Do George Foreman Grills Use A Lot of Electricity

The Electrical Cost of Using Your Grill

Determining Cost of Appliances
Determining Cost of Appliances

You may be thinking do George Foreman Grills use a lot of electricity to operate. The short answer is no. You’ll be surprised on how little they actually use. You will find that operating a George Foreman Grill will not bust your electric budget. Read on to find out more.

In this article we will share just what the average cost of a George Foreman Grill uses in watts and the average cost to the consumer on their electric bill.

Finding The Average Usage Per Day

When calculating the electrical cost of the George Foreman Grill you must know a few things.

  • The appliance wattage
  • How many hours is the appliance used per day
  • How many kilowatt-hours does it use
  • Average cost of a kilowatt hour (kWh)

Once you know the above information you can calculate the cost of using that appliance. In our case, a George Foreman Grill.

George Foreman Grills come in the following serving size models. If you know the servings of yours just insert the wattage for the type of grill you own to determine the approximate cost. Or, find the wattage on your own grill and use those values in the math below.

George Foreman Grill Average Wattages:

  • 2-servings grill average wattage: 760
  • 4-servings grill average wattage: 1120-1150
  • 5-servings grill average wattage: 1200-1440
  • 9-servings grill average wattage: 1500
  • 15-servings grill average wattage: 1600

Calculating Watts to kWh

I have an Evolve Grill that has a wattage rating of 1440. I use this grill 1 hour per day 5 days a week.

I need to find the daily kilowatt hours for my Evolve Grill:

(Wattage x Hours used daily) ÷ 1,000 = kWh per day

With our example: 1440 x 1 = 1440 ÷ 1,000 = 1.44 kWh per day

The Daily Cost of using the Evolve Grill

Daily Costs = kWh x Electricity Rate (look on electric bill for this charge)

My example: kWh 1.44 x .06449 (electricity rate) = .09286 or 9.3 cents per day rounded up

To get the annual cost just multiply .093 x 5 x 52 = $24.18

My annual cost for using this grill is $24.18 at 5 times a week for 1 hour a day or $2.02 a month. If for example, the grilling time is only 30 minutes a day, then I would divide the result by 2 or $12.09 a year or $1.01 a month.

Another example, I use this grill 1 hour a day every day of the year the annual cost would be: $33.95

To determine the monthly cost, just divide the annual result by 12.

The bottom line here is using your grill is not expensive in electrical costs and you get the added benefit of eating healthy food with less fat.

The Indoor/Outdoor Grill 

  • Model: GRP1060B (15-servings)
  • Wattage: 1600
  • Usage: 2 hours a day, 1 day per week
  • kWh hours: 1600 x 2 = 3200 ÷ 1,000 = 3.20 kWh per day
  • Daily Cost: 3.2 x .06449 = 0.206 or 20.6 cents per day.
  • Annual Cost: 0.206 x 52 = $10.71

Since most electric companies bill monthly, the monthly cost of using this grill is: $0.89 cents.


As you can see, using your George Foreman Grill will cost very little to operate. You can use the above examples in determining your costs for using your grill. Be sure to save your electric bill as it shows the kWh charge.

You can use this formula in determining the costs of your other electrical appliances. All you need to know is the wattage and follow the math above.

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