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What is a Blech?


Definition: In accordance with the Torah's prohibition against lighting a fire on the Sabbath, observant Jews do not cook on the Sabbath. They may, however, warm up food cooked before the Sabbath begins.

Some warm their Sabbath food with an electric warming tray or slow cooker attached to an automatic timer (Shabbat clock). Others use a blech, an aluminum sheet which is place over a gas or electric fire before the Jewish Sabbath begins. Usually leaving one or two of the burners beneath the blech on low is sufficient for warming food placed on top the blech.

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Remember to put the kugel on the blech so we can eat hot kugel for the Sabbath lunch.

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