Translating the kilowatt usage on your power bill into real world application isn't the easiest thing to do. This interactive residential energy use chart shows how much energy and money common appliances cost.
The chart features 53 common items like air conditioners, blenders, toasters, stereo systems, vacuum cleaners and more. To put the usage in more comprehensible terms you can set the chart to show you how much each appliance uses in watts, how expensive it is to run, how much in gasoline-equivalence it uses, or how much use you get out of it.
In the screenshot above we merged two images together so you can see the "What does 1 Kilowatt Hour yield for each appliance?" setting for two items. In our example we used the chart to answer a very important question. What's the more valuable use of a kilowatt hour, 36 slices of toast or 400 margaritas?
For more ways to visualise your power consumption make sure to check out WattzOn, Vampire Energy, and if you're a frequent laptop user you'll definitely want to take a peek at our research into how much battery life Sleep/Suspend really uses.