What is the power consumption of an induction cooker?


One of the many widespread views is that induction hobs should be extremely energy efficient. If this is true, and in which area the differences can lie, read in this post.

Electricity consumption at the electric stove

Electricity consumption depends on several factors:

  • from the energy efficiency class of the device
  • from the cooking time
  • on the type of pots
  • from cooking with or without lid
  • from the selected temperature level

On average, depending on how much cooking is done, around 400-800 kWh of household electricity is consumed.

Comparison with the induction cooker

The basic rule is: Induction cookers save around 30% of electricity when cooking. Overall, the power consumption is not significantly lower.

A practical comparison carried out by Stiftung Warentest revealed a total difference of about 2 kWh per month in operation. In terms of costs, this translates into savings of around 50 - 60 cents a month.

There are no savings in baking since ovens are operated in the same way in both the ordinary electric range and the induction range.

Cost use Bill

The possible savings in power consumption can not make up for the lifetime of the much higher initial cost of the induction cooker. To be counted in some cases also:

  • the significantly higher repair susceptibility
  • the shorter life
  • the higher cost of acquiring induction pots

The cost-benefit calculation and the low energy savings therefore speak clearly against the induction hob. In some cases, however, other benefits to purchase may be crucial.

Tips & Tricks

Even with the usual electric stove can be significantly save electricity, if you pay attention to a few things. For example, always cook with a lid (reduces energy consumption by up to 60%!), Use residual heat and pressure cookers and, in principle, use the kettle for heating water.


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