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Anyone know the cost of boiling water with a kettle?

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  1. jojo

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    I'm curious. Does anyone know the approx. cost of boiling, lets say 2L of water with an electric kettle?

    I don't need it to be exact, just an approx. figure, so no quadratic equations or whatever please. lol
     
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    A 3kw kettle running for an hour with 'leccy at say 13p / unit will cost 39p/hr to run. Say the kettle takes 3 mins to boil, then it will cost 3/60 x 39p or about 2p
     
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    2p, is that it? Damn staff at work are caning the kettle, boiling 2L of water to make 1 cup of Tea, so I had a moan at them, but I guess it all adds up in the long run.

    Cheers.
     
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    You can take a tiny bit of consolation from the fact that the unused heated water will be heating the surrounding air as it cools, thereby saving your central heating a little. It's less efficient than the heating but still :shrug:
     
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    In an open kitchen full of woks and deep fat fryers?
     
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    Minimal effect possibly :yes:
     
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    I'd lose all the additional heat, when the first customer turns up and opens the front door! lol
     
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    Get a bigger kettle then! :icon_thumright:
     
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    Get one of those travel kettles. Force them into making their tea one. cup. at. a. time.

    Owned!
     
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    The ones where you have to plug into a ciggy lighter to use - GENIUS! Just send them outside and say to them, "boil the water with your car mofo's" :)
     
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    Lol :icon_thumright:
     
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    I didn't even think of that! Good call that man, go and use your own leccy bitches!

    I ment one of those teeny tiny plasticy jobbies you get in cheap hotels...
     
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    The comments in this thread are so funny, brought a grin to my chops. :icon_thumright:
     
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    You need one of these

    http://www.theowl.com/

    Ours uses about 20p per hour whilst it is on - obviously it only takes 2mins to boil but you can work it out from there. Quite interesting to see what other stuff in the house eats up the juice
     
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    Aren't British Gas now supplying something similar for free to their customers. I've asked for one, but it's yet to arrive, did get a CO detector istead though for some reason. not so good at saving me money, but then could possibly save my life i suppose. Ah well, swings and roundabouts!
     
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    What about the cost of the water Joe?
     
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    Hey Dan, hows things?

    Water's got to be pennies aswell methinks, so say 5p per 2L kettle boiled up wouldn't be far off, it all adds up though......
     
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    My uncle designed this for this reason.
     
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    At 30 squid, I'll give it a miss, it will take a lotta 2p's to buy one!

    I got one of those giant Thermal Flasks for a tenner instead.
     
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    That kettles a great idea, my brother is a royal PITA like your workers mate, we have one of those Brita Acclario filter ones & have to say its bloody fantastic man, tried new ones & they're *****, but point is he fills the poxy thing up & makes one cuppa, keep saying the same thing to him, next time I'll stick him inside the bloody thing & boil him for 2 minutes if he doesnt listen, I mean 3kw number of times a day we make tea adds up I tell yer.

    Also reason why so conscious of the cost if we actually have one of those Owl power cost checkers rigged in & I can see when something comes on how the cost spirals & the kettle especially just jumps from 6p an hour to 30p+, as they say every little helps.

    Good thing is the kettle makes a fantastic cuppa with filtered water & bloody quick aswell, lmfao, so tbh overall I'd prefer a nice cuppa over the extra 2p I think.
     
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    Not too bad Joe, just the usual work work work. You know the score.

    Hope your business is doing well.

    Regards,

    Dan.
     
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    Good stuff, I'm not too bad neither, just putting implementing some economy/energy savings into my business, like switching things off earlier, or reducing usage of certain equipment. etc. :)
     
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    Hi Jo, if the gas burners are always on, why don't you buy a stainless steel kettle? then you'll defo save some pennies.
     

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