How Many Watts of Electricity does a George Foreman Grill / Panini Maker use?

Real power-use measurements from a george foreman grill / panini maker.

How Much Power does a George Foreman Grill / Panini Maker use

George Foreman Grill / Panini Maker: 1120 Watts


  • The George Foreman / Panini Grill is like a sideways toaster. It uses two heated metal plates to heat up sandwiches and other food.
  • Some grills probably have variable heat settings, but the one I tested only had one setting, which used 1,120 watts

Power Use

  • Watts: 1120
  • Kilowatts: 1.12 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 22 hundredths of one cent (0.22 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 13.4¢
  • cost per day: $1.08
  • cost per month: $20.44

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Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.