How much does it cost to use an Espresso machine?

We plugged our energy meter into a mains socket then plugged our espresso machine into it. We had already entered our electricity price into the meter so it could give us a direct readout of running cost. Having filled the machine with water, it was switched on to warm up, which took around ten minutes. […]

How much does it cost to use a small TV?

We plugged our energy meter into a mains socket then plugged our 10″ CRT TV into it. We had already entered our electricity price into the meter so it could give us a direct readout of running cost. The TV was left in standby when not is use as it had no front-panel mains switch, […]

How much does it cost to use a deep fat fryer?

We plugged our energy meter into a mains socket then plugged our thermostatically-controlled deep fat fryer into it. We had already entered our electricity price into the meter so it could give us a direct readout of running cost. The fryer was switched on to warm up to 190 degrees, which took around ten minutes. […]

How much does it cost to use a steam iron?

We plugged our energy meter into a mains socket then plugged our iron into it. We had already entered our electricity price into the meter so it could give us a direct readout of running cost. Having topped up the iron with water, it was switched on to warm up, which took around one minute. […]

How much does it cost to use a kettle?

We plugged our energy meter into a mains socket then plugged our kettle into it. We had already entered our electricity price into the meter so it could give us a direct readout of running cost. Having half-filled the kettle with 1.5 pints (3/4 litre) of water, it was switched on. We found that the […]

How much does it cost to use an electrical appliance?

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One of the things that is really difficult to find out is how much energy domestic appliances actually use. You can usually find out the power rating easily enough – if only by reading the label on […]