my sister and i where having a lengthy discussion the other night about saving energy throughout the house and i asked whether it was true if appliances that are turned off (not on standby) consume power while plugged in and switched on. no one knew if this was true and we couldn't find the answer while googling. is this is true? im also very interested to know if anyone unplugs their appliances when not it use? i.e. TVs, microwaves, kettles, washing machine, dryer and computers (while asleep or shutdown) etc. obviously you shouldnt unplug you fridge so rule that one out.