Explanation of the Sabbath Mode Feature
Observing the Sabbath and religious holidays in Judaism requires a restriction on certain activities during holy times. Jewish religious laws can affect how an appliance is used. For example, you can't turn the oven on or off during this time. GE Appliances has worked with third party kosher certification agencies, like OU (Orthodox Union), to develop Sabbath Mode features for many of our appliances.
Models with Sabbath Mode features have directions in the Owner's Manual about activating and using this feature. Check the individual model's Owner's Manual for more specific information. Download a copy of the Owner's Manual.
When the Sabbath Mode feature is activated, the oven will no longer turn off automatically after 12 hours. Also, the control display won't show the time, temperature, etc. until you deactivate the Sabbath Mode.
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For enhanced features to make your range even more Shabbos compliant, consider the Shabbos Keeper for Ovens. It is an easy-to-install device that automatically sets your compatible gas or electric Freestanding or Slide-in range to Shabbos Mode each week. It then sets it back to the weekday mode after Shabbos and Yom Tov. For more information about the Shabbos Keeper for Ovens and compatible models, take a look at: Range - Shabbos Keeper.
Refrigerators with a Sabbath Mode feature puts the refrigerator in a timed defrost mode. It also turns off the icemaker, dispenser, and control touch screens. The interior lights are not affected by opening or closing the door. For enhanced features to make your refrigerator even more Shabbos compliant, consider the Shabbos Keeper.
The Shabbos Keeper is an easy-to-install device that automatically sets your compatible French-Door, Bottom-Freezer or Side-by-Side style refrigerator to Shabbos Mode each week. It then sets it back to the weekday mode after Shabbos and Yom Tov. View Compatible Models
When using the Shabbos Keeper, the compressor, defrost cycle, interior lights, sensors,etc., are automated by the device instead of input from the refrigerator owner.
For more information about the benefits of using the Shabbos Keeper, visit: The Shabbos Keeper. You'll also find product specifications and instructions and a comparison to a standard refrigerator Sabbath Mode.
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Some dishwashers do have a Sabbath Mode feature. Models with electronic controls can have a Door Wake Up Mode with lights and sounds. It can be turned off so that the control display, control sounds, and interior lights (on some models) won't respond to the door opening or closing. This is the Sabbath Mode for these models.
Check the out model specific features in the Owner's Manual. Download a copy of the Owner's Manual.