If you are planning to buy a new induction stove or wondering how much electricity your existing induction stove is consuming then this article is for you. In this article, we will calculate the power consumption of an induction stove and also look at how much it costs to use one.
Induction stoves are normally rated between 1200 watts to 2700 watts. A 2000 watt induction stove running for 1 hour in a day will consume around 2 kWh of electricity in a day. This adds up to around 60 kWh of electricity in a month.
This would roughly translate to a monthly electricity cost of $ 9.72 in the US, £ 21.60 in the UK, C$ 9.36 in Canada, A$ 19.2 in Australia and Rs 600 in Mumbai, India.
Read the article to know how you can calculate the power consumption of your induction stove using a simple calculator.
Induction Stove Power Consumption:
The power consumption of an induction stove (for that matter any electrical appliance) depends upon two main things,
Before we jump into calculating the power consumption of your induction stove let’s see what these terms are and how you can find out your induction stove’s wattage and the electricity tariff of your locality.
If you already know these terms and just want to use the calculator then please scroll down to use the calculator.
What Is The Wattage Of An Induction Stove:
The wattage of an induction stove varies from 1200 watts to 2700 watts.
As you can see from the above image, the induction stove on the left is rated at 2000 watts, and the one on the right is rated at 1800 watts.
You can find the wattage of your induction stove by reading the label on it or just look for your induction stove on amazon and you will find its wattage in the description section.
(If you don’t have time to do this, then don’t worry I have put together a table at the end that shows the power consumption of a range of induction stoves with different wattages.)
If you don’t know what a watt is then here is a quick explanation,
Watt is the unit of power. It means the rate at which electricity is consumed or produced by a device. For example, a 50-watt TV consumes power at a rate of 50 watts per hour, it does not mean that the TV consumed 50 units of electricity, it means it will consume power at a rate of 50 watts every hour.
So in short, the wattage of an induction stove lies between 1000 watts to 2700 watts and you can find it by looking at the label on it. With that out of the way, let’s look at what is electricity tariff.
What is your Electricity Tariff:
In simple words, electricity tariff is the amount your electricity provider charges you for one unit (kWh) of electricity. I live in Mumbai, India here the electricity tariff is Rs 12/kWh.
(What is a Kilowatt hour (kWh) – Kilowatt hours or units of electricity is the energy consumption of a device. For example, a 50-watt table fan running for 50 hours will consume 50 watts x 50 hours = 2500-watt hours = 2.5-kilowatt hours of electricity = 2.5 units of electricity. (1 kWh of electricity = 1 unit of electricity))
To find your electricity tariff, just look into your previous month’s electricity bill and find out your monthly electricity consumption, then just divide your monthly electricity consumption by your total monthly electricity bill, the figure you get is approximately your electricity tariff.
I have put together the following table that shows the electricity tariff of a few countries.
Electricity Tariff Around The World:
|Country||Electricity Tariff||Country||Electricity Tariff|
|United States||$ 0.154/kWh||India||Rs 6/kWh|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.27/kWh||Germany||€ 0.44/kWh|
|Canada||C$ 0.30/kWh||Philippines||₱ 9.70/kWh|
|Australia||A$ 0.32/kWh||South Africa||R 2.558/kWh|
You can also check out the following resources to know your electricity tariff:
How To Calculate Induction Stove Power Consumption:
With these two pieces of information in hand, you are ready to find the power consumption of your induction stove.
Let me show you an example.
I have selected an 1800 watts induction stove listed on amazon.
Let’s assume we will use this induction stove for 3 hours every day for the entire year.
Hence, we will calculate the daily, monthly, and annual power consumption of this 1800 watts induction stove.
I would like to point out one thing before we start with the calculation, most induction stoves available in the market today have different power-saving mode settings.
Meaning you can run a 1.8 kW induction stove at 200 watts, 500 watts, and 1000 watts depending on the food you cook.
There is no need to run it at full power of 1800 watts all the time. This greatly reduces power consumption.
However, for our calculation we are assuming usage at full power of 1800 watts, hence, the power consumption values will be on the higher side.
With the knowledge of your induction cooktop stove and your electricity tariff, just use this simple formula to calculate power consumption.
Power consumption of an appliance = Wattage of the appliance X operational hours
Cost to run an appliance = Power consumption of the appliance X electricity tariff
(Operational hours is basically the number of hours you are using your induction stove)
Now let’s calculate,
How Much Electricity Does An Induction Stove Consume:
In our case, wattage is 1800 watts and operational hours are 1 a day, 30 a month, and 365 a year.
Hence by using the above formula.
- Daily Power consumption of 1800 watts induction stove (3 hours) = 1800 watts X 3 hours = 5.4 kWh
- Similarly, the monthly power consumption of 1800 watts induction stove (3 hours/day @ 30 days) = 1800 watts X 3 X 30 = 162 kWh
- And the annual power consumption of 1800 watts induction stove (3 hours/day @ 365 days) = 1800 watts X 3 X 365 = 1971 kWh
Now that we know the power consumption of our induction stove let’s multiply it by our electricity tariff to calculate how much it will cost to run this 1800 watts induction stove.
For your reference, I have calculated the cost to run this 1800 watts induction stove for 3 hours every day for an entire month in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Mumbai, India.
- In the US, the avg. electricity tariff is around 16.20 cents per kWh, hence it will cost around $ 26.24 (162 kWh X 16.20 cents) to run this 1.8 kW induction stove for 3 hours every day for an entire month in the US.
- In the UK, the avg. electricity tariff is around 36 pence per kWh, hence it will cost around £ 58.32 (162 kWh X 36p/kWh) to run this 1.8 kW induction stove for 3 hours for an entire month in the UK.
- In Canada, the avg. electricity tariff is around C$ 0.156 per kWh, hence it will cost around C$ 25.27 (162 kWh X C$ 0.156/kWh) to run this 1.8 kW induction stove for 3 hours for an entire month in Canada.
- In Australia, the avg. electricity tariff is around A$ 0.32 per kWh, hence it will cost around A$ 51.84 (162 kWh X C$ 0.32/kWh) to run this 1.8 kW induction stove for 3 hours for an entire month in Australia.
- In Mumbai, India, the avg. electricity tariff is around Rs 10 per kWh, hence it will cost around Rs 1,620 (162 kWh X Rs 10/kWh) to run this 1.8 kW induction stove for 3 hours for an entire month in Mumbai.
How Much Does It Cost To Run An Induction Stove:
For your reference, I have calculated the cost to run this 1.8 kW induction stove for 3 hours daily throughout the entire year in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and Mumbai, India.
|Country (Tariff)||Daily Power Consumption of Induction Stove|
(1.8 kW @ 3 hours)
|Monthly Power Consumption of 1.8 kW Induction Stove|
(1.8 kW @ 90 hours)
|Annual Power Consumption of a 1.8 kW Induction Stove|
(1.8 kW @ 1,095 hours)
|USA (16.20 c/kWh)||5.4 kWh, $ 0.87||162 kWh, $ 26.24||1,971 kWh, $ 319.30|
|UK (36p/kWh)||5.4 kWh, £ 1.94||162 kWh, £ 58.32||1,971 kWh, £ 709.56|
|Canada (C$ 0.156/kWh)||5.4 kWh, C$ 0.84||162 kWh, C$ 25.27||1,971 kWh, C$ 307.47|
|Australia (A$ 0.32/kWh)||5.4 kWh, A$ 1.72||162 kWh, A$ 51.84||1,971 kWh, A$ 630.72|
|Mumbai, India (Rs 10/kWh)||5.4 kWh, Rs 54||162 kWh, Rs 1,620||1,971 kWh, Rs 19,710|
If your country is not on the table, then just note down the power consumption and multiply your electricity tariff to get the running cost.
The above figures show the maximum power consumption of an 1800 Watt induction stove, however, the actual power consumption will greatly depend on the type of food you cook, temp setting, and power mode setting.
Hence, the actual power consumption will be 10% – 40% lower than the above-calculated one.
Electricity Consumption of Different Wattage Induction Stoves:
For your reference, I have made the below table that shows the power consumption of a range of induction stoves having different wattages. I have assumed 1 hour of daily operation for an entire year.
|Induction Stove Wattage||Daily Power Consumption|
|Monthly Power Consumption (30 Hours)||Annual Power Consumption (365 Hours)|
|1.5 kW||1.5 kWh||45 kWh||547 kWh|
|1.8 kW||1.8 kWh||54 kWh||657 kWh|
|2 kW||2 kWh||60 kWh||730 kWh|
|2.5 kW||2.5 kWh||75 kWh||912 kWh|
Induction Stove Power Consumption Calculator:
As I said before the above-calculated values show the maximum power consumption of an induction stove, however, the actual power consumption will be 10% to 40% lower than it.
If you are not happy with the approximate results and you want to know the exact power consumption, then I would suggest you buy a cheap Kill-A-Watt Meter from amazon.
Calculate The Exact Power Consumption Of Any Induction Stove Using Kill A Watt Meter:
Kill A Watt Meter is a simple device that gives real-time data on the power consumption of any device.
You can check it on amazon using this link – Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor
To use a kill-a-watt meter to calculate the power consumption of your induction stove, first, connect your induction stove plug into the kill-a-watt meter and then plug the kill-a-watt meter in your wall socket and you are good to go.
Then start using your induction stove and you can see in real-time how many kWh (units) of electricity it is consuming.
Do induction Stove consume a lot of electricity:
To conclude this article,
Yes, an induction stove consumes a lot of electricity.
To give you some comparison a 42-inch LED TV is rated at 100 watts and it takes 10 – 12 hours of operation to consume 1 kWh of electricity, whereas, a 2000-watt induction cooktop can consume 1kWh of electricity in just 30 – 45 minutes.
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- Power consumption of an electric water heater.
- Power consumption of an electric immersion heater.
- Power consumption of a refrigerator.
- Power consumption of a dehumidifier.
- Power consumption of a washing machine.
You can check out this article to know more about the power consumption of common household appliances.
Thank you for reading.