$17 'saved everything I own': Shoppers swear by this fire extinguisher with over 1,300 of positive reviews

Rudie Obias

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Every home needs to have a fire extinguisher in an easily accessible place — you know, just in case.

Whether it’s due to faulty wires, a kitchen flame that catches a curtain hem, or any of the hundreds of reasons a fire can break out, a fire extinguisher (or even two or three) are a must. The bigger your home, the more extinguishers you need to have; plus, if your property has multiple floors, you need one on each story.

Protecting yourself from fires doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. Right now, you can pick up First Alert Standard Home Fire Extinguisher (1038789) for just $17, or $16 off its list price. That’s a 49 percent discount!

It’s multi-purpose, weighs only 4.5 pounds and is designed to fight the most common household flames — including wood, paper, trash, gas and oil, electrical and plastic fires.

The extinguisher features an all-metal build with a metal valve and a simple “point and shoot” trigger. Inside, it uses a monoammonium phosphate extinguishing agent that can quickly weaken and kill house fires.

It comes with a 10-year warranty and it’s even U.S. Coast Guard-approved, so you know you’re in good hands.

First Alert Standard Home Fire Extinguisher (1038789)

First Alert Standard Home Fire Extinguisher (1038789). (Photo: Amazon)
First Alert Standard Home Fire Extinguisher (1038789). (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: $17 (was $33), amazon.com

Reviewers swear by the First Alert.

“Item arrived a lot sooner than I expected, but I am grateful it shipped so quickly,” wrote a very grateful shopper. “I used to have one, but left it with my last roommate because they didn't own a fire extinguisher. No home should be without one. I've experienced fires first hand and I suppose it's become a phobia but I would rather have peace of mind than not. A fire extinguisher is simply something every household should have, on each floor, no less. It is better to have one and not need it, than to not have one and need it. Even a small fire extinguisher can buy you enough time to escape.”

“Hopefully, we'll never have to find out how good this is, but we are immensely grateful we had two extinguishers 6 months ago when our electric water heater started a fire in our utility room,” a reviewer shared. “We had full on blazing! The second extinguisher was just starting to run out when the fire department arrived. If it wasn't for having two and my hero of a husband, we would have lost everything.”

Shop it: First Alert Standard Home Fire Extinguisher (1038789), $17 (was $33), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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