Many household appliances in the Soviet Union were "side". This means that they were produced at defense enterprises, which in peacetime were engaged in the production of industrial goods for civilian use. And although the technique was very reliable, even the Soviet Quality Mark was not a guarantee against unpleasant surprises.
The Soviet TV was really unsafe. And it was not at all about communist propaganda. The fact is that until 1989, televisions with cathode ray tubes (kinescopes) were produced in the country. They gave out albeit very weak, but still X-rays.
Soviet televisions (and not only Soviet ones) of those times had one more vice. They were often "whirled", which in itself is dangerous for a person. At the moment of closure, the TV could catch fire or even explode spectacularly. Many televisions of the 20th century were extremely poorly tolerated by any changes in the electrical network.
In Soviet refrigerators, which are found in many families today, R-22 freon was used. According to doctors, if this colorless gas is properly heated, then phosgene is formed, which can provoke pulmonary edema, which in turn leads to death. True, for this, freon must be heated over an open fire at a temperature of at least 250 degrees. So, in the event of a fire in an apartment, the refrigerator became another source of mortal danger.
The "stunning" legacy of Nazi Germany. The Reich has not existed for over 70 years, and it still continues to kill! Yes, yes, the first microwave oven was made there even before the war and was presented as a real everyday miracle that would save a lot of the hostess's time. Ironically, the microwave patent belongs today to the Americans, who created the first oven in 1947. For the sake of fairness, it should be said that they tried to create their own "emitter" in the USSR as well. A note about this appeared in the Trud newspaper 9 days before the start of the Great Patriotic War.
For a long time in the USSR there was a ban on the production of microwave ovens. In the 80s, the first microwave ovens "Elektronika" and "Dobryanka", which were produced at defense enterprises, went into series. True, they never found widespread use due to the high price. Perhaps for the best, because these stoves create unsafe radiation and destroy all vitamins in food.
4. Primus, kerosene stove, kerosene gas
Fire is not a toy for children, but as demonstrated by the Soviet New Year film "Gentlemen of Fortune" - and for adults too. What could be more dangerous in everyday life than a kerosene stove? And the point is not at all in the presence of open fire, but in the fact that, if used improperly, it could explode.
Continuing the topic 10 kitchen utensils that will make cooking much easier and faster every hostess.