FioreCakes Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 2:37am
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I found that calculating the costs of all the ingredients/boards/time to make a cake was easy, but was left a little overwhelmed at calculating electricity/gas costs for my gas range oven. I know some of you must have been experiencing the same so I found this article that includes a nice little chart about halfway down the page which predicts electricity/gas usage for several different oven types! Of course you need to look at your bill and figure out the exact rate for a kW or therm of your electricity or gas, but I found this very helpful! Hope you do too! 

 

http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/cooking.html

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Pastrybaglady Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 6:55pm
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Thank you so much for posting this!  I was thinking I'd have to bust out some serious math to figure this out.

Stitches Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 7:03pm
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The way to do anything similar is to keep your old bills. As you should if your running a legit business. Add up last years electric bills (or water bills, or gas bills, etc....) and divide by 12= average cost per month.

FioreCakes Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 10:42pm
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That is true if you have a store with all the bills going towards your business. This is good for cottage law/ licensed home bakers who share their bill with personal expenses. This can help determine how many actual kW are going towards your business. 

kikiandkyle Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 12:58am
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AI can log in to my account online and see my daily usage and cost, which makes it easy to work out how much a day of baking cost in electricity.

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