How much electricity does air fryer consume in India?

Are you planning to buy an air fryer but want to know:

How Much Electricity Does an Air Fryer consume?

In this article, IndianHomez team member Pradip Singh discussed about air fryer power consumption costs with examples.

How much electricity does air fryer consume?

Electricity consumption depends on the wattage of the air fryer and for how long it’s being used. In India, air fryers comes with 1200 watts to 2500 watts of power. The average electricity consumption is 1.2 Units to 2.5 Units per hour.

1 Unit = 1 kWh (power consumption).

For example, this INALSA air fryer comes with 1400 watts of power. If this Inalsa air fryer is used for 1 hour then it’ll consume 1.4 kWh or 1.4 Unit of electricity.

Electricity rates varies in India a lot. In rural areas per unit costs is around 6 rupees while in metro cities is approx. 10-15 rupees.

Philips air fryer electricity consumption

If we take an example of Philips Air fryer power consumption:

PHILIPS Digital Air Fryer HD9252/90 comes with 1400 watts of power. It’ll consume 1.4 kWh power and 1.4 units of electricity per hour.

Philips air fryer electricity consumption
Philips air fryer electricity consumption

Philips air fryers are energy efficient, comes with rapid air technology which take less time to air fry foods.

Does an air fryer use more electricity than a microwave?

Air fryers need constant energy source to provide rapid air heating. On the other hand, microwave ovens don’t need constant energy but requires preheating. Hence microwave consume more electricity compared to air fryers.

Foods that takes less time to cook and in small is best for air fryers and food items with long cooking time is best on the microwave oven or OTG.

Air Fryer Power Consumption Calculator

The formula for calculating consumption is:

(Wattage × Hours Used Per Day) ÷ 1000 = Daily Kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumption.

Are Air Fryers energy efficient?

Air fryers are energy efficient. They cut down power consumption by designing closed rapid air heating technology, variable wattage and smart auto shutoff without any idle mode.

  • Rapid air heating – By using a rapid air heating system with small design of an air fryer it takes less time to reach high temperatures thus less energy consumption.
  • Auto shutoff – Most Air fryers automatically shutoff when foods are cooked. Thus saving fraction amount of electricity bill.
  • Adjustable wattage – some air fryers these days come with wattage that can be adjusted to suit our needs. This indeed is a cherry on a perfectly iced cake!


  1. How much power do air fryers use?

    In India, Air Fryers generally uses an average of 1400 Watts slightly better than other kitchen appliances such as an oven and electric kettle.

  2. Are air fryers more economical?

    Cooking in an Air fryer proves to be more economical and saves a lot of electricity, but for long use, they tend to be less and less economical in terms of power usage.

  3. How many amps does an air fryer use?

    In India, Air Fryers need 15 amps plug socket for safe operation with 220 Volts.

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