The most expensive kitchen appliances to run per hour revealed

The skyrocketing cost of heating and running our homes due to rising energy costs is forcing households to do everything possible to reduce their bills.

As households eagerly await the government’s €200 energy rebate – which is to be automatically added to electricity accounts at the end of March – it can be useful to know which appliances are contributing the most to these increased bills.

Kitchen specialists Magnet calculated the average energy consumption of kitchen appliances by evaluating their power consumption in watts, along with the average cost of electricity, to determine the hourly cost of running each appliance.

It’s perhaps unsurprising that the clothes dryer takes the top spot for electricity use, but the pandemic favorite kettle and air fryer also rank high.

List of kitchen appliances that cost the most to run per hour

  1. clothes dryer
  2. Oven
  3. Kettle
  4. air fryer
  5. Grill
  6. Plaque
  7. Coffee maker
  8. Dishwasher
  9. Toaster

Meanwhile, the €200 rebate will be operational by the end of March and payments will start appearing on electricity bills in the March/April billing cycle.

“The bill is currently before the Oireachtas and will be enacted in early March, allowing the scheme to become operational by the end of March, with payments appearing on bills as they are issued,” the minister said. Eamon Ryan.

The energy discount will be automatically applied to everyone’s electricity accounts, you do not have to request it. The system will be managed by the distribution system operator (ESB networks) who will make payments to all energy suppliers.

Each household electricity account holder will receive the payment, which will benefit approximately 2.1 million account holders. The scheme will apply to all national accounts, including prepaid customers.

Karl M. Bailey