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This is the cost of running household appliances per hour

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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.