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Old 04-26-2009, 07:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by trebuchet03 View Post
Do you have a KillaWatt? If not, next time I make toast I'll measure how much power is consumed

50-75Watts is a fairly sustainable (human fatigue wise) pace on a bike.... But, you're very inefficient at that particular moment as toast is typically a breakfast item, indicating you probably don't have much in the way of readily accessible energy. So you're even less efficient as your body needs to take more steps to convert chemical energy stores into usable energy

(better add a second slice )
I have a KillaWatt. In the never-ending quest to explore the frontiers of scientific knowledge, I just toasted an English Muffin using a DeLonghi "Alfredo" toaster oven. It consumed 0.09 KWH. The muffin was delicious.


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