Using Electric at peak times

Tulips2lips Posts: 33
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I'm sorry if this is posted in the wrong section but does anyone know if using your oven at peak times takes longer than off peak?  I'm not sure if I need a new oven or this is normal as I'm in a new routine where I'm using it at peak times.  Thanks😊


  • Netexporter
    Netexporter Posts: 1,043
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    Voltage may drop, slightly, at peak times but it won't make much difference to cooking times.
  • Scot_39
    Scot_39 Posts: 1,684
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    edited 15 January at 7:32PM
    There's a limit on range of mains voltage - 230V -6%, +10%.

    On a resistive load - at fixed resistance - thats approx 37% power difference - at the limits - if were to hit them.

    So in theory it might take notably longer to preheat an oven etc - but as to whether it would be noticeable in normal day to day use - not so sure.

    I don't tend to monitor it too cosely - and tend to ignore cooking times on packets anyway - as often find they are too low.

    And now use an air fryer - that takes a couple of minutes to warm - compared to a conventional oven.
  • markin
    markin Posts: 3,723
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    That would be 2-3min longer at most? Depending on set temp. Just bung the food in as you would normally.
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