Oven vs Air Fryer: Which is Cheaper for Home Cooking?

See if an air fryer can beat your oven for kitchen savings.

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Hikes in energy costs have ignited an interest in air fryers, but are they worth the hype? Keep your energy costs low with the guidance below.

Considering the average monthly electricity bill for residential customers in the United States increased 13% from 2021 to 2022, it’s no shock that households are being convinced of the long-term value of an air fryer. According to Bankrate, the typical American household spends $1,644 annually on electricity bills alone.

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3000 Watt Oven Usage Cost
Header Cell - Column 0 UsageCost
Day 3 kWh$0.30
Month91.2 kWh$9.13
Year1094 kWh$109.51

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Ben Demers
Audience Engagement Manager, Kiplinger.com

Ben Demers manages digital content and engagement at Kiplinger, informing readers through a range of personal finance articles, e-newsletters, social media, syndicated content, and videos. He is passionate about helping people lead their best lives through sound financial behavior, particularly saving money at home and avoiding scams and identity theft. Ben graduated with an M.P.S. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Vassar College. He joined Kiplinger in May 2017.

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