How Much Electricity Does a Rice Cooker Use?

If you own a rice cooker, you might wonder how much electricity it uses.

A rice cooker uses between 300 and 1100 watts per hour, with the average cooker using 700 watts, or 0.7 kilowatts per hour. The cost to operate a rice cooker is about 12.39 cents per hour, based on the average electricity rate of 17.7 cents per kilowatt hour.

Electricity prices can vary from state to state, so check your local rates to get an accurate estimate of your own costs. Of course, these costs will also vary depending on the specific model and brand of rice cooker you have.

However, this should give you a general idea of how much it costs to operate a rice cooker on an hourly basis.

How many watts per hour does a rice cooker use?

This is a difficult question to answer precisely because there are so many variables involved, including the specific model of your rice cooker, the size of the pot, the amount of water used, and the cooking time. However, we can make some general estimates based on available information.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, most rice cookers use between 300 and 1100 watts per hour.

Of course, this is just an estimate; your actual costs will depend on your specific circumstances. If you want to save money on your electric bill, you may want to consider investing in a more energy-efficient model of a rice cooker.

The average electricity rate in the U.S. varies greatly

The average electricity rate per kilowatt hour in the United States as of November 2022 varies greatly. For instance, in Nevada, one kWh would cost 8.3 cents, while in Hawaii it would cost about 42.8 cents. Operating a 700-Watt rice cooker in Nevada would cost you 5.81 cents. In contrast, running the same rice cooker in Hawaii would cost you about 30 cents.

That’s why it’s always best to check your local rates before making any decision.

Approximate monthly costs

Assuming you cook rice every day, and you have an average rice cooker with 700 Watts. It would take the rice cooker about 30 minutes per day, or approximately 15 hours per month.

Overall, you’d need 10.5 kWh of electricity for the whole month. With an average electricity rate of 17.7 cents per kWh, this would cost you about $1.86 per month.

Author: Scott Sanders


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