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Old 04-16-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Is it ok to plug a non-faulty Toaster into a 2 prong outlet?


I have heard it is unsafe to plug faulty toasters into a 2 prong outlet as there is no earthing, however by design, the toaster's heating elements are kept insulated from the actual metal frame is this not so?, hence technically if there is nothing wrong with the toaster, this should be ok, correct?

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Does the toaster have a 2-prong plug on it?

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It is really unsafe to plug in anything with a known fault.

If the toaster has 2 prongs, go for it.
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All the new toasters have 2-prong plugs.
But make sure that your toaster is not one of the many recalled:
http://www.cpsc.gov/
Then Click on: "Contact Us"' to inquire about your specific model number,

The CPSC does not have any 3-prong recommendation for future toasters, but they do have a Home Electrical Safety Checklist that covers the kitchen:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/513.pdf
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The only places that I have seen toasters and clothing irons with three prong plugs, is in a commercial setting and in the Navy. If the device is faulty, it needs to be disabled by cutting the power cord off, and either tossed in the trash, or taken to a recycling center.
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