- How much electricity does a kettle use? -

Is it worth to have a look to the electricity consumption of a kettle? To an extend yes, mostly if you are planning to purchase a new one.

The electricity consumption of an electric kettle it is quite modest. Still, if you have an old kettle and you are considering to buy a new one, it may worth to check the electricity consumption of both the old kettle and any kettle that you are interested on.

Kettle electricity usage

Electricity usage and cost calculator

The calculator below can be used to calculate the electricity cost of a kettle based on the daily usage.


As you can see, running a 3000 Watts for half an hour a day it is going to cost us a around than 32 cents per day. 

If instead we have a 2000 Watts kettle, it would cots us around 21 cents per day to use the kettle for half an hour a day.

With this we want to make you aware that saving electricity and money is good but if you are thinking on buying an efficient kettle, be aware of the prize. You don’t want to pay much more for a fancy kettle for just saving 3 euro a year in electricity.

In any case, if you want to know the exact electricity usage of a kettle, your best option is to use a plug in power meter to measure the electricity consumption. 

For more details, have a look to this post that we have created to show you how to use a plug in power meter to measure your appliances and devices power consumption.

Plug in power meter electricity consumption

Additional information

Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would learn more about them, have a look to this video that we have prepared for you.

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If you are looking for saving electricity at home, have a look to this video where we provide some useful tips to reduce the electricity consumption and decrease the electricity bill.

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