Energy Efficiency In The Kitchen

Here are some of our own tips to help you save pennies and electricity!

  • Use a microwave instead of the oven as much as possible.
  • Use a pressure cooker, which saves loads of heat.
  • Simmer instead of boiling – less steam means less need to ventilate the room.
  • Cut food into smaller pieces in order to speed up cooking time.
  • Make one-pot meals, stir fries and stews save energy on cooking and washing up.
  • Always use the right size of pan for your cooking ring.
  • Take any shelves you don’t use out of the oven, and don’t keep opening the oven door while you’re cooking.
  • Use a kettle to boil water for cooking instead of boiling water on the hob.
  • Turn the oven off ten minutes before you serve the meal – it will retain plenty of heat for that time.
  • If you’re saving food in the fridge or freezer, let it cool down to room temperature first to save energy cooling it.
  • Cook plenty at once and freeze what you don’t need that day.
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