Idli or dosa is an ideal snack to have before going to the office. Though you have the luxury of ordering through Zomato or Swiggy, nothing can beat the fluffy idlis and crisp dosas made at home.
You need a wet grinding machine to grind smooth idli/dosa batter. However, are you worried about the power these grinders consume?
You can rest assured because they do not consume much power. Our wet grinder power consumption calculator can help you determine the amount of electricity these appliances consume.
As simple as it comes
Using our wet grinder power consumption calculator is convenient. It requires the minimum input to deliver the most impactful output you need.
- Enter the rated power consumption of the appliance. It is available in the specification sheet or the instruction manual of the wet grinding machine.
- Estimate the average amount of time you would use the wet grinder daily. It depends on the quantity you grind and the frequency of usage. Generally, we can assume a nominal figure of half an hour.
- Input the electricity tariff rate in your area. The figures are available on your electricity bill. Besides, you can refer to our detailed state-wise tariff article to know your exact tariff rate.
On entering this information, you get an instant output detailing the following.
- The amount of power your wet grinder consumes daily, monthly, and annually
- The effect it can have on your electricity bill
Here is a quick real-time calculation using two of the best and most popular wet grinders.
|Parameters/Wet Grinders||Butterfly Smart Wet Grinder – 2L||Prestige PWG 07 Wet Grinder – 2L|
|Rate power of your appliance in Watts||150||200|
|Average daily usage in hours/minutes||30 minutes||30 minutes|
|Electricity tariff in Rs||7||7|
|Daily units consumed by the wet grinder||0.07||0.10|
|Monthly units consumed by the appliance||2.10||3.00|
|Effect on your monthly electricity bill in Rs||14.70||21.00|
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I opt for a higher power-rated wet grinder?
Wet grinders for domestic use generally come equipped with a 150W or 200W motor. That should be ideal for your requirements. However, investing in a higher power-rated wet grinder can lead to higher power consumption.
How do I use the wet grinder wisely to save power?
In the normal course, idli or dosa batter takes around 20 to 30 minutes for efficient grinding. However, you should not overload the machine or grind batter in low quantities. Overloading can tire the motor and lead to more power consumption. If you have less quantity to grind, your regular mixer grinder can do a good job.
Which is a better appliance between a regular mixer grinder and a wet grinder?
A wet grinder is a better appliance for grinding a sufficient quantity of idli batter for the entire family. Your regular mixer grinders are good for grinding in small quantities.
Geetha Srinivasan is a homemaker by profession and choice. Her passion and skill in understanding the nuances of electric appliances prove handy in providing information about Home & kitchen appliances in the most straightforward manner possible.