About a third of your household energy bill, on average, comes from your refrigeration and cooking appliances. If that’s not a motivation to see where you can make some easy changes we don’t know what is. So here’s a few kitchen tips that will save money on your next electricity bill and give you an Energy Efficient Kitchen.
Use a slow cooker or pressure cooker
Everyone loves a roast, but it’s no secret that ovens use a lot of energy. For other recipes, consider using a slow-cooker, which uses little more energy than a traditional light bulb. Want to cook faster? A pressure cooker is also a great alternative to develop great flavours really quickly. Used regularly a pressure cooker will help you in your quest for an Energy Efficient Kitchen.
Save on refrigeration costs
Everyone knows to check a fridge’s seals. Here are a few tips you might not know:
Check your fridge’s spacing from the wall. Less than 7.5 cms of ventilation from the wall can increase operating costs by 15 percent.
Your fridge should be between 3 to 4 degrees Celsius and your freezer between -15 and -18 degrees Celsius. Every degree lower will consume 5 percent more energy.
When putting food in the freezer, don’t pile it in a heap. Spread it out and it will freeze faster. Simple, but effective.
When purchaseing a Fidge be sure to check the energy rating go for 4 stars and above for an Energy Efficient Kitchen.
Dishwashers save water
Did you know using a dishwasher uses less water than hand washing? They probably do a better job than a lot of people as well. But be sure to use it responsibly. Make sure it’s full before you use it, and only use the necessary setting. You’re not saving energy if run a super-cycle when you only need a quick wash.
Having an energy efficient kitchen is very important and equally as important is recycling all the waste that is produced in the kitchen. Try our SINGLE or DOUBLERecyclit Waste Chute, they a perfect for just that.