How Many Watts of Electricity does a Coffee Maker use?

Real power-use measurements from a coffee maker.

How Much Power does a Coffee Maker use

Coffee Maker: 819 Watts


  • Coffee makers heat up a reservoir of water, which boils up thorough a tube and onto a pile of coffee grounds. The heater is below the pot, which is also used to keep the brewed coffee hot
  • Uses a thermostat to turn heater on and off. Uses either 0 or 819 watts.

Power Use

  • Watts: 819
  • Kilowatts: 0.819 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 16 hundredths of one cent (0.16 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 9.8¢
  • cost per day: 79¢
  • cost per month: $14.95

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