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Post Info TOPIC: over counter microwave convection VS toaster convection ovens


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over counter microwave convection VS toaster convection ovens


Can someone tell me if an 1800 watt model of each of these 2 would draw the same amount of power to use.  



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Yep ... 1800 Watts is 1800 Watts. Same input, but it is possible that the output could be slightly different.

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You could get a Kill-A-Watt and check it directly.  Here is an Amazon link for a Kill-A-Watt (about $29), https://www.amazon.com/P3-International-P4460-Electricity-Monitor/dp/B000RGF29Q/.  I have a similar device that also works well since it also saves high and low values, this is the newer model https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RHIXWM6/, for about $19.  The main problem is the manual is badly translated to English.  



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Be mindful of the heat produced by a toaster oven - much more than a microwave and microwave/convection ovens are well insulated.

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1800W is approximately 15 amps and thus you are at the maximum of most plugs on a counter top. Most built in microwaves plug into a 20 amp circuit; I'd find a way to run the toaster-oven off of that 20 amp circuit.

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Barbaraok wrote:

1800W is approximately 15 amps and thus you are at the maximum of most plugs on a counter top. Most built in microwaves plug into a 20 amp circuit; I'd find a way to run the toaster-oven off of that 20 amp circuit.


 Add on to Barb's comments - The 15 amp electrical receptacle by the kitchen counter most likely will also have other items on it.  Perhaps even the fridge or another outlet perhaps in use by a coffee pot, etc.  Therefore there may not even be 15 amps "available" on that circuit under all conditions.  Just something to keep in mind.



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