Can a coffee pot be plugged into a power strip? Power strips (also called relocatable power taps or RPTs) are not to be used to power appliances such as coffee pots, microwave ovens, toasters or refrigerators. Power strips also cannot be used with extension cords (constitutes a daisy chain extension cord).
As bob posted ( we live in a FREE country we can plug what ever we want into them…lol )
Discussion: Relocatable power taps (RPT) (also know as strip plugs, power strips, etc) and are for use with computers and their associated hardware components, low power usage components. Using an RPT with appliances or other high power loads is a violation of the OSHA requirement for proper usage ( OSHA IS NOT MY REASON FOR POSTING THIS…IGNORE OSHA…LOL ). NFPA 70 Article 110-3B also requires instructions to be followed. RPTs are not designed to handle high current loads. Small coffee pots (at 5-7 amps) are considered high current loads. UL pointed out that several 2 amp loads on the power strip would also represent hazard. The wire used in the strip to connect the outlets to the input is undersized for such usage, which may result in the wire overheating leading to insulation failure, arcing, and possible fire.
Reprint courtesy of :ES & H Safety Board