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ELECTRIC JUG SAFETY.
This is what can happen when you drop or perhaps tip over some types of cordless electric jugs.
A child was scalded recently in our street (in a bath) and in the discussions that followed an accident with a jug was mentioned. Looking at our jug I could see that it had a possible safety problem like the old crockery jugs from 25 years back. The main problem was that the lid had no totally secure locking system just some small bumps that may not engage as strongly as the jug ages.
As I do not need to often open the jug I decided to screw the lid on.
With a stainless steel screw each side the lid is securely held shut.
brand of jug. Note the small rounded bumps that keep the lid
My wife complained, that when she lifted the jug, the base came up with it and almost pulled it out of her hand as she moved the jug to the cup.
The base had almost no weight so there was little to cause it to detach and if it did stick and you were not looking you could not feel any problem until it was tugged by the cord. Adding some rolled up lead sheet was an improvement with the side benefit that the base tended to stay where it was put on the bench.
are available with securely latched tops with some sort of
button or lever to operate the lid and they appear to be much safer.
The top jug above could be filled with the lid shut but some with filters need to be opened to fill them so screwing down the lid is not an option.
The plastic of the jug above started to disintegrate with age where the steam exited above the spout and was replaced by a jug that had every convience and safety feature that I could think of.Features of our new BRAUN® jug
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