Never Ever Plug These 8 Things Into A Power Strip Read More: Never Ever Plug These 8 Things Into A Power Strip

Do you have a whole bunch of random stuff plugged into a power strip at your house? Most of us have a couple of them lying around for various things. Have you ever given much thought to what you plug into them? You could be putting yourself at risk of setting your house on fire if you’re not using them properly.

Walk through your home and make sure you don’t have any of these 8 things plugged into a power strip, and while you’re at it, check out the wattage on your power strip to make sure it supports the things you do have plugged..

The odds of a fire are slim, but it’s better safe than sorry!

Gallery Credit: Chrissy

Another extension cord
Another extension cord

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Another extension cord

Don’t do it! Frankensteining all of the cords together might sound like a great idea….but it is not. Super dangerous.
Oven
Oven

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Oven

Your little extension cord probably can’t handle powering an oven. Big-time no-no.
Washing Machine
Washing Machine

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Washing Machine

Just like the oven, it requires way more voltage than a little charger cord or a lamp. Not a good idea.
Refridgerator
Refridgerator

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Refridgerator

Nope.
Computer, Internet Box, or Television
Computer, Internet Box, or Television

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Computer, Internet Box, or Television

This one might have you scratching your head. Remember, it’s okay to use the extension cord as long as it can handle the wattage. Check the cord to make sure before plugging in these items.
Microwave
Microwave

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Microwave

Just don’t.
Toaster
Toaster

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Toaster

Again, check the wattage before proceeding.
Coffee Maker
Coffee Maker

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Coffee Maker

Find an outlet in the wall for your coffee maker.

Do you have any other suggestions for things not to plug into an extension cord? Ever had a big fire because of one? I’d love to hear about it. Feel free to email me at Chrissy.Covington@townsquaremedia.com or comment below this article wherever you find it. Stay safe out there, friends!

 

 

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