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Toaster power consumption and electricity cost

Toasters are devices that are handy to have but are only used a few minutes a day.

Still, it is good to know the electricity usage and the electricity cost to make sure that there are not surprises once we receive the electricity bill.

How much power and electricity does a toaster use

The wattage or power consumption of a toaster can be can be found on the toaster’s specifications label.

toaster power consumption

Alternatively, if you are considering to buy a new toaster, that wattage can be found on the internet by browser search. Just browse for the toaster model followed by ‘wattage’ or ‘ power consumption’.

Toaster power consumption

For example, according to the energy label from our toaster, it does use 800 Watts (W) or 0,8 Kilowatts hour (kWh).

Because we pay to our electricity provider 0,217 euro per every Kilowatt hour (kWh) we consume, we can calculate that it does cost us 0,173 euro per every hour we do use our toaster.

0,8 kWh x 0,217 euro per kWh = 0,173 euro per hour

How to calculate power from voltage and current

If you only know the voltage and current of your toaster, you can calculate the power consumption, in Watts, using the calculator below.


For more information about Power, Voltage and Current, scroll down to the ‘Electricity Measurement Units’ section.

Toaster electricity cost calculator

Once you know the power consumption of the toaster, the calculator below can be used to estimate the power consumption and the electricity cost of a toaster 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.


For example:

> If your toaster has a power rating of 1500 Watts

> You use it 30 minutes per day and 320 days per year 

> You are paying 0,217 euro (or dollars or pounds) per every kWh you consume 

You will be paying around 52 euro (or dollars, or 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 don’t have access to your contract or your electricity bills, this website does show the electricity cost per country.

Home appliances and devices electricity calculators

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

Toaster electricity usage monitor

If you want to know the exact electricity usage of a toaster, 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.

plug in power meter

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.

Have a look to this YouTube video for more information.

Plug in power meter

How to lower the electricity bill of a toaster

If you think that your toaster it is increasing your electricity bill, here there are two simple ways to save some electricity and money:

1.- Buy the right toaster for you

If you have a toaster with two or four slots but you mostly only use one most of the times, you are wasting electricity and money every time that you are using the toaster.

It may be time to sell your toaster and buy one that suits better your daily usage.

2.- Buy an energy efficient model

If you have an old toaster, it may be worth to start considering to buy a newer and more efficient model. 

But be careful, do not spend too much money on a mega efficient toaster because it may be not worth. In case of doubt, have a look to this post where we explain how to calculate the payback period.

Toaster electricity usage FAQ

How much energy does a toaster use

A toaster uses between 500 and 1500 Watts per hour.

Does a toaster use electricity when turned off

No, a toaster does not use electricity when turned off.

How much watts does a toaster use per hour

A toaster uses between 500 and 1500 Watts per hour.

How much electricity does a toaster oven use

Depending on the model, between 600 and 1700 Watts per hour.

How much energy does a toaster oven use

Depending on the model, between 600 and 1700 Watts per hour.

Does a toaster oven use more electricity than a toaster

Depends on the model but in general yes.

Electricity measurement units

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 YouTube video that we have prepared about this topic.

What is a Kilowatt hour (kWh)

Electricity measurement units calculators

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)

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

Toasters 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 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.

Energy conservation calculator

If we could reduce our toasters 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 our toasters 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.

Have a look to this page for more information about the amount of resources needed to produce electricity.

In any case it is clear that small energy savings do really count when looking into the bigger picture.

Proven ways to save electricity at home

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. 

How to save electricity at home
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