World of Judaica offers a fantastic supply of blech covers. These covers are very important for observing Shabbat and serve as a great gift to friends and family. Feel free to check out our selection of covers for your blech.
What is a blech cover? A blech is a term used to refer to a hot plate or plata that is placed over an open flame or heated by an electrical plug to keep food warm on Shabbat. There is a prohibition against using electricity and starting an open flame on Shabbat, especially for the purpose of cooking. In order to keep food warm during the duration of Shabbat, hot plates called Blechs are permitted for use. Cooking is not allowed, but according to Jewish law placing fully cooked food onto a heated plate is acceptable. If the blech is electric, it must be plugged in before Shabbat arrives. If it is not electric, it is placed on a burner set at a low flame before Shabbat.
Why does the blech need a cover? The blech itself can be fairly hot and dangerous to touch, so it requires a cover. Covers are usually insulated cotton and have their own unique design. The cover prevents the food from burning and keeps you safe from burning your hand. The blech cover gets a lot of use because it is used every Shabbat and serves as a nice display to guests that come over.
Blech covers are important to have in your home for Shabbat and Jewish holidays in order to keep you and your family safe. The covers also make for great gifts to family and friends, so their blech will not be bare. The blech cover makes the blech plate more presentable and will add to your Jewish kitchen decor. Make sure to look at World of Judaica's collection of blech covers for your blech or to give as a thoughtful gift for a Jewish wedding.