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Cooking - energy saving tips

Here are some simple tips to help you reduce your energy use when cooking or making your morning coffee or tea:

Boil only as much water as you need in the kettle

Boil only as much water as you need in the kettle

when making your morning coffee or tea read more

when making your morning coffee or tea read less
Boil the water in your kettle before using it for cooking

Boil the water in your kettle before using it for cooking

This will speed up cooking time read more

This will speed up cooking time read less
Don’t open the oven door too often when cooking

Don’t open the oven door too often when cooking

By opening the oven door too often you can lose 20% of the accumulated heat read more

By opening the oven door too often 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 read more

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 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 read more

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 lids on pots and pans while cooking

Use lids on pots and pans while cooking

This will speed up cooking time and save energy read more

This will speed up cooking time and save energy 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 read more

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