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# How many watts does a stove use?

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A small electric stove uses 1,000 watts, and a larger heating element uses up to 3,000 watts. A stove does not use all of its maximum rated power; it only uses power as it heats up until it reaches the set temperature. An average stove top element uses 1,500 watts per hour while it heats on medium or high.

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Heating water in an electric kettle requires less energy than heating it on a stove. While an electric kettle uses 2,000 watts, it is designed to heat the water faster because the heating element is in direct contact with the water.

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