I'm buying new appliances and want to make sure I won't trip the circuit.

MW/convection is 950 W, 1750 W and 900W for three different functions. There is 20 Amp circuit for that.

the new stove would have total BTU at 57,000 but the circuit is 20 amp.

We have a toaster on a different circuit that is 1800 W.

Refrigerator is on separate 20 A circuit but I can't find info on Watts of potential new ref rig.

Is this okay?

  • Most everything should be fine. A 20A circuit can run at sustained loads of 1920W (80% capacity). I'm not sure about the stove though - you listed it in BTUs, which makes me think it's gas. If it is gas, it should be fine. If it's electric, that's not nearly enough. A 40A 240V would be more appropriate, and maybe even beefier depending on the actual stove specs.
    – Doresoom
    Jul 27, 2014 at 2:28
  • Everything you have is FINE. We'd need the actual electrical specs on the stove to know for sure about that though. BTU's is not an electrical rating. Jul 27, 2014 at 13:25
  • Here's a post explaining how to perform the calculations: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/10622/…
    – zundarz
    Jul 27, 2014 at 22:30
  • Hi Sandy! What country are you in? The answer will be quite different if you're wired for 120V or 240V.
    – bitsmack
    Jul 28, 2014 at 0:22


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