Toaster fire - chuck it?

(5 Posts)
WinifredBanks Sun 17-Aug-14 22:11:58

We had fairly meaningful flames coming out of our toaster in the week, due to me trying to toast a too-big roll- will the electrics now be unsafe? DH used it successfully today, but I am nervous...

ancientbuchanan Sun 17-Aug-14 23:09:46

Chuck it. Thermostat may now be dodgy. Not worth the risk for the cost of new.

I had one that melted down. V scary.

wowfudge Sun 17-Aug-14 23:44:11

You'd really throw a toaster away after some bread in it caught? Wow. If it wasn't safe, surely it just wouldn't work, but even then that could be down to a fuse doing its job. If your DH used it, OP, and it worked fine, I would stick with it. Make sure you empty the crumb tray regularly.

Icelollycraving Mon 18-Aug-14 08:07:17

Just empty the crumb tray,use a brush to make sure that there is no bread stuck to the wires. Don't leave plugged in all the time.
If it wasn't an investment & you're very nervous,get rid but I wouldn't personally.

WinifredBanks Tue 19-Aug-14 10:36:36

Thanks all; have decided that we'll chuck it smile

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