My 110V toaster oven has a 2-prong cable. Also, the oven's chassis has a screw with a connected green/yellow earth wire, which I want to ground.

My wall socket is a modern 3-prong with earth and all.

Is there a special adapter that can convert the 2-prong plug + earth wire into a 3-prong plug? Is that the right way to go?

Thank you!Back side of toaster oven

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    Pictures would help. But, you could replace the entire wire with a newer wire similar to a power tool cord replacement.
    – Jeff Cates
    Commented Jun 20, 2019 at 2:15
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    Can you get a new cord and strain-relief for the toaster oven? Commented Jun 20, 2019 at 2:29
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    Without actually seeing the problem it is impossible to say what the best solution is, although the above 2 comments seem to be your best bet. However, if you are not confident doing this sort of modification it is best left to someone who is,or you may end up as the toast! Commented Jun 20, 2019 at 10:37
  • Thank you all for your replies. I've added a photo of the back side of the toaster oven.
    – Sleepster
    Commented Jun 21, 2019 at 15:05
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    Is this thing even UL listed, or did you acquire it off Amazon Marketplace (Sold by xxxxxx and fulfilled by Amazon), or eBay, AliExpress etc. ? Coz the yellow/green ground wire is a real bad sign, it is a redflag for that... Commented Jul 21, 2019 at 20:58

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You could install a replacement three-prong plug and wrap the cable and extra wire with loom to keep them bundled. It's probably not strictly legal, but it's generally safe.

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  • I am curious if really need to do that, given that my apartment is equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter?
    – Sleepster
    Commented Jun 23, 2019 at 5:53
  • Probably not, but that isn't what you asked.
    – isherwood
    Commented Jun 23, 2019 at 14:13
  • So a GFCI is a replacement to grounding?
    – Sleepster
    Commented Jun 24, 2019 at 15:51
  • Lots of info to be found on that. 1, 2, 3
    – isherwood
    Commented Jun 24, 2019 at 17:41
  • use braided cable sleeve ... automotive supply store may stock it in different colors ... duckduckgo.com/…
    – jsotola
    Commented Nov 8, 2021 at 0:33

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