countertop appliances - Is 220v more powerful?
We are doing electrical in the kitchen and the electrician tells me that it is simple to add a 220v outlet now if I wanted. I was not sure but my european friend insists that 220v is inherently more powerful than 110, more reliable and cheaper too in amount of electricity it consumes. I thought the wattage is basically same whether it is 200 or 100 so it should not matter. But she then pointed out that the oven and the inductioon cooktop and the older miele washing machines are all 220 and can heat up faster. Also saw this older thread 220 or 110 advantium. So the question is.. Are 220v appliances inherently more powerful, faster and more reliable than 110v for things like