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    • neas
    • By neas 19th Feb 09, 4:09 PM
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    How much do Electric ovens cost to run vs Gas ovens?
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    • 19th Feb 09, 4:09 PM
    How much do Electric ovens cost to run vs Gas ovens? 19th Feb 09 at 4:09 PM
    See above question?

    Landlord is replacing old knackered gas oven with a new electric oven... while im happy to have a new one, how much is it gonna cost to run it?

    I.e at gas mark 8 how much more does it cost? :P

    Thanks!
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    • Farway
    • By Farway 19th Feb 09, 4:17 PM
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    • 19th Feb 09, 4:17 PM
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    • 19th Feb 09, 4:17 PM
    Probably more as electricity per kilowatt is usually dearer than gas for same energy
  • KimYeovil
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    • 19th Feb 09, 4:36 PM
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    • 19th Feb 09, 4:36 PM
    Electricity is more responsive (in ovens) and more or less 100% efficient and the new oven will probably be better insulated and have a more accurate thermostat. Won't be enough to completely wipe out the higher cost per kWh but will do a decent amount to mitigate it somewhat.
    • neas
    • By neas 19th Feb 09, 4:39 PM
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    • 19th Feb 09, 4:39 PM
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    • 19th Feb 09, 4:39 PM
    thats what i figured, was just looking for some typical costs.

    I.e 20 quid more a year 100 quid more a year etc :P

    Yea I also figured, itll be 'green' compared to old shitty thing lol. So shouldnt be too much diff. thanks all.

    Just we signed up to new flat and today everything we seemed to do seems to change... oven from gas to electric (granted we get new oven so its great ) and boiler being repaired.. so hes a good landlord just throwing me a few curveballs lol.
  • Magentasue
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    • 19th Feb 09, 4:42 PM
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    • 19th Feb 09, 4:42 PM
    Although ... I used to have an electric oven and it took ages to heat up compared to the gas one I have now. I don't have the oven on for as long as I used to, and as said, gas is less than a third of the price lof electricity.
  • KimYeovil
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    • 19th Feb 09, 4:47 PM
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    • 19th Feb 09, 4:47 PM
    The good news is it should be easy enough to practically find out yourself how much your particular oven costs. The bad news is the reason it will be easy is because the meter will go round so much you'll be able to read and differentiate the start and end readings easily!
    • 1carminestocky
    • By 1carminestocky 19th Feb 09, 4:47 PM
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    • 19th Feb 09, 4:47 PM
    We got a Grande Remoska and use our double leccy-guzzling oven maybe twice a week now as opposed to every day previously. Whilst I completely accept that the £100 it cost is a little excessive to 'save on leccy' it really does use a much smaller amount of leccy to do basically the same job (in fact, my very hard to please, born-sceptic better half wouldn't cook meat in anything else now). It's rated at 650 watts and our cooker is rated at 3kwh (although I accept that the oven is thermostatically controlled so isn't using leccy all the time whereas the Remoska is 'always on, i.e. no thermostat'). Beauty of a Remoska if (like you) you live in rented accomodation is it leaves with you.
    • penrhyn
    • By penrhyn 19th Feb 09, 5:05 PM
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    • 19th Feb 09, 5:05 PM
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    • 19th Feb 09, 5:05 PM
    I've a Remoska Mini, ideal for singles.


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    • simongregson
    • By simongregson 19th Feb 09, 5:31 PM
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    • 19th Feb 09, 5:31 PM
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    • 19th Feb 09, 5:31 PM
    I would go for gas. After all, the wasted heat from the gas oven heats your house. Gas is cheaper per KWh.

    Also gas ovens have less that could go wrong with them.
  • kjsmith7
    Another way of looking at it (very rough calculations):

    1 number on an elec meter ticking around (eg 00001 going to 00002) is the equivalent of 1 kWh and costs very roughly between 15p and 25p (on a one rate meter, depending on tariff, supplier, whether you're on a long term contract that you fixed years ago, whether they have a two tier system, standing charges, etc.).

    1 number on a metric/5 dial gas meter ticking around (eg 00001 to 00002) is the equivalent of roughly 11kWh, and costs between 3p and 8p (again depending on supplier, tariff, etc. etc. etc.).

    Obviously, gas and elec appliances use energy differently, but gas is usually cheaper than electric.

    Hope that helps
  • storminbalder
    costs very roughly between 15p and 25p
    Originally posted by kjsmith7
    You need to change supplier. I pay just under 10p a unit!
    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 19th Feb 09, 10:01 PM
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    1 number on a metric/5 dial gas meter ticking around (eg 00001 to 00002) is the equivalent of roughly 11kWh, and costs between 3p and 8p (again depending on supplier, tariff, etc. etc. etc.).
    Originally posted by kjsmith7
    Just to be clear, that's between 3p and 8p per kWh (not per 11kWh).
    Stompa
    • LeeSouthEast
    • By LeeSouthEast 19th Feb 09, 10:13 PM
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    Unscientific but our electricity cost was £35/mo with an electric oven used almost every day, at least once a day. We also ran a standard household bungalow and everything else it used, including a server running 24/7.

    I shouldn't worry about it too much. The cost was negligable compared to our gas, which was through the roof due to crap insulation in the property.
  • kjsmith7
    Just to be clear, that's between 3p and 8p per kWh (not per 11kWh).
    Originally posted by Stompa
    Sorry, I do apologise, that is what I meant to say

    You need to change supplier. I pay just under 10p a unit!
    by storminbalder
    I was just wracking my brain for an average. I am on BG Price Guarantee December 2009, so my electricity is 0.8% more expensive, but my gas is around 10% cheaper even after the recent decrease. I'm happy enough.

    [My actual prices are (inc VAT) and and with no standing charge:

    Gas - first 670kWh per quarter at 7.092p and everything else in that quarter at 2.975p.
    Elec - first 125kWh per quarter at 23.821p and everything else in that quarter at 12.647p.

    It was pretty much the best deal I could see at the time without being locked in for years. I wish I'd fixed back in 2005!!!]
  • Garz
    I would go for gas. After all, the wasted heat from the gas oven heats your house. Gas is cheaper per KWh.

    Also gas ovens have less that could go wrong with them.
    Originally posted by simongregson

    I think this ideology is daft. Whilst you could look at this positively
    After all, the wasted heat from the gas oven heats your house.
    it also means you dont mind wastage. The latter part is however correct gas is slightly cheaper.

    I had a gas oven and it was terrible, very inefficient and when I ripped it out recently was glad (will miss the hob though).

    Also gas ovens have less that could go wrong with them.
    Expand on this, what is your reasoning?
  • BexTech
    Food tastes better cooked in a gas oven.
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  • Garz
    Food tastes better cooked in a gas oven.
    Originally posted by BexTech
    Depends on what food. I like my naan breads cooked in a tandoor oven..
    • mike_the_bike
    • By mike_the_bike 20th Feb 09, 11:26 PM
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    Another question...I live on my own and have a fan assisted built in oven which isn't exactly full when I cook for myself...I've noticed these small ovens you can buy with built in grill for around thirty quid....Would I soon recoup the cost of buying one of these by the savings on not using the large oven?
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    • LeeSouthEast
    • By LeeSouthEast 26th Feb 09, 11:18 AM
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    Not sure you'd recoup any time soon, but they're fun to use and do use less.
    • simongregson
    • By simongregson 26th Feb 09, 8:48 PM
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    I think this ideology is daft. Whilst you could look at this positively it also means you dont mind wastage. The latter part is however correct gas is slightly cheaper.

    I had a gas oven and it was terrible, very inefficient and when I ripped it out recently was glad (will miss the hob though).



    Expand on this, what is your reasoning?
    Originally posted by Garz
    The point is that since gas cookers are flueless, any heat that is not used for cooking will be released into your house. therfore you will use less fuel in your main heating system to maintain the temperature.

    In terms of reliability, this is mainly from experinece of both. Electric heating elements seem to have a pretty finite lifespan, gas hobs in particular are just a tap connected to the gas pipe, fairly unlikely to go wrong. The oven is a bit more complicated, but as I said in my practical experience the only thing that has ever gone wrong with our gas cooker is the ignition for the burners went wrong. This was a very old cooker. In contrast when we lived in a rented house with an old electric cooker the thing was constantly breaking. Perhaps newer electric cookers are more reliable.
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