I have an electrical outlet in the kitchen which tests as 110-115 volts _ the tester probes are thicker than most appliance cord prongs; and when I plug in an appliance cord, it "appears" that there is no power _ i.e. the appliance doesn't work. However, if I plug the appliance into the stove outlet (which tests to the same voltage), it works fine! When I do so, the stove outlet feels like there is contact on the prongs; but when plugging into the wall outlet, it doesn't feel as if there is contact. I've tried bending the appliance cord prongs this way and that to see if I can get contact with no success.