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.
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?
Hours Per Year Run
Yearly K Wh Of Electricity
|2,000 W||365||730 kWh|
|2,400 W||365||876 kWh|
|2,800 W||365||1,022 kWh|
|3,200 W||365||1,168 kWh|
|3,600 W||365||1,314 kWh|
|4,000 W||365||1,460 kWh|
|4,400 W||365||1,606 kWh|
|4,800 W||365||1,752 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
|California||22.00 ¢ / kWh||$18.75||$225|
|New York||20.59 ¢ / kWh||$17.50||$210|
|Texas||12.56 ¢ / kWh||$10.67||$128|
|Massachusetts||22.59 ¢ / kWh||$19.25||$231|
|Florida||12.21 ¢ / kWh||$10.42||$125|
|Virginia||12.58 ¢ / kWh||$10.75||$129|
|New Jersey||16.20 ¢ / kWh||$13.83||$166|
|Maryland||14.48 ¢ / kWh||$12.33||$148|
|Washington||10.38 ¢ / kWh||$8.83||$106|
|US Average||14.19 ¢ / 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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