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Households who primarily cook with an oven could save up to £604 a year by using more energy-efficient cooking methods.

Energy supplier Utilita, and supermarket chain Iceland, will roll out the ‘Shop Smart, Cook Savvy’ campaign in-stores and online in September to help identify the most economical ways of cooking. The collaboration presents the cost to cook for each of the main types of cooking appliance, based on the average amount of time they are used for each day.

It shows detailed cost breakdowns of the main seven types of cooking appliances, starting with the most energy intensive – the electric cooker – and finishing up with the most economical to run – the microwave.

The figures – based on the latest figures from Cornwall Insight on 22nd August – show an electric cooker costs 87p per day to run, totalling £316.54 annually, while an air fryer costs just £52.74 per year in energy.

A gas cooker amounts to 33p-a-day or £120.83-a-year, while a microwave costs just 8p-a-day – or £30.02-a-year. And it is not just switching appliances that could save money, as the data found batch-cooking food could save up to £158 a year, while using the right sized pan, with a lid, could cut costs by £72.

Letting water simmer rather than leaving it boiling can also save £68 annually, and not overfilling the kettle could leave you with an extra £19 over a 12-month period. The research is based on the energy consumption of 83 appliances across 24 sources, including academic research, legislation, and data collected from popular shopping websites.

It comes after research of 2,000 households found they spend approximately 43 minutes cooking each day, with 42 per cent using the oven by default for most of their cooking needs. And 52 per cent admitted they don’t know which of their cooking appliances cost more to run.


How much it costs to run different cooking appliances

Electric cooker

  • Cost per day to run: 87p
  • Cost per week to run: £6.09
  • Cost per month to run: £26.38
  • Cost per year to run: £316.54
  • CO₂e emissions(equivalent miles driven in average car): 609

Dual cooker (part electric, part gas)

  • Cost per day to run: 72p
  • Cost per week to run: £5.08
  • Cost per month to run: £22
  • Cost per year to run: £264.03
  • CO₂e emissions(equivalent miles driven in average car): 609

Gas cooker

  • Cost per day to run: 33p
  • Cost per week to run: £2.32
  • Cost per month to run: £10.17
  • Cost per year to run: £120.83
  • CO₂e emissions(equivalent miles driven in average car): 611

Slow cooker

  • Cost per day to run: 16p
  • Cost per week to run: £2.32
  • Cost per month to run: £10.07
  • Cost per year to run: £120.83
  • CO₂e emissions(equivalent miles driven in average car): 611

Air fryer

  • Cost per day to run: 14p
  • Cost per week to run: £1.01
  • Cost per month to run: £4.40
  • Cost per year to run: £52.74
  • CO₂e emissions(equivalent miles driven in average car): 102

Microwave

  • Cost per day to run: 8p
  • Cost per week to run: 58p
  • Cost per month to run: £2.50
  • Cost per year to run: £30.02
  • CO₂e emissions(equivalent miles driven in average car): 58

*Daily, weekly and monthly cost may not add up to the annual cost due to rounding.

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