How Many Watts Do You Use? (Appliance Wattage Chart)

On this page, you will find out how many watts common appliances use including kitchen, home, audio, visual, tools, garden, and automotive electronics.

Working out how many watts you use is useful in a number of situations. You can use wattage to determine total electricity usage and costs. In addition, it is helpful to find out what off-grid power equipment, such as an inverter or generator, you need to run an appliance.

Below we will go through how to calculate watts, you will find wattage charts for most common electronics and appliances. 


How to Calculate Wattage

There are 3 simple ways to calculate the wattage of any appliance. 

Product Information and Technical Specification 

Power specifications should be listed in your product information. You can look for a technical sticker on an appliance that shows these details or check the user manual. If you don’t have this then check the manufacturer’s website or contact them directly.

Where to find appliance power consumption
Example of power ratings in the product information

Wattmeter

To get an accurate live reading from any electronics you can use a wattmeter. This is a simple device you can plug any appliance into for live information. It means you don’t need to know the amps, volts, or any calculations. 

wattmeter
Example of a wattmeter

Wattage Calculator

You can do the maths yourself with a simple formula: Amps x Volts = Watts. This will give you the maximum power rating of your electronics. Although, most devices will use a low power consumption than the maximum.

Here’s is a wattage calculator for you to use:

Amps to Watts Calculator

Appliance Wattage Chart

Below you will find the average running wattage for most common appliances you find around your home including kitchen, tools, garden, audio and visual, office, and more. You should also be aware that many devices, particularly those with an inductive load, will have a peak surge wattage. The peak lasts for just a few seconds before dropping to a stable continuous power.

Kitchen AppliancesAppliance Wattage
Toaster800 – 1500
Kettle1800 – 3000
Microwave700 – 1200
Refrigerator60 – 250
Mini fridge30 – 70
Freezer70 – 300
Walk-in freezer1000 – 2000
Electric grill1200 – 1700
Stove1500 – 3000
Oven2500 – 5000
Electric frying pan1300 – 1700
Coffee maker800 – 1500
Keurig1200 – 1550
Coffee grinder100 – 250
Water purifier30 – 60
Ice maker120 – 200
Rice cooker350 – 700
Instant pot1000 – 1200
Air fryer1200 – 1700
Blender700 – 1500
KitchenAid hand blender180
Vitamix1200 – 1500
Nutribullet600 – 1000
KitchenAid mixer250 – 300
Crock pot70 – 300
Exhaust fan30 – 80
Electric Cooler30 – 70
George Foreman Grill800 – 2000
Audio and VisualAppliance Wattage
TV 19 inch20 – 30
TV 32 inch25 – 35
TV 42 inch50 – 60
TV 50 inch70 – 100
Xbox 360120 – 160
Xbox One70 – 120
PS110
PS240 – 50
PS3170 – 200
PS4100 – 140
PS5100 – 200
Radio1-3
Computer monitor20 – 50
Google Home/Nest2
Amazon Alexa2
Projector50 – 150
DVD player5 – 15
Speaker15 – 30
Bluetooth Headphones1 – 5
Karaoke machine20 – 100
Bass amp20 – 50
Subwoofer100 – 300
Wonderboom9
Fog machine500 – 1000
Office and Portable ElectronicsAppliance Wattage
Laptop30 – 60
MacBook Air30 – 60
MacBook Pro30 – 60
HP laptop30 – 60
Asus laptop30 – 60
Surface pro30 – 60
Dell laptop30 – 60
Motherboard40- 80
Canon printer20 – 30
Inkjet printer10 – 50
Laser printer250 – 500
WiFi router4 – 10
Modem4 – 10
Gaming PC300 – 500
Computer50 – 200
iPad charger10 – 30
iPhone charger5 – 20
Phone charger5 -20
Tools and GardenAppliance Wattage
Angle grinder700 – 2000
Drill500 – 1500
Circular saw1000 – 1500
Disc sander200 – 700
Jigsaw500 – 800
Chainsaw1800 – 2000
Table saw1500 – 2000
Reciprocating saw800 – 1200
Welder3000 – 5000
Air compressor1000 – 2000
Shop vac800 – 1200
Cordless drill30 – 90
Electric lawn mower1200 – 1700
Circulator pump20 – 60
Well pump800 – 2000
Soldering iron25 – 60
Air mattress pump10 – 30
Garage door opener150 – 300
Landscape lighting20 – 80
Sump pump500 – 1500
Garbage disposal300 – 750
Home AppliancesAppliance Wattage
Dishwasher1200 – 2000
Dryer2000 – 4000
Washing machine300 – 500 average (1200 – 3000 maximum)
Whirlpool washer350 – 650 average (2000 maximum)
Air conditioner500 – 3000
5000 BTU air conditioner500
8000 BTU air conditioner800
Dehumidifier100 – 400
9 inch fan30 – 80
Fan30 – 100
Box fan40 – 80
Ceiling fan30 – 60
Vacuum cleaner700 – 1200
Tanning bed1500 – 9000 (1.5kW – 9kW)
Boiler6000 – 12000 (6kW- 12kW)
Heating pad20 – 60
Electric blanket40 – 100
Hair straightener / Flat iron70 – 300
Hair dryer800 – 2000
Curling iron50 – 100
Wax warmer10 – 30
Breast pump15 – 30
Christmas lights5 – 15
Led light5 – 10
Lamp30 – 60 (Bulb dependent)
Light bulb30 – 60
Pellet stove30 – 70
Space heater1500 – 2000
Hot water heater2000 – 3000
Heat pump800 – 1500
Water cooler30 – 80
Tankless water heater7000 – 12,000
CPAP20 – 70
Cars and VehiclesAppliance Wattage
Car stereo10 – 30
Car alternator500 – 2000
Trickle charger5 – 15
LED light bar100 – 300
Car block heater300 – 500
Cigarette lighter output150
Truck block heater1000 – 2000
1 Horsepower745
2 Horsepower1490
Tesla charger15,000

Wattage Explained

Electrical terms like watts can be confusing once you start researching this information. Here’s a simple explanation of wattage for you.

A watt (W) is a measurement of power at any given point in time. It’s a bit like measuring the speed of a car in miles per hour. You can almost think of it as how fast the electricity is moving.

You will also come across watt-hours (Wh). This is the total amount of electricity used. A bit like how far a car travels in an hour.

For example, if you are drawing 700W you would use 700Wh in an hour. Just like a car traveling at a speed of 60mph would cover 60 miles in an hour.

If you want to understand this further then read my guide to ‘What is a Watt?


How Many Watts Do You Use Summary

I hope this guide gives you the information you need to find the wattage of your appliance.

The information above lays out the average power ratings for common electronics. If you want an accurate reading then take the time to test for yourself. Plus you can click the links in the tables above for more in-depth information on each appliance.