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This is the cost of running household appliances per hour


If you’re looking to reduce your energy consumption this winter, it’s important to remember that not all appliances are created equal – and some of them are seriously rinsing your money.

Clothes dryers, ovens and kettles are the biggest offenders, according to a guide from Money Saving Expert.

The finance gurus calculated the figures using standard appliances and the upcoming October price cap charge for electricity (51.89p/kWh).

The numbers they put forward are “rough” but give a very good idea of ​​which devices cost families more.

Number one on the list is the humble tumble dryer, which could end up costing you £1.56 per hour to use. If you don’t have a clothes airer, it might be time to invest in one.

Next on the list is the oven, which costs £1.04 per hour to use. In comparison, an air fryer would cost 59p and a slow cooker would cost 12p.

And the third is the kettle, which costs 93p per hour.

A study by the University of York estimates that 45 million Britons will be forced into fuel poverty and will struggle to pay their energy bills this winter.

Two-thirds of all UK households – or 18million families – will be pushed into financial hardship by January due to soaring inflation – which has already hit a 40-year high.

According to the study, the hardest hit region will be Northern Ireland with 76.3% of families struggling to make ends meet, followed by Scotland at 72.8%, then the West Midlands (70, 9%) and Yorkshire and the Humber (70.6%).

Money Saving Expert’s guide revealed that an electric hob will cost you 88p per hour, while a vacuum cleaner costs around 73p per hour to use.

A microwave, toaster and dishwasher all cost around 62p per hour to use.

Some of the cheapest appliances to run, per hour, are televisions, refrigerators, light bulbs and phone chargers.