FedTech is delighted to announce that its range of ovens with Mehadrin certified ‘Sabbath mode’ has now expanded to include many models manufactured by Smeg.

Please click here to view the Certificate.

Read this page to understand which ovens are covered by the hechsher and to learn how to use these ovens on Shabbos and Yom Tov.

Are all of Smeg’s ovens covered by FedTech’s Hechsher?

The user should be aware of the following important points:

  • Only the ovens listed below are covered by FedTech’s hechsher.
  • Even the certified ovens may only be used when the Sabbath mode has been correctly operated as per the appliance’s instructions.
  • The ovens must be used in accordance with the guidelines explained below.

Can I insert food into the oven on Shabbos?

It is forbidden to insert food into an oven on Shabbos – even when it is in Sabbath mode. This applies even if the food is hot or has previously been fully cooked. Ovens, even in Sabbath mode, may only be used with food which has been placed in the oven before the onset of Shabbos.

Does food need to be fully cooked before Shabbos?

When food is inserted into the oven before Shabbos, care should be taken to ensure that the food is fully cooked (and any precooked liquids are hot) by the time Shabbos comes in.

In cases of need, food may be inserted into the oven in preparation for Shabbos – as long as the food will have reached ⅓ cooked by the time Shabbos commences.

Are there any instructions for removing food from the oven on Shabbos?

The ovens covered by this hechsher have been programmed to resolve the shailas which are caused by the thermostatic control used in many ovens. These ovens have been programmed using a simmerstat or duty cycle control. This removes the concerns relating to the use of an appliance which is controlled by a thermostat. Therefore, the ovens may be accessed freely during the course of Shabbos and Yom Tov whilst the Sabbath mode is in operation.

When the food has been taken out of the oven on Shabbos or Yom Tov, may it be returned to the oven if the oven is in Sabbath mode?

Food may not be returned to an oven on Shabbos even if it is operating in Sabbath mode.

May the controls be changed on Shabbos or Yom Tov?

It remains forbidden to make any changes to the oven’s settings when making use of the ovens on Shabbos or Yom Tov. The oven must have been set before Shabbos or Yom Tov and no changes may be made until after Shabbos or Yom Tov.

I have read elsewhere that a Shabbos mode oven may only be opened once over the course of Shabbos or that one should wait for the indicator light to show. Is this necessary when using these ovens?

Your question may be based on other articles published on our website – for example here. The concerns addressed in these articles are relevant for ovens which are controlled by a thermostat.

The ovens covered by this hechsher are not controlled by a thermostat when operating in Sabbath mode. It is therefore not necessary to limit the number of door openings or to wait for the indicator light. It is for this reason that the Federation Beis Din have awarded these ovens with a Mehadrin “Kehillas” hechsher.

Are there any other benefits associated with these ovens?

Although it is beyond FedTech’s remit to offer a technical review of appliances, the user may find the following feature helpful, in addition to the certified Sabbath mode:

  • Pyrolytic cycle – this can be used to kasher the oven, including for Pesach. Note that only some of the ovens listed below have this feature.

Which models are certified?

Model nameCategoryNotes
SFA6101TVNMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SFA6101TVBMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SFA6101TVSMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SFA6101SUNMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SF6101TVS1MULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SF6101TVN1MULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SF6101TVB1MULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SF6301TVXMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SF6301TVX-ARMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SF6101TVNOMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SO6301S2XMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SO6101S2SMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SO6101S2NMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SO6401S2XMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SO6301TXMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SOA6101TNOMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SOA6101TSMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SO6101S2NMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SO6101S2SMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01
SO6301S2XMULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01

MULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 01

SFA6101TVNSO6301S2X
SFA6101TVBSO6101S2S
SFA6101TVSSO6101S2N
SFA6101SUNSO6401S2X
SF6101TVS1SO6301TX
SF6101TVN1SOA6101TNO
SF6101TVB1SOA6101TS
SF6301TVXSO6101S2N
SF6301TVX-ARSO6101S2S
SF6101TVNOSO6301S2X

 

PYROLYTIC OVENS WITH LCD 01

SFP6401TVN1SFP64MOXSFP6101TVSSKSOP6401TX
SFPA6301TVNSFP61MONSFP6401TVXSKSOPA6301TN
SFP641PNOSFPA6301TVXSOP6301S2XSOPA6301TX
SFP6101TVS1SFP64LM1SOP6101S2SSOP6101S2N
SFP6101TVN1SFP61TVNISOP6101S2NSOP6101S2S
SFP6101TVB1SFP61TVSCSOP6401S2NSOP6301S2X
SFP6301TVXSFP64TBXSOP6301TNSOP6401S2B
SFP6401TVS1SFP64CX1SOP6301TXSOP6401S2N
SFP6401TVX1SFP6101TVNOSOP6401TB

 

MULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH LCD 02

SO6302TXSO6102S3PN
SO6102TSSO6302M2X
SO6102TNSO6102M2S
SF7302TXSO6102M2N
SO4302S3XSO4302M1X
SOA4302S3XSO4902M1P
SOA4302S3NSOA4102M1S
SO6302S3PXSOA4602M1NR
SO6102S3PS

 

PYROLYTIC OVENS WITH LCD 02

SOP6302TXSOP6902S2PN
SOP6102TSSOP6302S2PX
SOP6102TNSOP6102S2PS
SFPA7302TXSOP6102S2PN
SOPA3302TPXSOP6902S2PX
SOP612MONSOPA6302S2PX
SOPA6102TSSOPA6302S2PN
SOPA6602TNRSOPA6102S2PS
SOP6902S2PP

 

MULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH TFT 04

SF6104TPSSF4303WMCXSO6604S4PNR
SF6303TPXSF4604WMCNRSO6303APX
SF4104WVCPSSF4604WMCNXSO6104APS
SF4104WVCPNSF4604WMCNRKSO6104APN
SF4303WVCPXSFA4303VCPXSOA6104S4PS
SF4604WVCPNRSFA4303MCXSOA6104S4PN
SF4604WVCPNXSO4303APXSO6104S4PS
SF4104WMCNSO4104S4PSSO6104S4PN
SF4104WMCS

 

PYROLYTIC OVENS WITH TFT 04

SFP6104WTPBSFP6604WSPNXSOP6104TPS
SFP6104WTPNSFP6604WTPNRSOP6104TPN
SF6303TPXSFP6604WTPNXSOP6104S2PS
SFP6303WTPXSFP6303TPXSOP6104S2PN
SFP6104SPSSFPR9604TNRSOPA6104S2PS
SFP6104WTPSSFPA6303TPXSOPA6104S2PN
SFP6303SPXSOPA3104TPSSOP6604S2PNR
SFP6604WSPNRSOP6604TPNRSOP6606S2PNR

 

MULTIFUNCTION OVENS WITH TFT 06

SF4606WVCPNXSOA6606APNR
SF4106WVCPSSOA4606APNR
SF4606WVCPNRSO4606WS4PNR
SF4606WMCNRSO4606S4PNR
SF4106WMCSSO6606S4PNR
SF4606WMCNXSOA6606S4PNR
SO4606WAPNRSOA6606M2PNR
SO4606APNRSO4606M2PNR
SO6606APNRSOA4606M2PNR

 

PYROLYTIC OVENS WITH TFT 06

SFP6606WSPNRSFPR9606WTPN
SFP6606WTPNRSFPA9305SPX
SFP6606WTPNXSOPA6606S2PN
SFP6106WTPSSFP9305WSPX
SFP6606WSPNXSFPR9606TPNR
SFP6106WSPSSFPRA9606TPN
SFP9305WSPX
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