Energy Saving Tips

How can I save energy when cooking?

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‎15-12-2017 10:19 AM
  • Limit how many times you open your oven door to stop heat from escaping.
  • Like with fridge seals, if you can remove a sheet of paper easily when your oven door is closed, you may need to replace the seals.
  • Let frozen food defrost in the fridge overnight to avoid using the microwave.
  • Make sure frozen food is completely thawed out to save cooking time and energy.
  • Use a lid when you’re boiling water in a pot to save energy and cook food faster.
  • Don't preheat the oven for longer than you need.
  • Slow-cooked dishes don’t need a preheated oven, plus you can turn the oven off 15 minutes before you take them out.
  • To get the most out of your oven or cook top, use it to capacity by cooking everything at the same time if you can.
  • Use flat bottom pans with tight-fitting lids that match the size of your electric cook top to cut down on heat loss, and use rounded pans for cooking with gas.
  • Try to cook on your BBQ or in your microwave during summer to keep your kitchen cool.
  • Kettles vary in wattage from around 2200 W upwards. Don’t waste energy by filling it full of cold water when you only want one cup!

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