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Sue Bowden

A few years ago we had a free fire risk inspection from our local fire brigade. In addition to supplying & fitting 2 more smoke alarms, they checked our kitchen. Their advice was to not put a kettle or a toaster directly under where there is a cupboard above as it’s a fire hazard as the heat can affect the glue/wood etc of the shelving etc. They advised to always pull the items out from under the cupboard when using them. I definitely don’t think they would ‘approve’ of appliances in cupboards.

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cassandrascott24

Indeed Sue...

   
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Ethereal Nothings
How much do people use microwave ovens? Ours is in use every day, several times, so the idea of having it in a cupboard - especially a low level one to bend down to really doesn’t work.
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