# How Much Electricity Does It Take to Boil a Kettle?

It takes about 2 kWh of electricity to boil water in a kettle. This is exceptionally low and takes much less electricity than other cooking methods.
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 It is not dependant on voltage. Kettles are made in various voltages. 240v in the UK, 110v in the USA and they even make 12v kettles for vehicles. The amount of work required to boil http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_volts_does_a_ke...
 These seem very low wattages. Are you sure? Mine is 3KW. The higher the wattage the faster the boil and the more electricity used. My 3KW one takes about four minutes for a full boil http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=201302...
 A 2000 Watt Kettle uses 2000 Joules per hour, so would be ~200 Joules to boil once. This is 0.556 kWh of electricity currently costing about 0.417p in UK http://www.kgbanswers.co.uk/how-much-does-it-cost-...
 I don't quite understand your question, maybe you can clarify? I can http://www.chacha.com/question/how-much-electricit...