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Author:  Stephen
E-mail:  not available
Date:  6/6/2005 8:38:00 AM
Subject:  Filter Coffee
Message:  Author: pinhas renbaum
E-mail: pdrenbaum@iname.com
Date: 4/30/2005 6:30:48 PM
Subject: filter coffee
Message: 1. what is the problem of making filter coffee on shabat? ie-hand pouring water from a cli sheni over roasted coffee in a filter over your cup?
2. a timer on a filter coffee machine would heat up the water on shabat, why is this ok?

Reply: 1. There is no problem. I changed the post that you are asking about.
I guess I had a knee jerk reaction to the question before. Filter is borrer- but not always)
2. It is the same as a timer for lights, a/c, etc.

I guess my question relates also to the one I have just posted about using a timer for the dishwasher. The water in the coffee machine is presumably cold, so is it permitted to heat it up on Shabbos itself, even with a timer? (My understanding is that only solid foods that have already been cooked may be reheated on Shabbos).
Reply:  If it is reheated by a timer, it is no problem. It can also be water from a hot water urn, that was poured into the coffee machine

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