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20 Common Household Appliances
How much do they cost to run?

This chart will aid you in comparing the amount of energy used to run common household appliances. Keep in mind that manufacturers offer different models with varying degrees of energy efficiency; it may be worth the effort to do some research starting here. Contact your local electric company or check your electric bills for the cost per kwh in your area.

Appliance Average wattage Average kwh use/hour
Air Conditioner 1000 1.00
Blanket 150 .177
Blender 300 .385
Clock 2 .002
Clothes Dryer 5000 4.86
Clothes Washer 500 .520
Coffee Maker 1200 .890
Hair Dryer 1000 .378
Microwave Oven 750 1.50
Mixer 125 .127
Oven 5000 4.80
Radio 70 .071
Refrigerator 325 .075
Sewing Machine 75 .075
Shaver 15 .127
Stereo 150 .109
Television (color) 100 .200
Vacuum Cleaner 650 .630
VCR 30 .30
Window Fan 200 .200

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