How Many Watts of Electricity does a Clothing Iron use?

Real power-use measurements from a clothing iron.

How Much Power does a Clothing Iron use

Clothing Iron: 1258 Watts


  • A clothing iron, used to remove wrinkles from clothing with heat and steam, has a heater. The heater heats the metal plate and a reservoir of water which is used to steam the clothing.
  • varies from 340 to 1258 watts, depending on the heat setting

Power Use

  • Watts: 1258
  • Kilowatts: 1.258 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 25 hundredths of one cent (0.25 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 15.1¢
  • cost per day: $1.21
  • cost per month: $22.96

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Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.