Previously energy consumed by the coffee makers was not that noticeable but with emergence of new technologies and features, coffee makers also came under the category where it consumes significant amount of energy which can’t be ignored. We use coffee machines in daily basis and sometimes it is used 2-3 times or more to brew coffee in a day. So, it became quite obvious to design a machine which is not just effective and user friendly but energy efficient too.
From a research conducted worldwide shows that about 60% of homes own coffee machines. Well, it said that smaller machines with less power consume less energy but today people are going for professional type coffee makers. The major issue is that people don’t turn off the device when it’s not in a use and a machine still draws electricity even if it’s in the standby mode. So, it is advisable to turn it off completely when not in a use. Addition to it, manufacturers are working on development of a device which is not just energy efficient but also have features like automatic switch-off when it’s not in use.
From a survey done by Energy Star, they have mentioned different product types or makers and manufacturers which guaranteed to deliver you energy efficient coffee makers. From their scoping report, the manufactures which are pioneers in this list are (the list is not in a particular order)
1. Black & Decker
8. Mr. Coffee
10. Hamilton Beach
A coffee maker or espresso machine may use power for a wide range task to accomplish each function. Thus, in order to find energy use, it is necessary to take into concern the power usage of the whole “coffee-phase” or the time in which it’s in use. In the below table we will explain the estimated household annual energy use and where you save this energy:
|Product Type||Estimated Household energy use annually (kwH)||Your saving possibilities|
|Drip coffee maker (full 10-12 cups)||100-150||20%|
|Single serve coffee maker||45-65||40%|
|Espresso Machine (Pump & Super automatic makers)||30-50||25%|
|Steam Espresso makers||10-30||35%|
From the table above you can see steam-driven espresso makers and single-serve coffee makers saves a lot of energy. Addition to this, there is different input power rating for each devices ranging from:
- Steam-driven espresso maker: 600-800W
- Pump & Super automatic Espresso Machine: 1000-1500W
- Single-Serve Coffee Maker: 900-1500W
- Automatic Drip Filter(full 10-12 cups): 750-1200W
The power consumption is directly related to the electricity being used by these machines i.e. more power (W) of the machine then more energy is spent. Again it’s completely dependent on, how many times you are using the device in a day, whether you are turning off the device or not? Or keeping it in a standby mode etc. all these factors decide how energy efficient is that device.
Now at the end we can conclude that there are a number of energy-efficient coffee machines maker available in the market to choose from, so not only are you saving the environment but you are also saving on your electricity bill. It’s always suggested to check the online reviews before buying any machine and if you are looking for energy efficient devices or coffee makers, do the same. There are also a number of other websites give the idea that compares the different brands and models.
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