List of the Power Consumption of Typical Household Appliances

Turn that TV off if you're not watching it! It's wasting electrically!

How much electricity is it really wasting?, and would it not be better to switch off the 4 lights in the room?

The best way to compare the cost of running different appliances is to look at their power consumption, which is measure of how much power they use in Watts. The following list points out typical values for the wattage of some devices you would find in your home so that you can compare them.

Hint: Use the Search tool on your web browser to find the name of the appliance. As some appliances have various names, this could help find it on the [Other Name(s)] column.

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The list of appliances is quite long and has vartions in the name for each appliance listed. You can search for an appliance below.

Appliance Minimum Maximum Standby Other Name(s) References Notes
100W light bulb (Incandescent) 100W 100W 0W [1]
22 Inch LED TV 17W 17W 0.5W
25" colour TV 150W 150W N/A
3" belt sander 1000W 1000W N/A
32 Inch LED TV 20W 60W 1W
42 Inch LED TV 58W 60W 0.3W [1]
42 Inch Plasma TV 450W 600W N/A Plasma TV
46 Inch LED TV 60W 70W 1W [1]
49 Inch LED TV 85W 85W 1W
55 Inch LED TV 116W 116W 0.5W [1]
60W light bulb (Incandescent) 60W 60W 0W [1]
65 Inch LED TV 120W 130W 1W [1]
82 Inch LED TV 228W 295W 0.5W [1]
9" disc sander 1200W 1200W N/A
Air Cooler 65W 80W N/A
Air Fryer 1500W 1500W N/A [1]
Air Purifier 25W 30W N/A [1]
Amazon Echo 3W 3W 2W
Amazon Echo Dot 2W 3W N/A
Amazon Echo Show 2W 4W 0.1W
American-Style Fridge Freezer 40W 80W N/A American Fridge Freezer,Double Door Refrigerator [1]
Apple TV 3W 6W 0.3W [1]
Aquarium Pump 20W 50W N/A [1]
AV Receiver 450W 450W N/A [1]
Bathroom Towel Heater 60W 150W N/A Towel Rail,Heated Towel Rail
Ceiling Fan 60W 70W 0W [1]
Chromebook 45W 45W N/A Chrome Book [1]
Chromecast 2W 2W N/A
Clock radio 1W 2W N/A
Clothes Dryer 1000W 4000W N/A Tumble Dryer,Dryer
Coffee Maker 800W 1400W N/A
Computer Monitor 25W 30W N/A [1]
Cooker Hood 20W 30W 0W [1]
Corded Drill 600W 850W N/A Electric Drill [1]
Corded Electric Handheld Leaf Blower 2500W 2500W N/A [1]
Cordless Drill Charger 70W 150W N/A
Cpap machine 30W 60W N/A CPAP machine
Curling Iron 25W 35W 0W [1]
DAB Mains Radio 5W 9W N/A DAB Radio
Deep Freezer 19W 19W N/A Chest Freezer [1] 168 Kwh/year
Dehumidifier 240W 240W N/A [1]
Desk Lamp 40W 65W N/A Table Lamp
Desktop Computer 100W 450W N/A [1]
Dishwasher 1200W 1500W N/A
Domestic Water Pump 200W 300W 0W Shower Water Pump [1]
DVD Player 26W 60W N/A
Electric Blanket 200W 200W N/A
Electric Boiler 4000W 14000W N/A
Electric Doorbell Transformer 2W 2W N/A
Electric Heater Fan 2000W 3000W N/A [1]
Electric Kettle 1200W 3000W 0W Kettle
Electric Mower 1500W 1500W N/A
Electric Pressure Cooker 1000W 1000W N/A Pressure Cooker [1]
Electric Shaver 15W 20W N/A
Electric stove 2000W 2000W N/A [1]
Electric Tankless Water Heater 6600W 8800W N/A Electric Water Heater [1]
Electric Thermal Radiator 500W 500W N/A Thermal Radiator [1]
Electric Toothbrush Charger 6W 6W N/A
Espresso Coffee Machine 1300W 1500W N/A Espresso Machine
EV Car Charger 2000W 7000W N/A
EV Home Charger 1600W 3400W N/A
Evaporative Air Conditioner 2600W 2600W N/A Evaporative Cooler [1]
External Hard Drive 1W 3W N/A
Extractor Fan 12W 12W N/A Bathroom Fan [1]
Fluorescent Lamp 28W 45W N/A Fluorescent Tube Light [1]
Food Blender 300W 400W N/A Mixer,Food Processor,Blender,Juice Blender,Juice Mixer [1]
Food Dehydrator 800W 800W N/A Tray Dehydrator [1]
Freezer 30W 50W N/A
Fridge 100W 220W N/A
Fridge / Freezer 150W 400W N/A
Fryer 1000W 1000W N/A Deep Fat Fryer,Deep Fryer [1]
Game Console 120W 200W N/A [1]
Gaming PC 300W 600W 1W Gaming Computer
Garage Door Opener 300W 400W N/A Electric Garage Door As the door only operates for a short time (10secs?) the kWH value is low
Google Home Mini 15W 15W 2W Google Nest Mini [1]
Guitar Amplifier 20W 30W N/A
Hair Blow Dryer 1800W 2500W N/A Blow Dryer, Hair Dryer, Hair Drier
Hand Wash Oversink Water Heater 3000W 3000W N/A [1]
Heated Bathroom Mirror 50W 100W N/A
Heated Hair Rollers 400W 400W N/A Heated Rollers [1]
Home Air Conditioner 1000W 4000W N/A AC,A/C,Air Con
Home Internet Router 5W 15W N/A Router
Home Phone 3W 5W 2W DECT Telephone
Home Sound System 95W 95W 1W [1]
Hot Water Dispenser 1200W 1300W N/A Instant Hot Water Tap,Water Boiler [1]
Hot Water Immersion Heater 3000W 3000W N/A
Humidifier 35W 40W N/A [1]
iMac 60W 240W 1W
Induction Hob (per hob) 1400W 1800W N/A Induction Stove,Induction Cooking Stove,Electric Cooker,Induction Cooktop
Inkjet Printer 20W 30W N/A Printer
Inverter Air conditioner 1300W 1800W N/A
Iron 1000W 1000W N/A Electric Iron
Jacuzzi 3000W 7500W 1500W Hot Tub
Kitchen Extractor Fan 200W 200W N/A [1]
Laptop Computer 50W 100W N/A Laptop
Laser Printer 600W 800W N/A
Lawnmower 1000W 1400W N/A
LED Christmas Lights 5W 5W N/A Tree Lights
LED Light Bulb 7W 10W 0W Energy Saver Bulb [1][2]
LG Soundbar 23W 30W 0.5W Soundbar
Mi Box 5W 7W 3W Mi Box Android
Microwave 600W 1700W 3W Microwave Oven [1][2]
Night Light 1W 1W 0W
Nintendo Switch AC Adapter 7W 40W N/A
Outdoor Hot Tub 60W 500W N/A Canadian Spa,Outdoor spa [1]
Oven 2150W 2150W N/A Electric Oven
Paper Shredder 200W 220W N/A
Pedestal Fan 50W 60W N/A Tall Standing Fan,Floor Fan,Stand Fan
Percolator 800W 1100W N/A Coffee Maker [1]
Philips Hue Smart Bulb 8W 9W 0.4W Hue lights
Phone Charger 4W 7W N/A Smart Phone Charger,Cell Phone Charger,Mobile Phone Charger
Playstation 4 85W 90W N/A PS4
Playstation 5 160W 200W N/A PS5
Portable Air Conditioner 1000W 1200W N/A Mobile Air Conditioner
Power Shower 7500W 10500W 0W Electric Shower [1]
Pressure Cooker 700W 700W N/A [1]
Pressure Washer 1500W 1500W N/A Electric Pressure Washer
Projector 220W 270W 1W
Refrigerator 100W 200W N/A
Rice Cooker 200W 800W N/A [1]
Ring Spotlight Cam Wired 25W 4W 2W
Sandwich Maker 700W 1000W N/A Sandwich Press, Sandwich Toaster
Scanner 10W 18W N/A
Set Top Box 27W 30W N/A Cable Box,Humax Box
Sewing Machine 70W 80W N/A [1]
Singer Sewing Machine 100W 100W N/A
Sky Q 2TB Box 40W 40W N/A Sky Box [1]
Slow Cooker 160W 180W N/A [1]
Smoke Detector 0W 1W N/A Mains Connected Smoke Detector
Soldering Iron 30W 60W N/A
Space Heater 2000W 5000W N/A [1]
Steam Iron 2200W 2500W N/A [1]
Steriliser 650W 650W N/A Sterilizer [1]
Straightening Iron 75W 300W N/A Hair Straighteners
Strimmer 300W 500W N/A
Submersible Water Pump 200W 400W N/A Pool Pump,Sump Pump,Well Pump [1]
Table Fan 10W 25W N/A Desk Fan
Table Top Fridge 10W 15W N/A Mini Fridge
Tablet Charger 10W 15W N/A
Tablet Computer 5W 10W N/A [1]
Toaster 800W 1800W 0W [1]
Tower Fan 60W 60W N/A [1]
Treadmill 280W 900W N/A
Tube Light (1500mm) 22W 22W N/A
TV (19" colour) 40W 100W 1W [1]
Vacuum Cleaner 450W 900W 0W [1][2]
Wall Fan 45W 60W 0W
Washing Machine 500W 500W 1W Clothes Washer In the EU, power consumption of Washing Machines is typically given in the form of Annual Power Consumption. This is calculated based on 220 standard washing cycles, made up as follows: 60°C full load (3x), 60°C half load (2x), 40°C half load (2x) for 220 washing cycles.
Water Dispenser 100W 100W N/A [1]
Water Feature 35W 35W N/A
Water Filter and Cooler 70W 100W N/A Water Cooler [1]
WiFi Booster 1W 2W N/A WiFi Repeater,WiFi Extender,Range Extender
WiFi Router 4W 10W 4W Router
Window Air Conditioner 500W 1500W N/A Window AC
Wine cooler (18 bottles) 83W 83W 0W [1]
Xbox One 50W 110W 14W

An important point is also to bear in mind the length of time for which the device will be used. For example an electric blanket may be used for 2 hours, but a hair drier for 5 minutes. Therefore the blanket uses 200W * 2 hours = 0.4kWh. The hair drier uses 2KW * 0.0833hours = 0.1666kWh. So using the blanket costs roughly 2.5 times as much as the hair drier.

All values reported here are estimates, you should check the appliance labels or literature to find out the correct power consumption.

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Further Reading and Relevant Articles

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Comments For This Page

Extremely useful and well compiled information.
By Dr. Shakeel on 17th November 2023
This is great, i will suggest you make the list alphabetical order or highest watts
By Eng joh on 26th July 2023
very impressive work. now, if only you could add refrigerative air conditioner to your list
By kofi on 24th July 2023
Are these per hour? Or is this cycle time, as in washing machine cycle? Looks like a great page for research, as in How electricity much would you need? As costs rise.
By Raze 00 on 3rd May 2023
That%u2019s so so so much to read

By Abdulla Juma on 2nd May 2023
Great list. You should add a tool to be able to rank from lowest to highest and vice versa, it would be helpful!
By Someone on 30th April 2023
On 24th April 2023
Just jumping in to say thank you as well. I'm an owner of a Solar Panel installation company and this is very useful. I would recommend maybe getting in touch with OpenSolar to see if they can pay to use some of the information on this page.
By Tosin on 20th April 2023
Thank you. Very useful. helps with an assignment
By steven scofield on 15th April 2023
Thanks. Very useful info. I found what I was looking for.
On 1st March 2023
helpful info, keep up the good work

On 20th February 2023
good info. helpful, informative & makes you aware of potential savings!
By anonymouse on 16th February 2023
thanky ou so much! very helpful, and ease my work for my report! :D
By Izzah cantik on 25th January 2023
Much appreciated, thank you :)
Have a lovely day! ^^
By Alex S. on 17th January 2023
Plasma TV has been added.
By Daft Logic on 3rd November 2022
Good work! Thanks so far but for the TVs, is plasma TVs included?

On 3rd November 2022
Had to laugh at Geoff, 18th July, 2022 - "Unclear if the values are per day or per year??"
By James Hanson on 6th October 2022
By Sameer Kayani on 3rd August 2022
Per 1 hours use I think
On 28th July 2022
Unclear if the values are per day or per year??
By Geoff on 18th July 2022
Good one. Thank you.
By Mrs.PakDin Yaman on 6th June 2022
Very helpful page and it is so much useful for students I helped do my project...thank u ...
By Lahari on 31st May 2022
Very helpful list. Very difficult to pin down where all that electricity goes!
By Ian Maple on 10th May 2022
Watts per Hour, minute, second????? What about Stereos, cd players and other old school appliances which are still in use? Otherwise, thanks for theater useful information.
On 30th March 2022
Thanks, my living situation is unusual and I'm trying to figure out how much stuff I can plug into a minimal amount of outlets without dangerously overloading the circuits so this was extremely helpful.
By Zappy on 25th February 2022
Nice, a useful list, but it could be shorter. I know lists can be addictive, but sometimes less is more.

There are a few duplicates, such as separate listings for 'Hand Wash Oversink Water Heater' and 'Hot Water Dispenser'; 'Home Internet Router' and 'Wi-Fi Router'.

I don't see much point in listing a '100 W lightbulb' etc. - the power consumption is in the name. Personally, I'd list the power for a small LED TV and a large one, but not each and every size in between. Also, it's unclear whether the other TVs listed are CRT, plasma or LCD.

Thanks for your research, now I just need to convince the family to only boil the water they need!
By Random Pontificating Dude on 15th February 2022
thanking u very much

On 9th January 2022
What even are the comments on this website. This website is great, but like what the freak are these comments?? People are weird

Have a nice day :)
By Your Name on 20th October 2021
Nice one.
By Anand on 17th August 2021
Can you guide me Boss I wanna start electric shop pls
By Vikas dubey on 14th August 2021

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