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We're sitting at my grandparents kitchen table, the elecric toaster plugged in, but not in use (and had not been in use yet that day), when all of a sudden, gray smoke starts drifting out and the curtains above the toaster burst into flames. I hate to think what would have happened if we hadn't been sitting right there to act promptly.

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Q: Is it all right to leave a toaster plugged in all the time?
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