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"If you have built castles in the air, your work will not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." --Henry David Thoreau
do auto shut off really work my son is an electrican he says unplug appliances that are not essenticals and he does not trust power strips
An appliance like an iron, toaster, coffee pot, etc that produce heat should not be plugged in anywhere but the wall. NOT into extension chords, NOT into power strips, but directly into the outlet. Please be careful, you have so much to lose. I suggest you put your ironing board some place where you cannot leave it up long term. So much safer. Glad you are OK and that there was not major damage.
"Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu
Thanks so much for the warning!
If a woman's work is never done....why start?
I like surge protectors and power strips with shut offs.
Thanks for the warning!
I save all cords from appliciances that have died and have saved iron cords from my friends whose irons have died but not from bad cords and reuse them to give new life to an otherwise broken appliance
Years ago I had a toaster that I kept plugged in all the time. Was walking past it and smelled hot wood. It was the toaster and was burning the wood inside the wall. An electrician said that there was nothing wrong with the wiring in the wall, that it was the plug on the toaster. Learned my lesson. We could have lost our home.