My iron, toaster, and blender all died this week, and all within a month or so past the warranty, of course. My toaster and iron died on the same day. And I bought them on the same day (no joke). Some evil electrician must have programmed in their death date just to spite me. "One year and one month after first use, self destruct." This will now be my third iron, and third toaster, and we've lived here almost three years. I see a pattern developing.