Electricity cost of 1 hottop basic roast...

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Electricity cost of 1 hottop basic roast...

Postby Belgik » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:13 am

...of 22 minutes till eject.
I just bought one of those "consumption meters" (because I was somewhat worried about the running cost of my slow to warm up Cimbali Junior, in a home situation).
Taking an extremely high "rule of thumb" price of €0.25 per kWh cost of electric power (in actual fact, it's more like €0.195 or so), one single 250 gram Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira 07-08 roast cost...€0.06.
Sigh (of relief). The machine is rated at max. 699 measured watts.

This weekend, I'll measure Junior's cost, but I expect it to be relatively minor, given above (and what I read in the past in discussions whether to leave on espresso machines 24/7 or not...)

The relief experienced at above's very reasonable cost led to the question what then constitutes the REST of the electricity consumption. Seems to be freezer, fridge, clotheswasher, dishwasher, plasma TV, lights...(our heating is gas).
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RE: Electricity cost of 1 hottop basic roast...

Postby lukas » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:22 pm

The Cimbali should play in a different league altogether, sorry to bring you sad news ;)
I measured mine a while ago and was at 50Cent/day, IIRC.
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Postby Belgik » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:08 pm

I am forced, Dear Lukas, to agree with you. It has been scientifically proven, today.
Over exactly 5 hours of operation of Junior, the figures are:
1.574 kWh = € 0.392
(at expensive estimated rate €0.25 per 1 kWh)
Maximum power rating 1364 watt.
I made 7 coffees in 2 sessions (morning and after lunch)
For roughly the same money (except water and ...coffee...), I could of course have made 300 espressos...
Any case, leaving on Junior 24/7 is out of the question in my home setting. And unnecessary...

Question: How late did I get out of bed? :lol:
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Thor tamper, Britta filtered water, cheap vacuum cleaner, Hottop "basic" roaster, green beans in stock.
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Postby Aadje » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:36 am

Answer: You didn't and had a long, long night . . .
Bits 'n' pieces . . .

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