It's essential to ensure that any appliances you purchase are approved by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or another reputable consumer laboratory.

Unplug unused appliances and stow cords safely out of reach of pets, young children or hazardous situations.

Electric Stove RepairAppliances that generate heat, such as clocks, televisions and computer monitors, should be given several inches of clearance all around for good air circulation and cooling. Do not drape clothes, toys or other items over warm appliances.

Always follow appliance instructions carefully, and do not attempt amateur repairs or upgrades.

Keep all electrical appliances away from water such as sinks, bathtubs, pools or overhead vents that may drip.

Do not operate any electrical appliance with wet hands or while standing in water.

Keep clothes, curtains, toys and other potentially combustible materials at away from radiators, space heaters, heating vents and other heat sources.