yes I agree, however by the same logic why do we need grounded receptacles?Ok I do and have understood this position. The issue I have is that for many many years it was ok to have a dedicated outlet for these types of devices. So was it ok to hurt someone then, was the NEC panel stupid and uncaring, or was it just a reasonable exception. I realize the freezer could be moved exposing the unprotected outlet. What about the furnace outlet in the garage!