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# This is how much your oven uses per month, but Endesa gives you the keys to saving electricity

How much does it cost to use the oven? Can we do something to save energy? We are going to talk about it in this article. We are going to explain how much it consumes, in general, to use this appliance each month. We will also give some tips so that you can make different adjustments and thus use less energy, so you will be able to pay less on the bill each month. You will see that, with some small changes, you can notice interesting savings.

In order to talk about all this, we are going to take data provided by OCU, where they have carried out different tests, with different models of ovens. This way, we can see more clearly how much exactly you consume each month. Also, we will rely on some advice that has been given since Endesa in terms of savings.

## How much does an oven use per month?

According to OCU data, in which they have analyzed different models, on average we spend €2.54 per month when using the oven. This represents about €30.48 per year. They have been based on using it twice a week, so each time we use it, it will cost us approximately €0.32. This will depend, as we are going to explain.

The first thing you should know is that Not all oven models are the same. There are more optimal ones, while others consume more electricity. It is also not the same to use it at a higher or lower temperature, longer or shorter, etc. These factors will influence consumption, but in general terms these are the data that we have seen.

Another issue to take into account is the energy price. Not all of us have the same contracted rate. In fact, if you have a rate with time discrimination and in the regulated market, you will see that it changes every day and it will not be the same to turn on the oven at night than during the day. There you can spend or save more.

In short, in general terms, according to OCU data, we spend at least €2.54 when using the oven. If you use it every day, logically that amount will increase. If you practically don’t use it, then you will spend less. But at least you can get an idea for an average use of twice a week.

## How to save energy

What can you do to save energy? The first thing is to use the oven properly. According to Endesa, something very important is Do not open the door. At least, don’t open it unless necessary. Keep in mind that every time you do it, cold air will enter from outside and it will have to run at higher power to maintain the temperature.

They also recommend from Endesa cook several dishes at once, as well as taking advantage of residual heat if you later have to heat something else. When you take out the food you are cooking, the oven will still have a high temperature and you will be able to put something else in, something that may need a lower temperature.

Plus, it comes in handy turn off the oven a few minutes before. Don’t turn it off just when you are going to take out the food. Once again, waste heat will play an important role in savings. The oven will maintain that temperature for a few minutes, so it will not need to be turned on completely.

Another piece of advice they give is to have a good maintenance. This is important in any appliance you use at home. Make sure you have a clean oven, as this will help it function optimally. You will be able to save energy by not needing as much power to operate.

As you can see, the oven is one of the most consumed appliances and it will depend on how much you use it. On average, according to OCU, it will consume about €2.54 per month. You can take into account Endesa’s advice to save. If you use home automation, check the devices connected to WiFi to see if the oven is there.