I usually use the continuity test, remove power, place the leads on the fuse, beep! it's good, no beep it dead.

Of course there are always exception in the case of a short circuit that is bypassing a blown fuse- but it's uncommon.

Glad to hear this was protected by a fuse!

Now you aren't done, look over your machine to see if you can find out WHY it blew the fuse in the first place, bare wires, dodgy power supply connections, ect.