Expert finds cheapest way of boiling water and other money saving tips – Lancs Live

by MoneySaverExpert

A dad and engineer has explained the cheapest way to boil water and admitted the the answer “actually surprised me”.

The expert and academic, who goes by dinosaurdannyx on TikTok, tackled the question of how to save money making a cup of tea, and whether using a kettle or a hob is cheaper. He did an experiment to find out how much energy and cost was involved with boiling two litres of room temperature water.

For the first, he worked out how to measure the flow of gas used by his stove. From there he found out that it cost him around 1.99p to boil water using his hob. Using his electric kettle to boil the same volume of water cost 3.94p – almost twice as much.

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He said: “If you’re looking for an energy saving, go for the electric kettle. If you’re looking for a cost saving, go for the hob.”

He added: The results of this actually surprised me.”

TikTok user dinosaurdannyx
TikTok user dinosaurdannyx

It comes after a study by energy supplier Utilita and supermarket Iceland also revealed the prices of different cooking methods, based on the average amount of time each appliance is used for per day, as the cost of living crisis continues. Electric cookers can cost up to £316.54 a year to run, while in comparison microwaves can cost around £30.02 annually.

Other common kitchen appliances which were part of the study included the gas cooker, which costs around £120.83 a year, and the part-electric, part-gas dual cooker, costing or £264.03 annually, while an air fryer was said to cost £52.74 over a 12 month period.

Other money saving tips highlighted by the study included batch cooking, which could save up to £158 a year, potential savings of up to £68 a year by letting water simmer rather than leaving it boiling, and not overfilling the kettle could save £19 over a year.


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