[Avodah] Induction stovetop halachic status

Zev Sero zev at sero.name
Thu Jul 2 17:03:56 PDT 2020

On 2/7/20 6:23 pm, Simon Montagu via Avodah wrote:
>     Glowing hot metal is included in "fire".  Here there is no fire at all.
>     The pot simply gets hot of its own accord, just as in a microwave the
>     food gets hot of its own accord.
> What is the difference between metal heated by an electric current and 
> metal heated by a magnetic field?

The pot or pan doesn't get nearly hot enough to qualify as fire.  It 
doesn't have to, since it's heating the food directly, rather than 
heating a pot sitting on top of it, which will then heat the food it 

Zev Sero            Wishing everyone a *healthy* and happy summer
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