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10:32AM | 04/10/17
Hi, My refrigerator is an inconvenient place with only one outlet which is behind the refrigerator. Many times I have to move it to defrost it. I have to move the refrigerator which scratches my floor and then there is no room to move around in my small kitchen. Would it be okay to get a power strip to make things more accessible? I can put it on the floor beside the refrigeration and then I won't have to move it.


12:55PM | 04/15/17
No, it is not okay to plug refrigerators, microwave ovens, space heaters, or any other high amperage appliance into a power strip.


09:31AM | 04/16/17
Member Since: 07/22/04
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They have appliance extension cords that you can purchase as opposed to an outlet strip.


04:39PM | 10/02/18
I don't totally agree. I have had my 800 watt panasonic microwave plugged into a power bar for 2.5 years without any issue. It is the only item on it.


11:43PM | 10/08/18
from what i have gathered, plugging it into a power strip is only a problem if you plug other things into the power strip as well, possibly overloading it. if you're jsut using it as an extension cord, i think it's fine, but "safer" would be an appliance extension cord.

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