Save energy and money in your kitchen

January 26, 2011

Four tips to improve cooking efficiency

Just about everyone cooks, and cooking takes energy.  Here are four tips to help you use less energy and save money:

1.    A slow boil is just as hot as a fast boil, but uses less energy – so get in the habit of setting your food to boil gently.  Use lids on your pots to keep the heat in.

2.    Use flat, smooth-bottomed pots, and match them to the size of the element.  A lot of energy is wasted when small pots are used on large elements.

3.    Use your oven as a last resort because it consumes A LOT of power; stovetop cooking, microwaves, toaster ovens and pressure cookers use far less.

4.    When oven use is unavoidable, skip the preheating.  Make sure the seals around the door are in good shape to keep the heat in.

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One Response to “Save energy and money in your kitchen”

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