Cooking appliances

Looking for an energy-efficient cooking appliance?

In Canada, cooking appliances:

  • meet minimum energy performance standards set by Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations
  • must have an EnerGuide label that says how much energy that model uses (gas ranges excepted)

Detailed information for manufacturers

Additional information for retailers

Cooking appliance technology and energy efficiency

Today's cooktops, ovens and ranges are about as energy efficient as current technology allows. After adding better oven insulation and tighter-fitting oven doors, there are few ways left to increase the energy efficiency of these appliances.

Since the range of energy consumption between different models is small, there is no ENERGY STAR specification to qualify cooking appliances as high efficiency.

Use EnerGuide to compare energy efficiency

EnerGuide label


The EnerGuide label is mandatory for all cooking appliances in Canada except gas ranges. It must be easy to see on the outside or inside of the product.

The label shows the product type, model number and average energy consumption in kilowatt hours (kWh) per year. A scale shows how the model’s energy use compares with similar models: the lower the number, the more efficient the product. 

Check the "second price tag"

The first price tag is the sticker price. The second price tag is the appliance's annual or lifetime operating cost. Use NRCan’s calculator for new appliances  to see the cost of operating a range for one year.

Regulations set the energy efficiency minimum

All residential cooking appliances are subject to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations, which set a performance standard for their energy consumption. This helps keep the least efficient products off the Canadian market.