Monday, June 23, 2014

May One Stir a Pot of Food on Shabbat?

May One Stir a Pot of Food on Shabbat?
Day: Monday
Date: June 23, 2014
Parshat: Hukat
Yalkut Yosef: 318

On Shabbat, it is forbidden to mix or scoop from a hot pot of food (above yad soledet bo) that is not fully cooked since doing so quickens the cooking process. This is true whether the food is on the fire, the plata, or even if it is not on any heat source. As long as it is above yad soledet bo it is forbidden.

Food that is fully cooked may be mixed if it is either on a plata or off of a heat source. However if it is directly on the fire it may not be mixed since it appears as though one is stirring to make it cook faster. One may scoop from a pot of fully cooked food that is still on the fire even though by doing so it'll cause the food to be stirred.

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