Well I finally got to check the load of my oven/stove. It uses just 1.7 watts on standby. Not bad. Then I turned on the oven and what a surprise. 368 watts from the time I set the temp till I shut it off. It never changed. It is 10 years old and I will be changing it out for a battery ignition model. It uses 8 AA batteries. Says Lithium will last 3 yrs with regular use. And you do not have to plug it in. Seems to be a better choice.