9 Things You Should Never Plug Into A Power Strip

9 Things You Should Never Plug Into A Power Strip

There are some items that we use around the home on a daily basis and we don’t really give it much thought. These can also be items that need to be considered carefully, because they are nothing short of a death trap.

You should avoid plugging any of the following into a power strip at any time.

1. The oven: Even though the oven is not used continually, it is a power-hungry appliance that should not be plugged into a power strip. In fact, it should be plugged into its own wall outlet on its own circuit.

2. Refrigerator: Again, the refrigerator is a very power-hungry appliance and even if you have an energy-efficient refrigerator, it is still going to pull too much energy to be plugged into a power strip.

It is best if you plug the refrigerator into its own outlet that is on its own circuit breaker.

3. Washing Machine: Did you realize that the washing machine pulls a lot of power? It is also something that should not share a receptacle with any other appliance.

A washing machine should always be plugged directly into the receptacle and if at all possible, it should be on its own circuit.

4. Heating: There are many times when you may want to have some form of auxiliary heating. It has its own risks, but it can be used safely if you plug it into its own receptacle. Be cautious that you don’t overload the circuit and never plug it into a power strip.

5. Microwave: Even though the microwave is not used frequently, it consumes a lot of energy. Most microwave ovens are plugged into their own receptacle and that is always a good practice.

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