As a general rule of thumb, any appliances with an electrical plug that can be moved should be tested. This includes:
- Microwaves and portable grills
- Coffee machines
- Vacuum cleaners
Large white goods, like fridges, freezers and washing machines, may seem like a fixed appliance, but for testing purposes, they are considered portable because they have a plug.
Some items that are fixed to surfaces but have a plug may also require PAT testing, such as heated towel rails.