Everyone is paying more attention to the energy they use and how to cut it down, but do you know which kitchen appliances cost you the most to run?
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Uswitch has compiled a list of the most popular items in your kitchen and how much it costs you to use them.
According to USwitch, using a cooktop is likely to use the most energy and cost the most money, whether you use the gas or electric version.
The former uses 9.75 kWh which equates to an annual cost of £143.28, while the latter uses 8.58 kWh and costs £126.85 per annum. Refrigerators, freezers and kettles cost around £75 a year and the cheapest appliance is an ice cream maker which uses 0.035kWh and costs 52p a year.
How much does it cost to launch kitchen appliances from Uswitch data
Top tips for reducing energy consumption
Using most of these devices is unavoidable, which is why Uswitch also shared his top tips for reducing energy costs.
- Whenever possible, choose appliances with a high energy efficiency rating – appliances with an A rating are the most energy efficient.
- Unplug electrical appliances when not in use
- Turn off the lights when leaving the room
- Replace halogen bulbs with LED versions, which last longer and cost less in the long run.
- If possible, set a heating schedule for times when you use certain rooms or know you will be at home.
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