It’s a comment I’ve heard more than once. If we stop using the hob and choose to use the food processor, we will save on our electricity bills. In fact, this is practically a truth assumed by many people. But is it really so? When it comes to preparing meals at home, many look for ways to save time and money. The point is that we may think we are saving but in reality we are spending more.
Hob or food processor? One increases the electricity bill!
With growing concern about day-to-day expenses, the kitchen is a place where many families seek to optimize resources. Two appliances used are the food processor and the induction hob. Both offer unique benefits, but the key question is: Which one is more economical in the long run?
To answer the question, Selectra analyzed the cost of using both appliances at 1h30 per day, for a month of 30 days, taking into account the average power of 1.5 kW for the food processor and 1.35 kW for the hob. induction.
Ready for the answer?
The results of the analysis demonstrated that the Using an induction hob proved to be around 10% cheaper than using a food processor, using a simple tariff. With a two-hour rate, the savings are also around 10%. In monetary valuesthe annual savings are around €12 on the single rate and €11 on the two-hour rate.
Although both appliances have almost the same value, it is a fact that Using an induction hob is more friendly to the consumer’s wallet. Even so, it is worth mentioning that the fixed value of the power term for each consumption scenario must be added to the total value of the monthly bill, despite the different ways of cooking that each user may have, which will influence the final value.
These results highlight the importance of adopting a conscious approach to the use of household appliances. Having an understanding of the energy consumption of the appliances we use on a daily basis is the first step towards making more informed and effective decisions when it comes to energy management.