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Oven power consumption and electricity cost

The power consumption of an oven is determined by its wattage rating, which is the amount of power it uses when it’s in use. 

The duration of use also affects the total amount of energy used, as the longer, an oven is used, the more energy it consumes. 

Therefore, to estimate the energy consumption of an oven, you need to know its wattage rating and how long it will be used.

How much power does an oven use

Most ovens use between 2000 and 5000 Watts of power.

The power consumption of your oven should be described in the specification manual.

oven power consumption

Alternatively, the wattage can be found online by browser search if you are considering buying a new oven. Just browse for the oven model followed by ‘wattage’ or ‘ power consumption.’

Oven wattage search

Oven electricity cost calculator

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 time.

You need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements, and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.

 

For example:

> 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 euros (or dollars or pounds) per every kWh you consume 

You will pay around 130 euros (or dollars, pounds, or…) per year in electricity costs.

How much does electricity cost

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.

how much does electricity cost

Alternatively, if you don’t have access to your contract or electricity bills, this website shows the electricity cost per country.

Home appliances and devices electricity calculators

Here are a few other examples from our ‘Electricity usage and electricity cost calculators‘ page that may be of your interest:

Oven electricity usage monitor

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 will redirect you to the Amazon page, where you can look at the specifications of the power meter we use for our measurements.

plug in power meter

Our house appliances and devices like the washing machine, the dishwasher, the TV, or the printer are plugged into 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 time.

If you want to learn how to use a plug-in power meter to measure your electricity usage and cost, watch this YouTube video.

Plug in power meter

How to lower the electricity bill of an oven

If you think that your oven 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 it will use less electricity than other ovens without this functionality.

2.- Buy a convection oven

The convection ovens have a fan that continuously circulates the hot air through the oven. This allows us to cook the food quicker and at lower temperatures. 

This oven will cook the food quicker and at lower temperatures, saving 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 in electricity 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. Don’t let clutter build up so your oven can perform efficiently. 

Electricity measurement units

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

What is a Kilowatt hour (kWh)

Electricity measurement units calculators

Or you can have a look at 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 into other units

> What are Power (P), Voltage (V), and Current (I)

Watt (W)
Watt (W) wattage calculator
Kilowatt (kW)
Kilowatt (kW) calculator
Kilowatt hour (kWh)
Kilowatt hour (kWh) calculator
Power, voltage, current
Power, voltage, current calculator

Ovens and energy conservation

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 for your energy bills. 

And it also benefits the environment because conserving electricity prevents unnecessary waste of natural resources.

At the individual level, it may not look worth trying to save a few watts here or there. 

Still, every little one counts, and if hundreds or thousands of us save a little every time, it will make an important contribution towards conserving our natural resources.

Energy conservation calculator

Reducing our oven’s electricity usage, even a very small amount, would greatly impact preserving our natural resources.

 

For example, if 9000 households save as little as 10 Watts per day (0,01 kWh) on the oven’s electricity usage, that would add to 32850 Kilowatt hours (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 euros (or dollars, pounds, or any other currency) per kWh, we would collectively save nearly 6000 euros annually.

> 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.

Look at this page for more information about the resources needed to produce electricity.
 

In any case, small energy savings do count when looking into the bigger picture.

Proven ways to save electricity at home

Suppose you are looking for ideas to save electricity at home; look at this YouTube video. We show some useful tips for reducing electricity usage at home and decreasing the electricity bill. 

How to save electricity at home
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