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Can I plug my coffee pot and toaster oven into the same kitchen counter outlet?

    Yes. Though, if the two loads exceed 20amps, your breaker will sense overload, do its job, and trip off. Under this condition, you must plug one of the appliances into a different kitchen outlet on a different circuit, in order to balance the load. 

    However you rarely want to plug two appliances into a single outlet unless the outlets were designed to handle multiple plugs. As a general rule of thumb you do not want each outlet to exceed 1,500 watts so you should check what the wattage of each appliance is.


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