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You might think most home
fires are due to someone
leaving the oven or a coffee
pot on for too long.
However, an alarming number
appliance fires are caused by
the units themselves.
Always check the heating coils for items that may have fallen from the racks, if the rinse-aid dispenser needs constant refilling, call for a repair.
Don't toast anything that doesn't easily fit in the slot
Don't store anything in the microwave
Stay in the kitchen when using the burners and keep flammable items away from
Probably not. The good news is that these incidents are rare, given the millions of appliances sold. Register new appliances in order to be notified of service problems, and check for recalls at www.recalls.gov
SOURCES: Shop Smart Magazine;
The National Fire Incident Reporting System