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Cooking - Energy Saving Tips

Don't open your door too often

Don't open your door too often

during cooking times, as you can lose 20% of the accumulated heat.

during cooking times, as you can lose 20% of the accumulated heat. read less
Cook meals together.

Cook meals together.

Aim at cooking everything at once (e.g. apple pie and lasagne). Remember that you can cook at a higher temperature at the top of the oven, and at the same time...

Aim at cooking everything at once (e.g. apple pie and lasagne). Remember that you can cook at a higher temperature at the top of the oven, and at the same time at a lower temperature at the bottom. read less
Make use of residual heat from your oven

Make use of residual heat from your oven

Turn off the oven for the last 10min of cooking time or simply leave the oven door open to heat your room.

Turn off the oven for the last 10min of cooking time or simply leave the oven door open to heat your room. read less
Use pots and pans that cover the whole of the size of the cooker ring.

Use pots and pans that cover the whole of the size of the cooker ring.

At a certain time of cooking, turn off the rings and use their residual heat to finish cooking.

At a certain time of cooking, turn off the rings and use their residual heat to finish cooking. read less
Use lids on pots and pans while cooking

Use lids on pots and pans while cooking

This will speed up cooking time and save energy.

This will speed up cooking time and save energy. read less
Boil the water in your kettle

Boil the water in your kettle

The boiled water will speed up cooking time.

The boiled water will speed up cooking time. read less
Use the toaster instead of the grill

Use the toaster instead of the grill

It uses less energy!

It uses less energy! read less
Be careful in your approach to using general kitchen appliances

Be careful in your approach to using general kitchen appliances

Make sure to only use at the correct temperature and for the required amount of time.

Make sure to only use at the correct temperature and for the required amount of time. read less
Use a microwave for smaller amounts

Use a microwave for smaller amounts

Use the microwave instead of using the oven or stove to heat smaller meals.

Use the microwave instead of using the oven or stove to heat smaller meals. read less
Keep your oven clean

Keep your oven clean

This will help reduce cooking time.

This will help reduce cooking time. read less
Replace door seals

Replace door seals

If your oven door seals are worn, slit or broken, your oven can run less efficiently and therefore use more energy.

If your oven door seals are worn, slit or broken, your oven can run less efficiently and therefore use more energy. read less
Consider using a slow cooker or pressure cooker

Consider using a slow cooker or pressure cooker

They can save both energy and time while producing great food. Slow cookers also use energy during off-peak hours.

They can save both energy and time while producing great food. Slow cookers also use energy during off-peak hours. read less