The Best Low Wattage Cooking Appliances – Canada
If you’re in Canada and you’re looking to reduce your energy costs whilst helping the environment out in the process, then you should consider getting some low watt cooking appliances to fill your kitchen.
Low wattage appliances use less energy than traditional appliances, meaning you’ll save money on your monthly/yearly electricity bills. You’ll also be able to do this without having to compromise on performance – many of these appliances are just as good as their high watt counterparts!
We’ve put together this list specifically for those in Canada, as most of the appliances on the wider site aren’t available outside of the US.
Low Watt Air Fryers
People buy air fryers for a few reasons: they’re a healthy alternative to deep frying, they’re quick and evenly cook food, and they use less electricity than a stove or oven.
Air fryers come in different wattages, with the average coming in at around 1800W. Lower watt models can be 1000W and under. You need to consider how often you’ll use the air fryer when choosing a model, as well as how much time you’re willing to wait for your food to cook.
Check out these 2 awesome low watt air fryers that are available in Canada.
Aria Premium Air Fryer
MAX TEMPERATURE: 400°F
The Aria Premium Air Fryer is an creatively designed and beautifully crafted kitchen appliance that allows you to bake, fry, grill, re-heat, roast, toast and cook!
It's faster than a traditional oven, utilizing AriaFlow technology to cook your food rapidly, without oil, and reduce the amount of fat by up to 80%. And with a pull-out basket, it's easy to pour your food on to your plate or in a bowl once it's finished cooking.
This air fryer is easy-to-use - the retro-style dial controls the temperature and cooking method. Cleaning is also made simple, thanks to the ceramic basket and crisping rack, which are both dishwasher-safe. They're also free Teflon, PTFE, PFOA, Lead, BPA and and other toxins.
Pro: Cooks food quickly. Easy to use and clean.
Con: The handle is fragile. No temperature setting. Small cooking area – suits a single person.
Dash Tasti-Crisp Electric Air Fryer
MAX TEMPERATURE: 400°F
The Dash Tasti-Crisp Electric Air Fryer is a must-have for any kitchen. With its AirCrisp Technology that uses rapid air circulation, it gets food crispier, faster than ever before.
Control the temperature easily with a swipe of the temperature wheel located at the top of the appliance, and set the timer dial to up to 30 minutes - plenty of time to cook all of your favorite fried dishes.
Other features include a non-stick cooking basket that's easy to clean, an auto shut-off feature that ends the cooking cycle once the timer stops, ensuring your food doesn't get burnt, and a cool touch handle. You also get a free recipe booklet to help you cook the most popular meals.
This compact air fryer is lightweight, weighing half as much as a regular fryer, making it portable and suitable for small kitchens, dorm rooms, and RVs.
Pro: Easy-to-use, with just 2 dials. Cooks food evenly. Doesn't take up much room on the counter.
Con: Small cooking area – will suit 1–2 people. Food needs more time to cook than the suggested times. The tray might be difficult to clean.
Low Watt Rice Cookers
A rice cooker is a great kitchen appliance to have because it will make preparing delicious rice a whole lot easier. They come in different wattages, and you can find low wattage rice cookers if you’re looking for something smaller.
Rice cookers are also energy efficient, so you can save some money on your monthly electricity bill. A typical model will have a wattage of 300W-1000W, but there are some that are lower, using under 300W.
We’ve selected 2 of the latter, which you can check out below.
Black and Decker Personal Size Rice Cooker
CAPACITY: 3 cups
SIZE: 20.3 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm
The Black and Decker Personal Size Rice Cooker is perfect for small households or for cooking just a little bit of rice for one person.
After just 20-30 minutes, you're left with delicious rice; and with the automatic keep-warm feature, it'll stay warm until you're ready to eat it.
The removable, dishwasher-safe nonstick bowl means your rice won't get stuck to the bottom like it does when cooked in a pot, and makes cleanup a breeze.
The tempered glass lid lets you see how your rice is cooking without having to open the cooker, and the steam vent prevents the build-up of excess steam. Plus, when you remove the lid, you'll find the built-in lid holder useful.
As a bonus, you get a measuring cup and spoon so you can measure out the perfect amount of rice every time.
Pro: Can cook more than just rice: soup, vegetables and noodles. Rice doesn't get stuck to the pot.
Con: Water sometimes spills out of the lid. Actual cooking area is smaller than the pictures suggest.
Aroma Housewares ARC-363-1NGB Rice Cooker
CAPACITY: 3 cups (Uncooked)
SIZE: 23.9 x 20.5 x 24 cm
The Aroma Housewares ARC-363-1NGB Rice Cooker is a great addition to any kitchen. It's multi-functional, allowing you to steam vegetables as well as cook rice.
The one-touch operation makes it easy to use, and the automatic keep warm feature ensures that your rice will stay warm until you're ready to eat.
No need to worry about your rice getting stuck to the bottom of the pot; the nonstick, BPA-free inner bowl prevents that, making cleanup a breeze. Plus, the compact size makes it easy to store when not in use.
You'll know when your appliance is on and your rice is done, thanks to the indicator lights; and the cool touch handle ensures that you won't burn your hands while cooking.
Everything you need is included: inner pot, steamer tray, measuring cup, and rice paddle.
Pro: Also cooks other things well, like quinoa, pasta and couscous. Rice comes out perfect and moist. Won't take up too much counter space.
Con: Some have complained that the construction of the cooker is awkward, and that the parts don't fit well together, causing possible wobbling. Small – would suit 1–2 people.
Low Watt Slow Cookers
Slow cookers are a great appliance to have in your kitchen, as they’re affordable, energy efficient, and easy to use. Most models use around 200-300 watts on their highest heat setting.
Some models, particularly smaller ones for small households, use even less wattage, and are considered low watt. The 2 slow cookers we’ve found for you come in at under 200W, making them a great choice for those looking for an electricity-friendly appliance.
Maxi-Matic MST-250XW Elite Cuisine Slow Cooker
SIZE: 22.4 x 18.8 x 22.4 cm
The Maxi-Matic MST-250XW Elite Cuisine Slow Cooker is a versatile, compact, and lightweight slow cooker that lets you cook a variety of dishes.
It has low, high, and defrost settings that make it perfect for cooking all types of food, and the tempered clear glass lid helps you keep an eye on your dish without having to lift the lid and let heat escape.
The inner stoneware pot is removable and dishwasher safe, making the cleaning up process simple, and the cool-touch handle and knobs keep your hands safe from burning while you're cooking.
Pro: Can be used to make herbal oils, too. Powerful and easy-to-use.
Con: Small – suitable for 1 person. Takes a while to heat up. Highest temperature is extremely hot and will quickly burn your food.
Courant Oval Slow Cooker
SIZE: 36.32 x 28.19 x 21.84 cm
The Courant Oval Slow Cooker is a top quality appliance that will make your life so much easier. The cool-touch handles and knobs keep you safe while cooking, and the power indicator light lets you know when the cooker is on.
With 3 heat settings - low, high and keep warm - this slow cooker can is capable of cooking a variety of dishes, from sauces to casseroles, and keeping your food warm until you're ready to eat it.
The removable, non-stick ceramic pot is easy to clean and safe to put in the dishwasher, while the brushed stainless steel housing looks great in any kitchen.
The non-skid feet keep it in place on the counter top, and the tempered glass lid seals in heat and moisture, and lets you see the progress of your food without removing the lid.
Pro: Easy-to-use. Comes with a handy recipe book.
Con: The inner pot might is smaller than the unit would suggest, so would suit 1–2 people. Quite heavy.
Low Watt Toaster Ovens
Smaller, multi-functional kitchen appliances that won’t break the bank, like toaster ovens, are capable of doing just about everything a larger traditional oven can do. They take up much less space while offering many of the same conveniences, and can be used to broil, bake, toast, roast and keep your food warm.
Another benefit is that they’ll use a fraction of the energy a conventional oven would, yet still give great results. The average wattage of a toaster oven is around 1400W, with a few models coming in below 1200W. We’ve listed 2 of the latter kind below.
Black and Decker TO1313SBD Toaster Oven
CAPACITY: 9” Pizza or 4 Slices of Bread
MAX TEMPERATURE: 450°F
The Black and Decker TO1313SBD toaster oven is the perfect way to quickly and easily toast your bread, bagels, English muffins, pizza and more. It's versatile and lets you bake, broil, toast and re-warm your food.
Utilizing EvenToast technology, this toaster oven ensures even cooking and toasting every time. Not only is there a keep-warm feature for keeping your food warm until you're ready to eat it, there's also a stay-on feature for longer baking or toasting tasks that exceed the 30-minute timer.
The removable crumb tray makes for easy cleaning, and the included bake pan and broil rack provide added versatility.
Pro: Great for reheating and toasting all types of bread. Fits snugly on your counter top. Lightweight but sturdy.
Con: Not great for cooking large meals or roasting meat. Small. Will start to smoke if there are too many crumbs.
Hamilton Beach 31344D Easy Reach Toaster Oven
CAPACITY: 4 slices or 9” pizza
MAX TEMPERATURE: 22.8 x 40.9 x 30.3 cm
The Hamilton Beach 31344D Toaster Oven offers up all the cooking needs in one appliance. This multi-functional oven has a contoured, easy to use control knob that makes operation simple.
With dual racks, you have plenty of flexibility in cooking. The included baking tray makes it easy to get started, and the roll-top door means getting to your food has never been easier.
The Hamilton Beach 31344D Toaster Oven also features a 30-minute timer and auto shut-off. The removable crumb tray ensures an easy cleanup. With all these features, the Hamilton Beach 31344D Toaster Oven is the perfect appliance for any kitchen.
Pro: Easy to remove hot food, due to the roll-top. Much less likely to burn yourself. Plus it's easy to clean and the reheat function will match your microwave.
Con: The dial for the toaster might be difficult to turn, as you have to turn it while pressing the bottom on top.
Low Watt Electric Griddles
Electric griddles are a great alternative to traditional kitchen appliances. They’re portable, affordable, and easy to use. They’re also a more efficient way to cook, as they use less electricity than many other appliances.
The typical electric griddle will use 1500 watts, but there are a number of low wattage models that use 1000 watts or less. This can save you money on your electric bill over time.
If you’re looking for a low wattage electric grill/griddle, you’ll love the 2 we’ve selected for you below.
NutriChef Electric Crepe Maker Griddle
SIZE: 30.5 x 32.8 x 6.1 cm (12 inches)
No need for a stove top with the NutriChef Electric Crepe Maker Griddle! This 12-inch electric griddle is perfect for making quick breakfast meals like crepes and blintzes, as well as pancakes, bacon, and eggs.
With the adjustable rotary dial temperature control, you can customize your cooking experience to suit a variety of dishes; and the non-stick aluminum surface ensures that flipping and removal is mess-free.
The griddle pan also has an LED indicator light to let you know when the desired temperature has been reached.
Included with the griddle is a wooden spatula and batter spreader, making breakfast preparation easier than ever before.
Pro: Easy-to-use. Won't burn your food. Also makes scallion pancakes. Easy to store after use.
Con: Not big enough for more than 1 crepe. Some have complained that the surface isn't completely flat, a universal thickness can't be reached when making pancakes or crepes.
iCucina Electric Griddle
TEMPERATURE RANGE: 240ºF to 400ºF
SIZE: 47.7 x 35.1 x 16.1 cm
If you're looking for a griddle that's easy-to-use and packed with awesome features, the iCucina Electric Griddle is your thing!
Cooking a wide variety of dishes has never been easier, thanks to the 5-level temperature control, which is removable. Food cooks evenly and quickly, and the non-stick surface ensures it won't get burnt and get stuck to the bottom of the pan.
Thanks to the detachable elements, including the temperature dial, base and drip pan, cleaning your griddle is a breeze. The base stays cool, and so too does the handle, meaning you won't burn your hands when the griddle is in use.
And you'll always know when the appliance is on, thanks to the indicator light.
Pro: Heats up quickly, and the heat distribution is very good.
Con: Smaller than it looks. Temperature knob isn't intuitive and doesn't have temperatures printed.
Low Watt Hot Plates
Hot plates can be a convenient way to cook small meals or heat liquids, and enable you to avoid powering up a full-sized stove. They’re also cheap, portable, and perfect for camping and caravan trips.
Most hot plates tend to use quite a lot of electricity, compared to some other cooking appliances, with the average using 1500W. If you’re just looking for a single burner, however, you can find models that come in at 1000W and less.
The 2 low watt hot plates on our list below do just that.
Elite Cuisine Gourmet Electric Hot Burner
SIZE: 27.05 x 23.24 x 9.27 cm
The Elite Cuisine Gourmet Electric Hot Burner is a great choice for anyone looking for an easy-to-use, compact and durable single hot plate.
This appliance has 7 power levels, so you can find just the right setting for almost any dish. The heavy duty cast-iron flat heating plate ensures even heat distribution, while the cool-touch base keeps you safe from accidental burns.
Additionally, the non-stick surface provides easy cleanup when you're done using it. Finally, the non-skid rubber feet keep the device in place while in use.
Pro: Can reach a high temperature. Great for keeping food warm after cooking.
Con: Takes a while to get hot enough to cook food.
Brentwood TS-322 Single Electric Burner
SIZE: 25.4 x 8.9 x 27.3 cm
The Brentwood TS-322 Single Electric Burner is an affordable option if you have a small kitchen, are going camping, or are simply cooking for one person. It's lightweight, portable, and heats up fast.
Cast iron heating elements give the perfect cook temperature and even heat distribution every time. You can control the heat level quite simply using the temperature dial at the front of the hot plate, and the power indicator light lets you know when it's on.
With the auto shut-off function, you don't need to worry about leaving it on and causing a fire - it'll switch off automatically when it gets too hot.
Not only is this Brentwood hot plate easy to wipe clean, it comes with 4 non-slip feet to keep it stable on any surface.
Pro: Heats up quickly. Works well outdoors.
Con: Some have complained that it's difficult to control the temperature. Needs to be unplugged from the mains after use, otherwise it will stay on.
Low Watt Microwaves
Many households in Canada, as across much of the western world, have come to rely on microwaves to help with meal preparation. Often seen as a time-saving measure, microwaves can be used for everything from cooking food to heating up drinks.
Low watt microwaves can save you money on your electricity bill. If you frequently use your microwave, choosing a model with a lower wattage can make a difference in the long run. The 2 microwaves below come in at 700W, making them low watt compared to their higher watt counterparts that use anywhere from 800W – 1800W.
Galanz GLCMKA07BKR-07 Retro Microwave Oven
CAPACITY: 20 liters
SIZE: 45.47 x 35.05 x 26.16 cm
The Galanz Retro Microwave Oven brings retro style and convenience to your kitchen. With a modern digital display screen with green LED lights, you'll be able to easily read the timer and clock.
You'll have 6 variable power levels at your disposal, including a defrost option that lets you defrost by time or weight. Plus the microwave's 360° rotating glass turntable ensures that your food will be heated evenly every time, while the beeping feature means you'll hear 3 beeps once it's stopped.
There's an interior light for when you need to see what you're doing, as well as a light pull handle and child lock. The GLCMKA07BKR-07 Retro Microwave Oven is compact and won't take up too much space on your counter.
Pro: The timer goes up to 95 minutes. The pull handle makes opening this a breeze – better than the usual push button method.
Con: The dial can be difficult to use to set the desired time. And the start button is on the dial, so you might accidentally press it when you don't mean to.
Comfee' CM-M201K(BK) Microwave Oven
CAPACITY: 20 liters
SIZE: 43.9 x 33.5 x 25.9 cm
The Comfee CM-M201K(BK) Microwave oven has a compact, modern design that fits into any kitchen setting.
The express cook feature allows you to heat up your food quickly, while the 6 preset menus take the guesswork out of cooking some of the most popular dishes, including popcorn, potatoes, pizza, and frozen vegetables.
There are 5 power levels to choose from, giving you plenty of control over the cooking process, and the removable glass turntable turns 360 degrees for even cooking.
Both the touch pad control panel and the LED display screen are easy-to-read, and the interior light lets you keep an eye on your food while it's cooking.
The oven also features a clock and kitchen timer, as well as a child lock for safety.
Pro: Can disable the beeping sound. Compact size that will fit snugly on your counter top. One-touch buttons make operation very easy.
Con: Some have complained that the numbers on the digital display are difficult to see. Takes longer than some other models to heat up food.