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The comma-between-adjectives rule of thumb also applies for multiple adjectives.

Example 3: I made cheesy, greasy chicken enchiladas. (good)
I made greasy, cheesy chicken enchiladas (good)
I made cheesy and greasy chicken enchiladas (good)
Put the comma between "cheesy" and "greasy," since they're interchangeable
I made cheesy, chicken, greasy enchiladas (makes no sense)
I made cheesy, greasy, and chicken enchiladas (makes no sense)
Don't put a comma between "greasy" and "chicken," since they're not interchangeable.

And here's one of those situations that isn't quite clear after the tests.

Iffy Example:
The shiny modern toaster (good)
The modern shiny toaster (a little awkward)
The shiny and modern toaster (okay, but with a slightly different meaning than the original)
The comma depends on your emphasis.

If you're treating "modern toaster" as a unit, and trying to say that this modern toaster also happens to by shiny, don't put the comma. If you think "shiny" and "modern" modify "toaster" equally, then put the comma. Either way, don't worry about it too much in these iffy situations.

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