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Sam Potter

The toaster isn't below a shelf when in use. It just looks like it in this photo because I'd just put it in and it hadn't been used yet. Mitigating risk is a very personal thing. I'm comfortable with this level of risk but would never attempt to change the mind of someone who wasn't. However, to explain how I think about it, toasters are generally supervised, and if toast catches fire it smells bad, fast, so even if the toast eater is in another room they'd know about it. Toasters don't catch fire when they're switched off, no more than any other mains powered item anyway. I don't have young children or anyone cognitively compromised in the house.

   
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Karen Household

While I can understand the desire to neatly house the microwave and toaster in a pantry I.would caution against it. My pantry has lots of store cupboard ingredients requiring dry conditions (flour, rice , pasta etc) . Toasters and microwaves create moisture in use so I would suggest they are not compatible with food storage.

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Sam Potter

My dry goods that last longer than a week are in kilner style jars. Cereal lasts about 2 days in our house so barely has time to settle before it disappears into the belly of a midnight snacking student :-)

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