Q. Our maid, without consulting us disconnected the cholent crock pot before she left after cleaning Friday night. On the morning when she returned, she again on her own, reconnected it again. Is it permitted to eat the cholent?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that although the cholent was already cooked and it is likely considered a maachol yovesh or dry food, and once cooked not usually subject to further bishul, that would still be a questionable reason to permit it. in this case.
However, it is still permitted. This is due to the maid reconnecting the crock pot mainly for her own sake. Either to avoid being scolded for having the cholent turning out cold, or since she may also be partaking from it as part of her meal.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a