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Author:  Stephen
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Date:  6/6/2005 8:31:00 AM
Subject:  Shabbos Urn
Message:  As you may have gathered, I'm new around here. I have been browsing through previous Q & A's and would like to make comments on them if I may.

Someone asked if you could add water to a Shabbos urn and the reply was that one could, provided the urn has been removed from the stove.

My understanding is that one is only permitted to add water that is (a) already boiled up and (b) still retains some heat from its boiling. Is that correct?
Reply:  Welcome!
Maybe I wasn't clear, but you are misquoting me a bit. I didn't mean 'off' as in off the stove, but as in turned off from the fire/electric. Urns are not on top of stoves, usually. Partly meant as a joke and partly meant if you are using a shabbos clock.
One is not permitted to add hot water to an urn that is on, unless it has a blech, which is pretty hard to do.

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