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Electricity usage of a Toaster

A toaster is found in most kitchens and is a popular home appliance for toasting bread or heating up certain pre-baked toaster pastries. The bread toaster uses from 800 to 1500 watts of energy when in use, an average toaster will use around 1200 watts.

Click calculate to find the energy consumption of a bread toaster using 1200 Watts for 0.20 hours a day @ $0.10 per kWh. This equals to toasting 6 slices of bread for 12 minutes in total each day.

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The bread toaster is the quickest and most effective device to toast bread, not much energy can be saved with a bread toaster. Most bread toasters are mechanical and use almost no standby or idle power. Avoid toasting bread in the oven or stove as they are less efficient and will use considerably more energy.