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How Much Electricity Does an Air Fryer Use?


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How Much Electricity Does an Air Fryer Use?


Are you obsessed with your air fryer? It's probably one of the most convenient kitchen appliances around! You can cook delicious, crispy foods in no time at all. But like any appliance, you may be wondering how much electricity it's using. In this blog post, we'll break down the amount of watts an average air fryer uses, and compare it to other common items around your house. Plus, we'll give you an idea of how much it'll cost you in electricity to cook different items. Let's get started!


Doing the Math

First off, let's take a look at how many watts an average air fryer uses. A typical air fryer uses anywhere from 800-1500 watts, depending on the size and model. To put that in perspective, a hair dryer uses around 1500 watts, a microwave uses around 1000 watts, and a toaster oven uses around 1200 watts. So, while an air fryer isn't the most energy-efficient appliance around, it's also not the most power-hungry.


Now, let's talk about how much it'll cost you to use your air fryer. If you live in a state with average electricity costs, your electricity costs 14 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), and your air fryer uses 1000 watts (or 1 kW) for an hour, it'll cost you 14 cents to use it for that hour. Keep in mind that cooking times will vary depending on the item you're cooking, but here are some estimates:


Cooking a batch of frozen french fries in an air fryer for 20 minutes could cost around 5 cents.

Cooking a 1 lb. chicken in an air fryer for 30 minutes could cost around 10 cents.

Cooking a frozen pizza in an air fryer for 12 minutes could cost around 3 cents.


Of course, these are just estimates, and your actual costs may vary based on your electricity rates and usage habits.


Compared to Other Items around the Home

Now, let's compare the energy consumption of an air fryer to some other common household items. If we were to use a conventional oven to do our cooking, that same hour of cooking would use between 2,500-3,500 watts per hour. A refrigerator uses around 1,000-2,000 watts per day, depending on the model. A dishwasher uses around 1,200-2,400 watts per cycle, and a clothes washer uses around 500-1,000 watts per load. So, while an air fryer may not be as energy-efficient as a refrigerator, it's certainly not the biggest energy hog in your home.


So, there you have it! An air fryer uses anywhere from 800-1,500 watts, depending on the model. While it may not be the most energy-efficient kitchen appliance around, it's also not the most power-hungry. And if you're wondering how much it'll cost you in electricity to use your air fryer, you can estimate around 14 cents per hour for every 1,000 watts of usage. Overall, an air fryer is a convenient and relatively energy-efficient way to cook all your favorite crispy foods!


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