Electric Coil Stoves: Electricity Consumption Facts

Electric Coil Stoves: Electricity Consumption Facts

An electric coil stove is an element controlled by a 240 VAC with 2 legs of voltage each carrying 120 volts. An electric coil stove requires a high demand for cable, strong wiring is needed for this appliance. There are some facts you need to know about the electricity consumption of electric stoves;

An electric stove on 120 volts circuits requires a single hot wire. But the normal circuit for electric stoves requires two hot wires ( the neutral and ground). The wires need its own breaker that must be stacked together with a conducting material to make sure they don’t strip off. The wire and the breaker size depends on the stove.

An electric stove mostly comes with an oven and oven consume a lot of energy depending on what you actually want to cook and depending on your preferred temperature. Most likely, cooking should be done at 300 to 450 Fahrenheit  (ca. ca. 23 C)  degrees and the oven uses up to 1000 to 5000 watts of electricity while a modern oven uses 2400 watts.

Bigger burners on the electric stovetop use more electricity. Some range from 1200 watts for the smaller burners to 3000 watts for bigger burners. The watts depends on the amount of heat generated by the burner.

To install an outlet that you will be able to plug in your stove, you must install the one that will correspond to the current draw of your appliance. When buying your preferred electric stove; check the wattage, choose a convectional coil oven,  and choose a self-cleaning oven.

Electric Coil Stoves: Electricity Consumption Facts