Most household appliances operate with a step-down transformer if I'm correct where they decrease the voltage. Consequently, the current will be relatively high in the secondary winding, but this is true for an unloaded, shorted transformer. But would the currents also be high in the appliance's circuitry as well? Having a huge difference between the number of windings in the primary and the secondary would mean a high current in the load or not?
Background: Welders work on the principle of step-down transforming because it will result in a current high enough to melt metal (the metal being part of the circuit). Household appliances also use step-down transformers but of course they don't melt during operation.