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Electric oven and gas oven energy label: how to calculate consumption, energy class and instructions for reading and understanding the label of this appliance.
Theovenis one of thedomestic applianceswhich consumes more. To make theenergy label of the ovensit was Directive 2002/40 / EC but starting from January 1st 2015 a new one came into force energy label for electric ovenwhich has also been extended togas ovens.
Energy class electric oven and gas oven
With the new energy label of the ovens theenergy classesA +++, A ++, A +. Although these three efficiency classes have been on the market for several years, it is really difficult to find on the market,low energy consumption ovensat affordable prices.
Today, the cheapest ovens are still not a low consumption: unlike refrigerators and washing machines, where it is now easier to buy low-consumption classes with an acceptable price gap when it comes to low consumption ovens A + class also charges a lot compared to an A class.
The energy classes of the ovens, visible on the label, range from class A +++ to class D. At the moment, the low consumption ovens on the market reach the energy class A ++ and are charged dearly.
Energy label of the electric oven or gas oven
It is only since 2015 that the obligation toenergy labelalso concerns thegas ovens. In your home, it's probably theovenit is the appliance that consumes the most ... especially if it is very dated and with low energy efficiency.
In theenergy label of the oventhe first thing you read is the model number and its manufacturer. This information is followed by the appliance's identity card. In detail, here is the information available onenergy label of the electric or gas oven.
- Name of the manufacturer and initials of the product
- Type of power supply, gas or electric
- Energy efficiency class
- Capacity (expressed in liters) of the cooking chamber
- Electricity consumption per cycle of use
Energy consumption, both in electric and gas ovens, is indicated in two different pictograms. The first symbol indicates consumption in the static convection function (traditional oven). The symbol below, indicated with a fan, will clarify the electricity consumption required for a cooking cycle in ventilated mode.
In the article dedicated toenergy label of the TV, we have seen that electricity consumption was indicated on an annual basis. For the energy class of the ovens, consumption is indicated "on a one-hour cooking cycle" ... In theory, therefore, those values indicated on the label should tell you how much the oven consumes per hour. However, this is a somewhat "forced" standardization and difficult to recreate in the home because consumption depends on the type of load (the food you are cooking, how much heat it absorbs), the frequency of opening the door, the cleaning of the oven, from maintenance ... In short, there are many variables so it is only an indicative value that can tell us if one oven consumes more than another, but it will not provide us with detailed information on how much electricity we will consume using that oven for an hour !
The oven also consumes more in the heating phase.
How to save energy with the oven
Forsave with the ovennot only do you need to buy a device that is at least class A +, you can also follow these tips:
- Constant cleaning
Perform periodic oven maintenance and remember to clean all internal surfaces. An encrusted oven takes longer to cook and dissipates more energy (consumes more).
- Residual heat
Finish cooking with the oven off, using the residual heat in the cooking chamber.
- Avoid opening the door
Avoid opening the tailgate of theovenwhile cooking food. If you open the door, you not only cause the vapors to escape and you risk getting an excessively dry dish, in addition you will dissipate heat useful for cooking, heat that the oven will have to produce again by consuming more electricity.
- Pyrolytic cleaning
Pyrolytic cleaning is convenient but also very demanding in terms of electricity consumed.