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What is a 110-volt electric stove?

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A 110-volt electric stove is a smaller stove that can operate on standard American outlets. Compared to ranges that use 220 volts, they often have only one to three burners and a small oven.

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Most ovens in the United States draw 220 volts of electricity, which can provide enough power for four burners and a standard oven. However, 220-volt sockets require more robust electrical equipment capable of handling high amperage. While a 110-volt outlet can provide enough current to compete with a 220-volt outlet, few have the ability to handle the amperage required to operate a larger stove. Running multiple burners or a burner and the oven at the same time may trip a circuit breaker or blow a fuse. For people in smaller homes, however, 110-volt stoves may suffice.

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