Will leaving the coffee maker on burn the house down?

Will leaving the coffee maker on burn the house down?

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  1. Yes, when I was little a family friend gifted my father a Black and Decker automatic shut off coffee maker. It was when they were first coming out. My parents decided we would go on holiday to visit some of their friends up in Seattle. So we packed up and left, my father had made some coffee for the road. My paternal grandfather would stay extended periods of time with us and had asked since we are gone if he could sleep in the house instead of the airstream, to which my parents agreed. This was also before the day that there were mobile phones. We lived at the top of a country road and before getting to our house we would pass our maternal grandparents house. After being gone for a long weekend we were almost home and at the end of their driveway was a makeshift campsite and my grandfather, and mother’s best friend who gifted the coffee pot was sitting outside.
    We stopped and I remember them coming over to the car asking that we come over to their house. They didn’t tell us exactly then what happened I think they were trying to protect us children. Then my parents went up to our house while we got ready for bed. I don’t remember exactly when they told us maybe the next day. I was never popular in school and actually bullied. It was weird coming to school and all these people were being so nice to me, asking me if we needed stuff, or how we were doing. I don’t think the reality of what had happened had sunk in because we hadn’t seen the house. But when these people would come up to me it hurt/made me mad and upset hat it takes my house to burn down that they want to be kind to me…. Looking back with 20/20 I should have not told them to go away they thought I was hurt about the fire but I wasn’t, I was hurt that I wanted real friends there for me at all times. It was a valuable lesson to learn at the tender and impressionable young age of about seven or eight, to be thankful for whatever I have whenever it comes my way even if it’s not how I want it.
    My mom was just about to graduate dental hygiene class and she had worked hard to finish her paper before we went on holiday so she could forget about school and relax. This was before we had a computer with dot matrix printer so my mom had hand written this really long paper, and saved up a a lot of money to buy her first set of dental tools. Fortunately her teacher gave her an extension so she could redo her paper.
    We lost literally everything in the house. Fortunately that night my grandfather had slept out in his trailer. He walked with a limp from a stroke and is very slow he woke up thinking it was morning time and was shocked when he saw all the flames. He walked to the neighbours and they called 911. My father very shortly before the fire had happened took a small army looking tackle box that was full of the very few baby pictures we have of us, as well as our Livonia gold embossed shoes out to the airstream. So we were thankful for this.
    I know it was a big inconvenience to have this fire but it did turn out a blessing. With the insurance money we were able to go from a single wide three bedroom mobile home to a four bedroom, now we all had our own rooms, much bigger and a very nice one and it was fully paid for. The property got paid off as well. We had a massive fir tree and that tree alone had its own fire truck dumping water on it so as to not catch fire.

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  2. Most coffee makers, in fact most heating appliances, come with thermal overload protection and even an automatic shutoff to save the environment. If your coffee maker was made in the last 30 years it more than likely has at least thermal overload protection to prevent the unit from destroying itself.
    Further to that, the temperature of the hotplate is still far less than the 451 degrees Fahrenheit required to set a piece of paper on fire (remember, it just needs to keep the coffee warm and well below boiling).
    Just remember to be responsible with your appliances and you’ll have nothing to worry about.

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  3. Actually, most of the coffee machines have the auto power off function and heating level control. If you are using a certified coffee machine probabbly you cant burn the house, but burn your wallet due to electricity consume 😉

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  4. If there were an electrical malfunction the emitted a spark, that spark might cause a fire and burn down the house. Turn off the coffee maker.

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  5. Yes! This is a grave mistake that causes over half of the fires that burn houses down. The other half is due to more miscellaneous reasons such as frayed cables causing a spark or boiling potatoes unattended.

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  6. If you’re tech savvy, you can probably look up the make and model number to determine if it has an auto turn off.
    Most coffee makers have an auto turn off if you don’t turn it off manually. The last two I’ve had would shut off about 25 minutes of non-use.

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