumer has an influence in the marketplace that goes way beyond actual numbers,” said Dr. Avrom Pollak, president of STAR-K, which certifies as kosher everything from major appliance to food, alcohol and some prescriptions. For example, Dr. Pollak said, Orthodox Jewish households spend a lot more time, attention and money on their kitchens than other American consumers, which is why 14 major home appliance brands have sought kosher certification from STAR-K.”