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A safe place for your toaster

Toasters should always be situated in a ventilated area. Toasters are often situated under kitchen cupboard, however the build up of heat the toaster causes can get trapped and pose a potential fire risk. Dualit recommends that toasters shouldn't be kept under cupboards or shelves, or when in use, the should be placed away from the cupboard.

Of course we realise that toasters will be stored under cupboards in a large number of homes. However we do ask that the toaster is pulled forward away from the cupboard when used though. A large proportion of the heat generated will go straight up and that is not good for your cupboards or under cupboard light fittings. Also, if a fire were to occur, those flames will be in direct contact with your cupboards if the toaster were still positioned underneath.

Don't keep in a cupboard

As well as under cupboards, it is not advisable to store your toaster in an appliance garage or pantry-style cupboard, especially when in use, for the same reasons.

Away from water

Don't keep your toaster too close to any source of liquid. If an electrical appliance comes into contact with water, it could cause an electric shock when touched. Dualit recommends that a toaster - or any electrical appliance - should be sited at least 1.5 metres away from the sink where possible.

Keep the space clear

Make sure that there are no flammable materials, such as curtains or towels hanging near your toaster​ as they could easily catch alight. Placing or storing things on top of the toaster is also something to avoid.

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