10.3 - COOKING APPLIANCES
  Number of households by size of household
Two members Three members Four or more members Not stated
Households with a regular stove/range, separate cooktop or built-in oven
Yes 4,383,206 A 2,040,424 A 3,045,285 A 806,717 A
No U U U
Not stated U U U U
Households with a regular stove/range
Yes 4,054,285 A 1,937,504 A 2,921,498 A 755,420 A
No 219,615 M 74,240 M 80,083 M U
Not stated 146,744 A U U U
Age of the regular stove/range
5 years or less 1,334,706 A 797,995 A 1,164,119 A 259,298 M
6 to 10 years 1,235,442 A 614,328 A 925,962 A 181,731 M
11 to 15 years 658,830 A 219,535 A 484,469 A U
16 to 20 years 273,003 A 98,013 M 143,294 M U
21 to 25 years 141,916 M 54,593 M 58,692 M U
26 years or more 97,966 M U U U
Don't know 312,422 A 124,856 M 121,957 M U
Not stated 146,744 A U U U
Energy source of the regular stove/range
Electricity 3,240,959 A 1,548,365 A 2,157,511 A 494,248 A
Natural gas 296,741 A 149,936 A 363,337 M U
Electricity and natural gas U U 159,964 M U
Propane U U U U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated 514,456 A 207,784 M 227,893 A U
Households with a separate cooktop
Yes 625,764 A 243,711 A 373,209 A U
No 2,709,123 A 1,383,653 A 2,209,463 A 385,537 M
Not stated 1,085,757 A 444,803 A 481,615 A 197,371 M
Age of the separate cooktop
5 years or less 260,034 M 86,981 M 171,872 M U
6 to 10 years 111,208 M U 105,989 M U
11 to 15 years 88,225 M U U U
16 to 20 years 42,746 M U U U
21 to 25 years 31,496 M U U U
26 years or more U U U U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated 1,085,757 A 444,803 A 481,615 A 197,371 M
Energy source of the separate cooktop
Electricity 387,700 A 148,816 M 212,059 A U
Natural gas 77,864 M U U U
Electricity and natural gas U U
Propane U U U
Don't know U U U
Not stated 1,187,917 A 511,481 A 569,381 A 284,608 M
Households with a built-in oven
Yes 878,586 A 326,971 A 594,745 A 275,988 M
No 2,422,248 A 1,297,887 A 1,942,737 A 318,792 M
Not stated 1,119,810 A 447,309 A 526,806 A 230,939 M
Age of the built-in oven
5 years or less 341,285 M 135,228 M 283,124 M U
6 to 10 years 114,934 A 77,383 M 156,305 M U
11 to 15 years 176,209 M U 69,508 M U
16 to 20 years 70,083 M U U U
21 to 25 years 30,318 M U U U
26 years or more 37,150 M U U U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated 1,119,810 A 447,309 A 526,806 A 230,939 M
Energy source of the built-in oven
Electricity 643,148 A 222,914 M 472,133 M U
Natural gas U U U U
Electricity and natural gas U U U
Propane U U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated 1,308,103 A 512,303 A 575,477 A 298,299 M
Use of the regular stove/range or built-in oven with a separate cooktop during an average week
Three or more times a day 756,801 A 425,639 A 729,641 A 244,460 M
Two times a day 1,424,694 A 595,816 A 1,072,631 A 213,554 M
Once a day 1,543,532 A 814,364 A 964,107 A 239,304 M
A few times each week 518,429 A 191,468 A 169,220 A U
Once a week U U U
Less than once a week U U U
Never U U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated 117,562 M U U U
Households with a microwave oven
Yes 4,166,030 A 2,022,764 A 2,943,684 A 767,415 A
No 251,069 M U U U
Not stated U U U
Age of the microwave oven
5 years or less 2,027,360 A 973,275 A 1,658,310 A 436,798 M
6 to 10 years 1,149,593 A 665,960 A 808,770 A 179,289 M
11 to 15 years 489,642 A 161,849 M 222,903 M U
16 to 20 years 162,072 A 72,210 M 88,296 M U
21 to 25 years 136,299 M U U U
26 years or more 56,324 M U U U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated 88,726 M U U U
Use of the microwave oven during an average week
Less than 5 minutes 384,048 M 115,892 M 235,778 M U
5 to 15 minutes 1,113,355 A 634,045 A 641,970 A 282,235 M
16 to 30 minutes 1,088,383 A 589,942 A 929,919 A 104,619 M
31 to 60 minutes 1,047,777 A 440,700 A 728,156 A 200,865 M
61 minutes to 2 hours 304,833 A 151,874 M 248,174 A U
More than 2 hours 68,712 M U 98,029 M U
Don't know 73,417 M U 59,810 M U
Not stated U U U U

Note:

Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Legend:

The letter beside each estimate classifies its quality as follows: A–Acceptable, M–Use with caution, U–Too unreliable to be published.

Source:

2011 Survey of Household Energy Use