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    Frum Engineer Designs Hotplate

    Frum Electronic Engineering Technician BenTzion Davis has designed a fire safety hotplate with Shabbos and Yomim Tovim observance in mind. Full Story, Video

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    Israeli says
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    Israeli says

    The ones we buy here are cheap makes from China. I have to replace mine every year, will you export over here with Israeli plugs?

    temperature
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    temperature

    does it have an adjustable temperature or is it locked. and if so, what temperature?

    # 2
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    # 2

    He sets it at a temp to keep your food at 175 F which comming from a chef with experience is a great temp to keep food at not to cool to bring bacteria and not to hot to dry out your food

    Timer Question
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    Timer Question

    Would the Engineer consider adding a built in timer to it, so it does not have to be plugged into a timer (which can be unsafe). It would also ensure that it is not left running all night unattended etc.

    ymg
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    ymg

    Kol hakovod!

    Awsome!
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    Awsome!

    Candidate for the “Jewish Nobel Prize” 😉

    Thank you for the Amazing response!
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    Thank you for the Amazing response!

    Hello Everybody I am the Frum Yid mentioned above in the story, thank you so much for your kind words. I want to clear that my degree is EET Electronic Engineering Technician, that is a little bit less school than a full Engineer. Any way B”H I assure you my degree qualifies me to engineer the safest hotplate that I could. There is a part of me in the design of my hotplate and BE”H it is my professional opinion that it will safe lives. I did not include a timer, because some Poskim are against timers for anything but… Read more »

    Fool resistant?
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    Fool resistant?

    But, is it possible to make it such a way, that if someone drops or mishandles it, then still uses it – that it will still be relatively safe?

    IS THAT IN THE PLANS?
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    IS THAT IN THE PLANS?

    Very very exciting news! However, I really wish that if I am to buy this incredible piece (as opposed to keeping our food hot on a blech on the stove-top) I would love for it to have controls with which I can adjust the temperature to my liking as we all love our food piping hot… even on Shabbos and Yom Tov. Please advise.

    Fire almost happened at our restaurant (in Flatbush)
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    Fire almost happened at our restaurant (in Flatbush)

    A brand new hot-water urn dropped on the floor, but was still working, so we used it for a while. One day I noticed an
    intense plastic burning smell, strongest near the urn. I touched the plug that goes into the urn – it was BURNING HOT! Apparently, after the drop, the plug was making very loose contact with the prongs of the urn.
    We went back to the store to get another plug. After much use, never felt the heat again when I touched the plug.

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