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Viking Freestanding Electric Ranges, Built-In Electric Rangetops and Cooktops

T
he following models may be used on the Jewish Sabbath or the Jewish Holidays (Yom Tov) in accordance with the instructions below:

Viking Freestanding Electric Ranges, Built-In Electric Rangetops and Cooktops
Electric Self Clean Ranges VESC306-4B VESC530-4B DSCE130-4B RDSCE230-5B
RVER330-5B      
Electric Rangetops VERT301-4B VERT536-6B    
Electric Cooktops VECU105-4B VECU106-4B VECU165-6B VECU166-6B
DECU105-4B DECU106-4B DECU155-6B DECU156-6B
DECU165-5B DECU166-5B DETU200-4B DETU260-5B
RDECU206 RDECU266 RDECU256 RVEC330-5B
RVEC336-5B RVEC345-6B    

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.


RANGETOPS/COOKTOPS:

1. On the Sabbath & Holidays, electric heat may not be initiated, adjusted or turned off.

2. On the Sabbath, a "blech" should be used. However the manufacturer does not recommend putting a standard "blech" on the glass surface. Instead, just the controls should be covered. (The manufacturer sells a cast iron griddle, model number GC-PGD, which can be put on top of the glass surface. However, heating efficiency is compromised.)

3. On the Holidays, the electric cooktop may not be turned on. However, for cooking requirements, once on, the temperature may be raised when the ribbon heating element cycles to full glow. Lowering the temperature is permitted at any time if required for food preparation. (Practice adjustments on the electric cooktop before the Holidays.)

4. After recovery from a power failure, the electric cooktops will return to the temperature setting that existed before the power outage.

5. The glass electric cooktops cannot be kashered for Passover. For the rest of the year, be sure to wipe the cooking surface clean between meat and dairy use. (The manufacturer sells a cast iron griddle that can be put on the glass cooktop. More than one would be needed to cover the glass surface, thereby permitting its use for Passover. However, cooking efficiency is compromised.)

OVENS:

1. The oven temperature may not be initiated, adjusted or turned off on the Sabbath.

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. For the Holidays, the oven should be turned on before the Holiday. Once on, the temperature may be adjusted for cooking purposes by following the indicator light. Raise the temperature when the light is on and lower it when it is off. The oven may be shut off when the light is off but then may not be used again on that Holiday.

6. These ovens do not have a timed bake feature.

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. After recovery from a power failure, all these ovens will return to the temperature setting that existed before the power outage.



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