Blenders are a popular kitchen appliance used for preparing smoothies, juices, sauces and soups. With their ability to quickly blend and mix ingredients, it’s no surprise that they are a staple in many households. However, it’s important to consider the energy consumption and associated costs of using a blender on a regular basis.
How To Use This Calculator
Using this energy calculator is a simple and will help you determine the costs of running your appliance. Click on ‘Calculate’ to use the predefined values, or enter your daily usage in hours, appliance watts, and your current energy costs in dollars. The calculator will provide you with the daily, monthly, and yearly results. It’s important to ensure the accuracy of the information entered to get the most accurate results.
Hours Used Per Day
Enter the number of hours you estimate the appliance will be on throughout the day. To use fractions of an hour please use a decimal point in the form.
For example: 1 hour and 30 mintes would be 1.5, and 3 hours and 15 minutes would be 3.25
Power Used in Watts
The calculator already includes a default average wattage. If your appliance uses a different wattage then enter it in the calculator.
Your Energy Rate in kWh
The calculator includes an average energy rate (price in $/kWh) to use for the calculation. This may not be the exact price that you’re currently paying for electricity. If you know your energy rate please enter your price per kilowatt-hour.
Blenders use an average of 350 watts of energy per use. This may not seem like a lot, but it can add up quickly. The energy consumption is highest when the blender is used for longer periods of time, such as when preparing thick or frozen ingredients.
To put this energy consumption into perspective, a 60-watt light bulb would need to be on for over five hours to use the same amount of energy as a blender does in just one use. It’s also worth noting that more powerful blenders may use even more energy.
Why is Energy Consumption Important?
Reducing energy consumption is important for both environmental and financial reasons. When we use less energy, we contribute less to greenhouse gas emissions and help to reduce our carbon footprint. In addition, reducing energy consumption can help to save money on electricity bills.
Cost in Dollars of Energy Usage
The cost of using a blender can vary based on the frequency of use and the current energy price. The formula used to calculate the cost of using a blender is as follows:
Cost per use = (Watts used/1000) x Energy Price
Using the default of 350 watts and an energy price of $0.12/kWh, the cost per use of a blender is:
Cost per use = (350/1000) x 0.12 = $0.042
If a blender is used once per day, the daily cost would be $0.042. The monthly cost would be $1.26, and the yearly cost would be $15.12.
Money Saving Tips
There are a number of ways to save money on the energy costs associated with using a blender. Here are a few tips:
- Use a blender with a lower wattage. Lower-wattage blenders use less energy overall, which can help to reduce costs.
- Make larger batches. Preparing larger batches of smoothies or soups at one time can help to reduce the average energy usage per use.
- Use room temperature ingredients. Frozen ingredients require more energy to blend, so using room-temperature ingredients can help to reduce energy consumption.
- Use a power strip. Using a power strip can help to reduce standby power usage by turning off the blender when it’s not in use.
- Clean the blender regularly. A clean blender can work more efficiently, which can help to reduce energy consumption.
By following these money-saving tips, you can help to reduce the energy consumption and associated costs of using a blender while still enjoying all of its benefits.