how many watts oven and stove

We use ovens and stoves to cook all the time, and these days, electric ovens are only gaining in popularity. While not quite as power-hungry as whole-home appliances like air conditioners, it's important to know how much electricity your oven and stove use when you're looking at your whole home's energy usage, especially because they are relatively high-wattage devices.

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Key takeaways

  • On average, electric stoves use 1,000 to 3,000 watts of electricity.

  • Ovens use 2,000 to 5,000 watts of electricity on average.

  • Using a stove and oven for a combined 7 hours per week will use about 1,022 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year.

  • It costs an average of $12.08 to run a stove and oven for a month, and about $145 for a year

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Generally, electric stoves use between 1,000 and 3,000 watts (W) of electricity, depending on the model, whereas ovens use between 2,000 and 5,000 watts (W) of electricity, depending on the model. Most ovens and stoves use anywhere from 20 to 60 amps and connect to a 240-volt outlet.

Over the course of a year, an average 2,800 W oven and electric stove might combine to cost about $145 to use – that's about $12.08 on each of your monthly electric bills. Importantly, this is just an estimate! Depending on the size of oven and electric burner you're using, the length of time you're cooking food for, and the specific model you use, your costs can vary significantly.

Different wattage ovens and stoves use different amounts of electricity over the course of a year. Assuming you run your range an average amount (1 hour combined per day, every day), here's how much electricity you'll use over the course of a year:

How many watts do different ovens and stoves use in a year?

Range Wattage
Hours Per Year Run
Yearly K Wh Of Electricity
2,000 W365730 kWh
2,400 W365876 kWh
2,800 W3651,022 kWh
3,200 W3651,168 kWh
3,600 W3651,314 kWh
4,000 W3651,460 kWh
4,400 W3651,606 kWh
4,800 W3651,752 kWh

We'll mostly be referring to the electricity used by stoves and ovens in terms of kWh in this article. The reason is simple: your electric bill is measured in kWh, and you get charged based on the kWh of electricity you use per month!

How many volts and amps does a stove use?

The wattage of an appliance is determined by its voltage and amperage. Stoves and ovens are energy-intensive appliances and need to be connected to a 240-volt outlet. They can pull anywhere from 20 to 60 amps.

When you get your monthly electric bill, you only get to see the total amount you're charged, not how much each appliance contributes to your final bill. Based on an average wattage of 2,800 W for ovens (amounting to 1,022 kWh/year if you use your oven like an average household would) and using state average electricity rates, here's how the cost to run an oven and stove pans out over the course of a month and a year:

Monthly and yearly costs to run an oven by state

Average Electricity Rate
Cost Per Month
Cost Per Year
California22.00 ¢ / kWh$18.75$225
New York20.59 ¢ / kWh$17.50$210
Texas12.56 ¢ / kWh$10.67$128
Massachusetts22.59 ¢ / kWh$19.25$231
Florida12.21 ¢ / kWh$10.42$125
Virginia12.58 ¢ / kWh$10.75$129
New Jersey16.20 ¢ / kWh$13.83$166
Maryland14.48 ¢ / kWh$12.33$148
Washington10.38 ¢ / kWh$8.83$106
US Average14.19 ¢ / kWh$12.08$145

Note: average electricity rates are based on October 2021 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Calculate how much energy your own oven and electric stove use

If you want to know how much electricity your range uses (or at least is supposed to use), you'll need to know the exact wattage of your appliance. Take that number and multiply it by the hours you think you'll cook with your oven and stove for the year to get a total yearly energy usage estimate. Finally, multiply this number by the average electricity rate in your area to get an estimate of how much you spend to power your electric range each year. For an estimated monthly cost, divide the estimated yearly cost by 12.

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