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Induction Stove Power Consumption & Wattage

Submitted by chenlu225 on Sun, 03/24/2024 - 22:37

People switch to induction stoves due to two main reasons - faster cooking and higher energy efficiency. Induction cooktops are 80% efficient, which is 20-30% higher than gas or electric stoves.

However, what is the power consumption of an induction stove? What is the wattage of an induction stove?

Choosing the right cooktop or optimizing the settings on your existing cooktop requires knowing the wattage and electricity usage as well as energy efficiency.

In this article, I will discuss how to calculate induction cooking power consumption and electricity bill in depth.

How Much Electricity Does an Induction Cooktop Use?

The amount of electricity consumed by an induction cooktop depends on various factors such as the power rating of the cooktop, the duration of use, and the specific cooking settings used.

Induction cooktops typically have power ratings ranging from around 1,200 watts to 3,700 watts per cooking zone. When in use, they draw electricity to generate magnetic fields that induce heat in the cookware, leading to efficient cooking.

To estimate the electricity consumption, you can use the formula:

Electricity Consumption (kWh) = Power Rating (kW) × Time Used (hours)

For example, if you have a 2,000-watt (2 kW) induction cooktop and you use it for 1 hour, the electricity consumption would be 2 kW × 1 hour = 2 kWh.

When compared to gas stoves, induction stoves cook food in less time because they are highly efficient. You must understand some basic terms before you can understand how it changes energy consumption. For example, a cooktop with a lower wattage will consume less power but will take longer, while an induction stove with a higher wattage will consume more power for a shorter time.

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