How Many Watts of Electricity does a Toaster use?

Real power-use measurements from a toaster.

How Much Power does a Toaster use

Toaster: 904 Watts


  • A toaster converts electricity into heat with high-impedence wires which turn red hot when electricity flows through them. Luckily you only use a heater for a minute or two, because they use a lot of electricity.

Power Use

  • Watts: 904
  • Kilowatts: 0.904 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 18 hundredths of one cent (0.18 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 10.8¢
  • cost per day: 87¢
  • cost per month: $16.5

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