You should avoid using adaptors for items like kettles and toasters
Answered by Farrah, Electrical Safety Expert
You should avoid using adaptors for items like kettles and toasters. They generate a considerable amount of heat which could lead to an electrical fire. So, these products should be plugged directly into the socket.
If you are using adaptors in the home, we recommend that you use a four-bar adaptor rather than a tower.
You can find out more about the risks of overloading sockets and calculate the number of appliances that can be plugged in to an individual socket via an adaptor by using our socket calculator.