The electricity usage of an oven depends on how much power does it use.
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Most ovens use between 2000 and 5000 Watts of power.
The power consumption of your oven should be described on the specification’s manual.
Alternatively, if you are considering to buy a new oven, the wattage can be found on the internet by browser search. Just browse for the oven model followed by ‘wattage’ or ‘ power consumption’.
Once you know the power consumption, the calculator below can be used to estimate the power consumption and the electricity cost of an oven over a period of time.
You just need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.
> If your oven has a power rating of 3000 Watts (3 kWh)
> If you use it 2 hours per day for 100 days per year
> If you are paying 0,217 euro (or dollars or pounds) per every kWh you consume
You will be paying around 130 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or…) per year in electricity costs.
If you don’t know how much you are paying per kWh, you should be able to find the cost per kWh on your electricity contract or in one of the electricity bills.
Alternatively, if don’t have access to your contract or your electricity bills, this website does show the electricity cost per country.
A few other examples from our ‘Electricity usage and electricity cost calculators‘ page that may be of your interest:
If you want to know the exact electricity usage of an oven, your best option is to use a plug in power meter to measure the exact power consumption and electricity cost.
Clicking on the image below it will redirect you to the Amazon page where you can have a look to the specifications of the power meter we use for our measurements.
All of our house appliances and devices like the washing machine, the dishwasher, the TV or the printer are plugged to a wall socket.
So, with a power consumption meter we can determine how much electricity our appliances or devices are using and, more importantly, we can measure the electricity usage over a period of time.
If you want to find out how you can use a plug in power meter to measure your electricity usage and electricity cost, have a look to this YouTube video.
If you think that your oven it is using too much electricity, here there are four simple ways to reduce the power consumption of an oven:
1.- Buy a self cleaning oven
The self cleaning ovens have better insulation which makes them more efficient.
This means that it will use less electricity than other ovens without this functionality.
2.- Buy a convection oven
The convection ovens have a fan that continuosly circulate the hot air thorugh the oven. This allows to cook the food quicker and a lower temperatures.
This kind of oven will cook the food quicker and at lower temperatures which can save up to 20% on electricity.
3.- Inspect the gaskets
Over time, the gaskets may deteriorate allowing the heat to escape. This will lead to longer cooking periods and an increase on the eletricity usage.
4.- Give your oven space
The ovens need airflow. Most probably when your oven was installed enough space was left empty below or behind your oven to allow the necessary airflow. Make sure that don’t let clutter build up so your oven can perform efficiently.
Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would like to learn more about them, have a look to this YouTube video that we have prepared about this topic.
Or you can have a look to this electricity measurement units calculators to get a better understanding of:
> What is a Watt (W) and how to transform Watts into Kilowatts
> What is a Kilowatt (kW) and how to transform Kilowatts into Kilowatts hour
> What is a Kilowatt hour (kWh) and how to transform Kilowatts hours to other units
> What are Power (P), Voltage (V) and Current (I)
Energy conservation can be defined as the decision and the act of using less energy
Energy conservation both benefit you and the environment
The act of saving and conserving electricity does benefit you because you will be paying less on your energy bills.
And it also does benefit the environment because conserving electricity prevents any unnecessary waste of natural resources.
Now, at individual level it may not look worth to try to save a few watts here or there.
Still, every little counts and if hundreds or thousands of us do save a little every time, it will make an important contribution towards conserving our natural resources.
If we could reduce our ovens electricity usage, even a very small amount, it would make a big impact on preserving our natural resources.
For example, if 9000 households would manage to save as little as 10 Watts per day (0,01 kWh) on the ovens electricity usage, that would add to 32850 Kilowatt hour (kWh) saved per year.
9000 households x 0,01 kWh per day x 365 days per year
32,850 kWh saved per year
That is a considerable amount of electricity, but let’s add additional perspectives for clarity:
> Assuming an average cost of 0,18 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or any other currency) per kWh, we would collectively be saving nearly 6000 euro per year.
> To produce 32,850 kWh of electricity it is necessary to use around 17 metric tons of coal or 56 barrels of residual fuel oil.
In any case it is clear that small energy savings do really count when looking into the bigger picture.
If you are looking for ideas to save electricity at home, have a look to this YouTube video were we show some useful tips to reduce the electricity usage at home and decrease the electricity bill.
Buying an energy effcient appliance or device is going to save electricity, water and decrease your energy and water bills, but at what prize?
Find out if you have paid a reasonable prize for that efficient device or appliance.
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