New refrigerators to include built-in tech for Shabbat compliance


February 17, 2023

Director of OU Kosher Technology Rabbi Tzvi Ortner with President and CEO of GE Appliances Kevin Nolan at GE Appliances' headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.

(JNS) - A year after introducing a line of ovens that allowed for automated use during Shabbat, General Electrical Appliances is preparing to roll out refrigerators and freezers with the same built-in technology.

The line of 45 top-freezer refrigerators is to include manually operated, built-in Enhanced Shabbos Mode. Products with the feature will include the Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher symbol on the product and will be certified by both the OU and the Central Rabbinical Congress (CRC)/Hisachdus-Harabanim.

"Improving access to kosher-certified appliances is in keeping with our mandate to suppor...

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